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Published on January 27th, 2012 | by Dan


Lead Portal Designer Showcases Quantum Conundrum

We first highlighted Quantum Conundrum back in August of last year. The game is a physics-based puzzler being developed by Airtight Games and designed by Kim Swift, the lead designer of Portal. Now we have some actual gameplay footage from CES, complete with commentary from Swift herself.


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You play as a boy who is staying at his uncle’s house–except your uncle happens to be a mad scientist, and now you’re lost in his lab. Armed with a dimension-bending glove, you have to solve puzzles with physics and time. The glove can change the world into five different dimensions on the fly, and these dimension changes affect the way matter and space behave to help you solve puzzles. As you might expect from one of the minds behind Portal, Quantum Conundrum features quirky humor and will have more of a narrative than other physics-based games like Q.U.B.E.

The puzzles in Quantum Conundrum look like they will be a blast to play, perhaps even giving Portal puzzles a run for their money. No release date or price has been announced yet, but we would expect the game to be released on Steam. We will keep you updated as more details surface!

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6 Responses to Lead Portal Designer Showcases Quantum Conundrum

  1. jdog005 says:

    im touching myself right now

  2. TehFishOfDoom says:

    KBMOD should sue for copyright infringement.
    Uncle Touchy (He builds gloves! Gloves that can molest even time and physics!)
    Puzzle basement. (And you’re trapped in it!)
    Negligent adults (See entire KBMOD staff)
    This essentially KBMOD Offices: The Game.

  3. totalh4x says:

    puzzle basement: the game

  4. Syrex says:

    Seems amazing.

  5. Tazzie02 says:

    “we would expect the game to be released on Steam.”
    It has the Steam logo along with the 360 and PS3 logos at the very end, so we can more than expect it.

  6. krunch says:




I put the OO in Swagoo. One of the founders of KBMOD. I stream on Twitch as well as writing and editing for the website.

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