In 1986 Activision released an adventure named Portal
, a (for the time) unique attempt of creating a novel specifically for the computer. It was an epic science-fiction story written by Rob Swiggart
about an astronaut who returns home after a failed 100-year voyage to find all inhabitants of Earth vanished into thin air, the remnants of civilization decaying in their absence.
Today Rob Swiggart, together with indie developer Subliminal Games
, are aiming to bring the game back, with the capabilities of a modern 3D game engine. To achieve this goal, a Kickstarter campaign
was launched. Upon success of this campaign, the game is planned for release on PC and Mac in time for the 2013 holidays.