Portals have so many uses, so why restrict them to the puzzle game that bears their name? The team at 1047 Games thought portals would be a pretty fun element in an arena shooter, so they set out to make one. The end result is Splitgate: Arena Warfare, a combination of Portal and the game they once worked on, Halo.
The idea for Splitgate started when Ian Proulx and Nicholas Bagamian, two computer science majors at Stanford, decided to stick portals into an FPS as part of a project demo. They realized they had something, and the team and project scope grew and grew. 1047 Games says they want to bring back the glory days of arena shooters with their creation.
- Free Arena Shooter: Developed by a passionate group of Halo veterans, it’s easy to see why IGN describes Splitgate as a free “Halo meets Portal,” referencing it’s arena shooter gameplay. The game is free so download it now! We promise it’s worth every penny.
- Easy to Learn, Difficult to Master: Standard FPS controls and intuitive portal mechanics mean beginners are up and running right off the bat. However, players must constantly evolve strategies and their ability to think with portals in order to outsmart their opponents. The skill cap is limitless!
- Unlimited Ways to Play: with custom games and multiple playlists, there is something for everyone. We highly recommend big head mode with low gravity and unlimited ammo!
Spiitgate is free to download right now on Steam. 1047 Games has plans to introduce the game to consoles as well.