Quantum Conundrum

PC, PS3, XB360 / Puzzle / Release: Jun 21, 2012 / ESRB: U

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How Kim Swift changed game design at Airtight Games

How Kim Swift changed game design at Airtight Games

Airtight Games started out as a small group of game developers from Microsoft Games Studios. Jim Deal, Matt Brunner, and Ed Fries had a lot of game ideas, so they created the studio in late 2003. The team recently released Quantum Conundrum.

The name widely associated with the game was Kim Swift, swiped from Valve after her work on Portal and Left 4 Dead. Given the acclaim that those two games received, Airtight was interested in working with Swift when she approached the team and formulated the idea for Quantum Conundrum.

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Quantum Conundrum joins PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection

Quantum Conundrum joins PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection

It's a good month to be a fan of quirky puzzle games if you're a PlayStation Plus member. Just in case last week's addition of Resident Evil 5 wasn't quite your style, this week's addition is a bit more cerebral: Quantum Conundrum for free.

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Quantum Conundrum getting two DLC packs

Quantum Conundrum getting two DLC packs

Quantum Conundrum will be getting two downloadable content packs this summer, Square Enix has announced. The two packs, titled "The Desmond Debacle" and "IKE-aramba!" will cost you $2.99 (240 Microsoft Points) apiece. The first one drops next week, so you don't have that much longer to wait for more conundrumming.

Read more: Staggered release dates across PC, PSN, XBL »

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Quantum Conundrum PC demo released

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Quantum Conundrum PC demo released

Seeing as this is American Independence Day, some of you might want to celebrate no longer living under the protection of a divine monarch, perhaps by playing a video game. A PC demo's out for Airtight's Quantum Conundrum now, so why not see what the new first-person puzzler from Portal co-creator Kim Swift is about before you munch down on your hotdogs and whatnot.

Read more: About 15 minutes to complete »

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Quantum Conundrum getting web game show

Quantum Conundrum getting web game show

Quantum Conundrum is getting the game show treatment on the Web. The "Super Dimensional Quantum Learning's Problems and Solutions Gametime Spectacular" will be hosted by Kevin Periera (Attack of the Show) and feature the game character Ike as a sidekick puppet.

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Quantum Conundrum review

Quantum Conundrum review

By marketing their first-person puzzle-platformer Quantum Conundrum as Portal creator Kim Swift's next project, Square Enix risked placing the game in the cross-hairs of harsh comparison. Thankfully, Swift and her Airtight Games team dodged that bullet, crafting an experience that not only stands up to such critical analysis, but also holds its own among the genre's best efforts.

Equipped with a gadget that could be mistaken for a next-gen take on Nintendo's Power Glove, players assume the role of an adventurous boy trapped in his mad scientist uncle's whacky mansion. More whimsical than witty, QC forgoes Portal's whip-smart storytelling and sterile settings in favor of a more family-friendly approach. That's not to say it's a "kiddie" game by any stretch, but more an all-ages entry with plenty of Pixar-like appeal.

Read more: The power of dimensional shifting at your fingertips »

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Quantum Conundrum preview

Quantum Conundrum preview

Valve has admitted that while developing Portal 2, it was considering making a game that didn't have portals. While they eventually backed away from that line of thinking, Quantum Conundrum is likely the game that they would have made had they continued working on their prototype.

Square Enix's upcoming downloadable game comes from Kim Swift, designer of the original Portal. As you move from test chamber to chamber, it's hard not to make comparisons between it and Valve's classic.

Read more: Switching between universes »

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Quantum Conundrum preview

Quantum Conundrum preview

It's hard to find a current generation series with more goodwill than Portal. Anything even tenuously connected to Valve's first-person puzzler will probably have good vibes extended to it. In the case of Quantum Conundrum, a game from Portal designer Kim Swift with some striking similarities, that goodwill has resulted in plenty of attention. And while it seems to have all the pieces in place, a hands-on with the PAX East 2012 demo only scratched the surface of what this concept can accomplish.

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Star Trek's Q to lend voice to Quantum Conundrum

Star Trek's Q to lend voice to Quantum Conundrum

If he wasn't irritating Captain Picard on the USS Enterprise, he was causing mischief in other dimensions or different parts of the galaxy. His pompous arrogance is what made John de Lancie's Q character such a wonderful foil for Patrick Stewart's reserved Jean Luc in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

The Q is now for Quadwrangle »

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Quantum Conundrum preview

Quantum Conundrum preview

There's more than a little family resemblance in Portal designer Kim Swift's latest game, Quantum Conundrum. Both games pit the player against environmental puzzles, armed with a high-tech device that breaks the laws of physics. Portals allowed players to move around unconventionally in an otherwise fixed room. Quantum Conundrum takes a more extreme approach, letting you to shift the entire world into another dimension.

Read more: Steam 'limits a lot of what we're allowed to do' »

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Quantum Conundrum announced, shares Portal DNA

Quantum Conundrum announced, shares Portal DNA

A new game named Quantum Conundrum is making its debut at PAX 2011, and Valve fans may want to take note. The first-person physics-based puzzle game comes from the mind of Kim Swift, whose student project Narbacular Drop became the building blocks for the original Portal. Swift left Valve to head up a project at Airtight Games, and Quantum Conundrum definitely shows its roots.

Read more: Solving puzzles with dimension »

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