When ‘Portal’ meets ‘Super Mario’ you get this game

The creators of the forthcoming free game “MariO” say this “Portal”/”Super Mario Bros.” mashup will even feature a multiplayer option.

By Winda Benedetti

A two-man indie game development team has put an Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device (aka a Portal gun) in the hands of Nintendo’s most famous mustachioed character. The result is not only awesome, it’s a forthcoming game called “MariO.”

Maurice Guégan and Sašo Smolej at the European outfit Stabyourself assure us they are not simply teasing us with the following footage from their latest game project which mixes some “Portal” puzzle-solving into the famed platforming action of “Super Mario Bros.”

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtcGiZelPfk&w=460&h=245]

“Yes, this is an actual game being developed – it is not a mod of any existing one,” they write on their site.

The game will feature a simultaneous multiplayer option and a level editor, and all the source code will be made available after release. More importantly, they say it will be released for free “so we don’t get stabbed by lawyers.”

But what you and I really want to know is when can we get our hands on “MariO”? Their answer: “Whenever.”

To tide you over, the team previously made a free game called “Not Tetris 2” – which they explain has “all the upsides of ‘Tetris’ and all the downsides of physics.” Check it out:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8edwWVSHsrY&w=420&h=345]

You can download “Not Tetris 2” for free right here right now.

(Thanks to Kotaku for the heads up.)

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