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Third Floor Escape
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May 15, 2012 @ 12:56am
May 17, 2012 @ 5:11pm
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Someone named "icoplex" on the Steam forums posted a challenge: make a map that is only 3x3x3 in playable area.

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2702579

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

I contend that this is probably about as meaningfully complex as you can make a puzzle in only a 3x3x3 cube. If you can break the map, I'll give you a cookie. Or at least say nice things.

Somehow this map ended up #1 on the front page of the Workshop on 5/17... for about five minutes. I'd think I was hallucinating if I didn't have screen shots and the sudden surge of visitors to prove it. So thanks for coming and trying the map, everyone--please just keep in mind that I did this map purely as a technical challenge to myself, and if you'd like some more traditional Portal puzzles please click on the "Catsy's Workshop" link right above the name of this map and give my other creations a try, or use the following link: http://steamcommunity.com/id/amezuki/myworkshopfiles?appid=620


Revision 2:
- Changed the ceiling flip panel to an angle panel. It should no longer be possible to break the level by getting a turret stuck in the panel.
- Changed the weighted button that controls the exit door to a cube button to avoid the cube getting nudged off-base by the player passing it.
- Changed laser barrier to a light bridge to avoid accidental player death when jumping off the top floor. If you jump into the thermal discouragement beam, OTOH, that's your own fault. ;)
- Not a change, but I'm keeping the first light bridge. It's true that it is not necessary to complete the level; it is there to use as a shield for players who aren't good at using a cube as a shield. Defeat the turret any way you can; it doesn't matter to me.
53 Comments
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apollosbeamship Sep 3, 2013 @ 9:01pm 
For a 3x3 it is 10/10 , turrets were a bonus too.
asminahipi Jul 18, 2013 @ 6:45am 
buen trabajo,gracias
Farfetchd Apr 1, 2013 @ 4:35pm 
Finally beat it. Great test chamber, was just the right kinda difficulty that I like!
mood3rd Feb 22, 2013 @ 4:27pm 
good 3x3x3 map :)
it is posible not only as you say, to complete this map without using the light bridge.
but also without using the cube as a shield.
I grabed both turrets & kept them alive-my challenge :)
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=128919823
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=128919756
baton Jan 9, 2013 @ 1:42pm 
Brilliant map!
Miami Mike Oct 21, 2012 @ 7:26pm 
Hey, I solved it!

You want to know how I did it?

So do I.
stormsend Aug 30, 2012 @ 2:11pm 
I wandered a bit but as i completed each step i was gratified enough to go on. Turret 2 gave me a headache and it took a while to get the laser but overall a good puzzle map. No glitches tnat i could see. #F4F
1980 Aug 5, 2012 @ 6:22am 
Small but somewhat confusing map.
StIg Jul 13, 2012 @ 10:36am 
You can actually defeat the turret without using a cube or the light bridge - you can reach it through a portal, but nice little, if slightly confusing, map...
Kubijo Jul 12, 2012 @ 11:45am 
Awesome!