February 21, 2008
GDC08: Portal's "Still Alive" coming to Rock Band
Huge Success! The song that kept GlaDOS in all of our hearts well after Portal came to an end (which won GDC's Game of the Year award by the way) will be coming to Harmonix's rock band simulator... Rock Band in the form of DLC. From the Rock Band Blog:
That is when we jumped on-stage and pulled out our Rock Band equipment piece by piece. Dan Teasdale (one of our senior designers) started picking a three person band with Jonathan and Alex Rigopulos (co-founder of Harmonix and head honcho). When they got to the song list they scrolled through an almost infinite amount of DLC until eventually they stopped on one-
"Still Alive" by GlaDOS.
Yup. That is the song that Jonathan wrote that is the credits song at the end of Portal. The crowd went nuts. Earlier we had turned the backing vocals all the way down and the microphone vocals all the way up so we could actually hear his voice instead of GLaDOS. Alex was on drums ruling it, and Dan Teasdale held his own on guitar. By the end of the song even the people in the back of the room were screaming. It was an awesome way to debut a song we've been working on.
Details including "when" and "how" weren't released, so we can only hope it will be soon (and cheap or free!). It's hard to overstate my satisfaction...
Posted by Clayton Ashley at 11:45 PM
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This is great news! This will tip the scale towards buying rockband instead of guitarhero
This matters little. We all know (at least, I thought y'all realized) the Rock Band/Guitar Hero string of games needs to implement a song editor. Upload a song and make your own out of it for the difficulty levels, and with any luck they could create an auto-create feature that gives you a basis of the song and where you'd want to edit it.
But they're probably going to just keep siphoning money from the masses before they do that.
Paroxysm, I wouldn't be suprised if thats Harmonix's next game (at least I hope so!).
Seriously, these pictures are getting out of hand. Copying and pasting a guitar into a screenshot from Portal doesn't count as being witty. Make an effort or just spare Steve the bandwidth.
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