“The weighted Companion Cube is an object from Valve’s 2007 1st person puzzle game Portal®. Between the interesting game mechanic, polished level design, and spot-on humor, it’s no wonder Portal® was an instant classic.
Ingame the player is deliberately lead through a series of devious ‘experiments.’ The Companion cube is presented to you with a flourish and required to navigate every obstacle on the level. The Companion cube is set up for the players to form a “bond” with before being forced to destroy it to continue.
I created a series of Companion Cube-based products so players can continue to hold and love their lost inanimate object. That cube will always have a special place in my heart.”
– Shane Smith of Sandman Artistry.
Shane will be showing off his 3D printed Portal® Companion Cube Thin Pendant at Shapeways EXPO at Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Check it out if you’re in town, and discover all of Shane’s game-inspired goods here. Want to make your own Portal® merch? Find out how here.