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Convergent Conversion
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Oct 25, 2013 @ 1:40am
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Description
Deep beneath the facility of Aperture lies a sphere of three chambers utilizing all three mobility gels. Puzzles are ranged from easy-medium difficulty.

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More details:
Current version: 1.0
Theme: Underground
Difficulty: Easy-medium
Estimated playtime: 10 minutes

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Special thanks to:
(chronologically)
Sdather : Playtester
Yishbarr : Playtester
Josepezdj : Playtester

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Changelog:
v1.0 - Official release version

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FAQ
Q: How do I download this?
A: Press the green 'Subscribe' button with the plus sign beside it. It'll download to your Portal 2 workshop maps folder. After that, load Portal 2, go to 'Play Community Test Chambers', 'Play Single Player Chambers' and find 'Convergent Conversion'. Click it and click play.

Q: How long did you make this?
A: Started on September 10 2013 and released on October 25 2013. Without counting the days I took my end-of-year examinations and days I didn't played Portal 2, its estimated to be around 20 days.

Q: How did you make this level?
A: Portal 2 Authoring Tools.

Q: Etymology of the level name?
A: "Convergent" is a type of tectonic plate boundary where the plates move and collide with each other. I learned the term from Geography and thought it rhymed with "Conversion" so why not, right? "Conversion" just refers to the Conversion Gel - the main puzzle of the map.

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Tell me what you guys think about this map! Good luck and have fun!
37 Comments
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Tyr Anasazi Feb 14 @ 10:20am 
love the last puzzle, beautiful bouncing cube to finish the map.
vioray Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:23pm 
some very nice puzzles, nicely done
KillCrazy Jul 20, 2014 @ 2:38pm 
I like the solution to the last puzzle.
Volperine Dec 25, 2013 @ 2:44am 
Oh Nice thank you , I'm gonna play it with great plesure :)
RectorRocks  [author] Dec 24, 2013 @ 10:26pm 
Thanks! I love your videos :) Have you tried Gephyrophobia? It's my newest map :)
Volperine Dec 24, 2013 @ 10:18pm 
I was searching for some map of yours to play them and I forgot to mention that I've made a blind run of this on octobre the 27 and others, this one here is it : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaqmPfeBhzU
I love your maps RectorRocks !!
Excellent job dude,
Der HammerMeister Dec 15, 2013 @ 12:47am 
Two cons:
1) The conversion gel is a bit finnicky (minor)
2) The player can get stranded at the bases of the supporting pillars just above the deadly goo. (major)

Also, I found myself dead before I hit the water, among other small annoyances such as not being able to place portals between chambers due to unrealistic use of clipping surfaces. A little realignment with the invisible surfaces and this test is just about perfect.
BlumCoLe' (✿◠‿◠) Dec 1, 2013 @ 5:44am 
Great style, really good variaty of using gels, but I think it's unlogical to cannot set the portals on platforms which I can see, but ...hm.

Gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz-j79hgX9g

Keep goin'
hodosil Nov 22, 2013 @ 6:46pm 
I did give a positive rating, but I also agree with Bayram. The doors close very slowly and while standing on the button I was wondering if I am supposed to try to go through it. It didn't end well.

It isn't always obvious if a course of action is a cheat or the way things are supposed to go. The first room's solution feels like a cheat. There isn't much room for two portals on the first splash of conversion gel so as a player I don't know if managing to get two portals there is the way to go or a cheat.
Wonder Girl Nov 14, 2013 @ 2:40pm 
Funny puzzle!