Minigames

Xortex

Are you a bad enough dude to become a Xortex ace?
Relive the golden era of gaming — only this time, it’s all around you.

Described as a bullet hell type game, Xortex involves picking up a spaceship with the motion controllers and moving it around in the virtual space to avoid an increasingly difficult barrage of projectiles.

The controlled spaceship can also fire back at enemy ships and the game features various levels, boss encounters, and a scoreboard. The ability to play the game by only using the player’s upper body is one of the hallmarks of the minigame.

Solar System

Why watch shows about the vast majesty of space when you can jump in and see it for yourself? Have educational space-fun while putting Neil Degrasse-Tyson out of business.

A 3D model of the Solar System that you can walk around and interact with. The planets orbit the sun, and you can pick up and throw the planets around.

Robot Repair

Can you repair a robot? Good, because Aperture Science’s Human Diversity Outreach Program is now hiring.

You are tasked with repairing the robot Atlas from Portal 2. This minigame is largely presented as an “interactive comedy sketch”.

Postcards

Visit exotic, far-off locales from the comfort of your own head.

The mountain area was created by putting together a large number of photographs of a mountain range nearby to the Valve Corporation headquarters, Vesper Peak

  • A robot dog accompanies the player and fetch can be played with the canine by using a stick.

  • The “lava tube” features a balloon machine capable of inflating different coloured balloons that float about the cave.