If you think purchasing a HoloLens for $3,000 is a total waste of money, this demo of Portal on Microsoft’s augmented reality hardware may change your mind. AR game maker Kenny W has successfully demoed this futuristic first-person puzzle game into augmented reality using HoloLens, which was mind blowing.
Valve’s famous creation
Originally released in 2008, Valve’s Portal is a famous video game where you have to solve space-bending puzzles using the portal gun to escape a deadly laboratory. You can place two portals, one is orange and another is blue. No matter where you place the portals, they are always connected to each other. Object passes through the orange portal and emerges from a nearby blue portal. While this HoloLens version won’t let you step through the portals by yourself, you can throw an AR weighted companion cube into the orange portal and watch it teleports around your house. What makes this AR version more interesting is that the ability of the cube to recognize a flight of stairs and fell down accordingly.
“The project itself was developed in the Unity 3D engine, which is fully supported by the HoloLens,” Kenny told The Next Web.
This isn’t the first time Kenny has built such cool things using HoloLens. Last November, he posted another impressive demo of augmented reality Pokémon Go.
Kenny W, a recent college graduate has already been approached by Microsoft about this amazing creation. It won’t be even surprising if Valve starts thinking to remake an AR version of Portal.