A Detailed Analysis of the Tutorial Mechanics in the Video Game ‘Portal’

Game designer Dan “OtherDan” Emmons analyzes the tutorial mechanics from the video game Portal in a video narrated by Daniel Floyd. The analysis is part of the Design Club series by the folks at Extra Credits (see previously).

How does Portal teach an entirely unfamiliar mechanic in a way that feels simple and natural? Game Designer Dan “OtherDan” Emmons walks through the very first levels.