Pine Studios has announced a somewhat surprising expansion to its co-operative escape room game, Escape Simulator, bringing the world of Valve’s iconic Portal franchise to the game in an all-new room inspired by the designs of Aperture Science.
It’s a big one too, with the developers estimating it’ll take players a good 30 to 60 minutes to complete, and is so large that a brand-new checkpoint system has been implemented as well.
The DLC will even pack Aperture Science Laboratories-styled character skins, and will be playable for up to 10 players (though Pine says it’s best played with 1-4). The best part is this DLC will be free for all owners of the base Escape Simulator game when it arrives on September 8th. If you need a reminder for when it drops, you can wishlist Portal Escape Chamber on Steam right here.
Here’s an exciting trailer for the Escape Simulator: Portal Escape Chamber DLC:
“Your services are required in this new Portal Escape Chamber on September 8th. This chamber is approved by Valve and based on the Aperture Science Enrichment Center from the Portal games! We are of course incredibly thankful to the entire team at Valve for letting us create this new free DLC, which is truly a wish come true for all of us at Pine Studio!
“In this free-to-play DLC for Escape Simulator, you and fellow subjects scientists (up to nine) were part of a minor workplace incident, causing the place to go into a state of complete lockdown. Now that you’re trapped in this laboratory, it’s up to you all to stay calm and escape.
“Solve puzzles, repair the Personality Core, reunite with some familiar cube-shaped friends, and break the Aperture Laboratories’ safety protocols to gain your freedom. And to make your escape a little bit sweeter. we promise that there will be cake. No lie.”