Portal, Korean Style



Eyebrows have been raised at the rather shameless filching of the dimensional portal gameplay Valve’s Portal is known for by a Korean multiplayer FPS, with the equally original title “GATE.”


The game, by JC Entertainment, is currently in closed beta testing in Korea. Whether there are any plans for an international release is not clear.

It seems also to bear more than a passing resemblance to TF2…

Portal gameplay for those unfamiliar with it:

Whilst someone stealing the portal gameplay was perhaps inevitably going to happen, duplicating the exact same portal effect and gameplay dynamic seems to be taking things a little too far.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:25 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It would be cool to spawn portals like that in real life.
    Imagine the possibilities: girls, money etc.

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    Comment by Experimental
    09:18 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gate... they see me rippin'... they hatin'...

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:13 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Koreans, they copy everything.

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    Comment by Canadane
    02:45 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wouldn't mind shooting people through portals.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:06 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Darksiders already did it.

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    Comment by PrinceHeir
    03:36 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i kinda prefer this version than the real one. it looks like a combination of team fortress 2 and protal not to mention it's cell shaded.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:21 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Definitely looks similar, but I wouldn't call making a hole in space copying. There aren't really that many ways to do it. Besides, depending on the release dates (which I don't remember) we could say portal was copying Prey (or vise versa), which also had a similar simple portal.

    Also: mimicry is the lifeblood of not only the games industry, but art itself. If not for mimicry, nothing we have now would exist. Theres nothing wrong with taking a game design and trying see how it would work when taken in a different direction. Thats kind of how these things work.

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    Comment by Myballz
    03:20 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Looks like Koreans mix Team Fortress 2 with Portal and had a Baby and called it "Gate" which is a rip-off.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:54 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Didn't they also copy TF2? What's with Koreans and Valve?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:20 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    and so korea decided they wanted in on the simmonsing

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:44 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    please dont use simmonsing since simmons nick don't start that but slam dunk mangaka is the first plagiarist mangaka. just told you.

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    Comment by Njrg
    05:43 07/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm ok with Portal being ripped off because I think its hard to copyright the idea of using 4th dimensions into a game.

    I've long had the "portal" like gameplay/concept in my head as an idea long before the time of Playstation 2's and Xbox's.

    And I'm not the only person I believe to imagine/ try to comprehend it.

    The only thing portal did as a game I couldn't/didn't think about was making the portal thing into a gun, giving it a storyline, and the idea of cake at the end.

    Infact, I might even say that the Portal Gun is an evolved rippoff of the Translocator in Unreal Tournament 2004.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:49 07/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    True. I'd also have to say that this 'Portal' concept is something that you should not have been able to patent. The design of the Portal Gun itself maybe... not the concept of using portals to move around a room!

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:54 14/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's the first time I've seen something like in the demo video, I thought the platforming aspects looked incredible!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:00 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It is a portal but doesn't appear to function the same way. Rather than setting town 2 portals connected to each other it lets you pass threw any object.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:28 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    hurry someone please make korean actors zombie mod for left 4 dead!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:26 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    But ENJOY KOREAN ZOMBIE!!!! Refer to Highschool of the Dead!

    hurry someone make that korean zombie as a mod for left 4 dead!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:24 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least in this game are outdoor and fighting thats not fighting knock-out tripods. BUT THEY DIDNT HAVE VALVE NAME HOW DARE IT!

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:07 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    In other news, every FPS is a ripoff of Wolfenstein 3D, every RTS its a ripoff of Dune 2, etc.

    Its a game with popular elements, its no surprise that more will be made like it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:44 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Final Fantasy is a ripoff of dragon quest.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:20 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They were made by the same company idiot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:16 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah right, look at the NES era.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:56 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    it was not you assfucker. Enix and Square used to be a separate company.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:35 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Am I the only one that noticed the Double Bubble homage?
    I didn't know they sell those in Korea too...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:35 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    yea it's ripping of but adding the portal gun to TF@ is just WIN on so many levels

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:35 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    you can fap on gmod to has that fantasy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:38 05/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    looks interesting

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:47 05/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i hope JC staff has nothing to do with this

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    Comment by Lily
    20:35 05/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    My post never appeared. T_T Funny.

    Copying, yes, but not as if Portal didn't copy a few things themselves. (The comments of http://kotaku.com/5604003/south-korean-game-rips-off-portal reflect how I feel about this).

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    Comment by Kawaisouma-san
    20:21 05/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The GATE is a lie.
    And I think I just lost due to orange text.

    Comment by Fgwar
    20:20 05/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They better have the inclusion of a Companion Cube and Cake, otherwise, this game is going to have little to no player base.

    Although this is a good way to prepare for the REAL multiplayer FPS portal goodness. Just a little longer, Team Portress...

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    Comment by Jash
    20:13 05/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Korean version looks a little RPGish, but valves portal is too awesome to rip off.

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    Comment by Ghost Dog
    06:59 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Valve doesn't have a monopoly on "Portals". People have been opening holes in walls and floors for decades either through magic or technology.

    We can compare the games and gameplay all we want(TF2-ish cell-shade), but all that really matters is how good the game is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:53 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    mmmmm should we go "FOREIGN FILTH ARE STEALING OUR GAMES!!!!" ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:03 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What makes me lol the most about this is that Korea complains HEAVILY about Highschool of the Dead using the likeness of one of their actors as a zombie, but they have no problem whatsoever stealing chunks of entire games and calling it their own idea.

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    Comment by Risui
    04:07 07/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    moron, those are completely different things. They call HotD racist not plagiarist, the guy is a person not a concept or an idea.

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    Comment by TNinja
    20:46 05/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, I wouldn't mind a MMO having a portal stuff. After all, Portal is so genius, why not alter it.

    But then again, maybe this is a matter about honor and stuff. I don't know.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:02 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    >Well, I wouldn't mind a MMO having a portal stuff.

    I think you should hang your head in shame...

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    Comment by Dreck
    21:07 05/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm not really seeing any other way to make a portal look any different from Valve's, for simplicity's sake - they've always appeared, and functioned the same way as they always have.. Nice round hole large enough to step into. But Valve is by far not the most original company to have stepped onto this earth if you're gonna nitpick over something like this.
    I think I remember learning of a portal on my birthday, maybe I should rag on Valve.

    At least this is international. Like we need another incestuous breeding ground of retard gaming redundancy running amok like in JP

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:07 05/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    A portal MMO would be pretty unique, despite the portal part being a ripoff.

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    Comment by Yuki
    21:36 05/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Portal spam...err, no thank you.

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    Comment by Darkrockslizer
    20:46 05/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well face it, Prey (2006) was before Portal (2007). Portal was just the first to make it right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:10 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, I don't quite understand this.

    Portals aren't new at all. Using portals and puzzles isn't ripping of Portal at all. It's as much as ripping off Super Mario Brothers by making a 2D platform scroller where you can jump and walk to the right and left.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:34 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    A difference I noticed between these, besides the color spectrum, is that they can apparently make portals on anything when Portal's limitation was unmoving flat surfaces, which makes sense considering if you want a flat portal that isn't raping reality, you need a flat surface. The one on the truck is appalling; it makes me wonder what would happen if you went through the back side of the portal that's hanging off.

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    Comment by obro
    21:05 05/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ah yes...prey....that game was awesome

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:05 05/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Narbacular Drop (i.e. Portal 0) was before Prey.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:53 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Things usually evolve from something that already exist.

    Still, it'd be awesome if they could make you go through portals to a completely different scenario without displaying the infamous LOADING screen. Dimensional gates <3

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:23 05/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    and by the time narbacular drop was finisihed, Prey had been in development for almost 10 years since 1995.

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    Comment by Darkrockslizer
    01:35 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Prey had an enough potential with its portal boxes, gravity shift roads and size distortions, however past its intro play it failed to explore more of it, making portals only an alternative way of having doors to lead you through your generic, linear alien shooter.

    Portal, on the other hand, wasn't afraid to make portals the key part of solving the game and dealing with obstacles/enemies in non-traditional ways.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:31 05/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Still, it's kinda hard to still ideas from something that doesn't exist, so I think it's safe to say that Narbacular Drop had nothing (or almost nothing) to do with Prey.

    And it was first to do that portal thing AND first to do it right. So, yeah, Prey has no serious spot in history of, emmm, "portal-making".

    Comment by Fgwar
    20:17 05/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its a good way to prepare for the REAL Portal FPS, that is combined with the best of two worlds, Team Fortress and Portal gun. Valve, I love you so much, because unlike most game companies, you actually care about your customers, as well as admitting and apologizing to your customers when you are wrong...not to mention compensating them for their troubles.

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    Comment by Peter Barton
    01:40 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Someone already combined Team Fortress 2 and Portal.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:03 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The fake is a lie!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:40 07/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why did he get downgraded he was saying this game is a fake it's a lie, the original portal will always be the best. Can't wait for 2.

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    Comment by Riiku
    01:17 06/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    But Valve havent done an multiplayer deathmatch in Portal. So what's wrong with that GATE?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:36 05/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And before you know it, China comes out with "DOOR"

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