What’s going on here? Over at aperturescience.com a fancy countdown timer just counted down, and now there’s a message up top that says “Help release Portal 2 early! Play the 13 games in the potato sack to reboot GLaDOS.”
Presumably if enough people play the games in the potato sack Valve will unlock the game before its scheduled Tuesday release date. (Considering pirated console versions have already leaked, it’s only fair that law abiding gamers get early access, too.)
We now have a mission: play these games immediately. I’d like to play Portal 2 this weekend if at all possible.
Actually, here’s what Valve has to say on the matter:
This weekend is the last chance to pre-purchase Portal 2. Get your copy now, save 10% and be ready to play the moment it is released.
Help release Portal 2 early: From now until release, play any or all of games in The Potato Sack to expedite the launch of Portal 2. Your efforts will be tracked on the official GLaDOS@home page.
Each game in The Potato Sack has received a massive Portal-themed update, making a collection of 13 hit indie games even better. So why not get a taste of Portal 2 now while you help launch it?