Free Game of the Day - Tag: The Power of Paint

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<b>The Game: </b> Tag: The Power of Paint<br/><br/><b>Genre: </b> Historically Important First-Person Puzzler Student Project<br/><br/><b>Platform: </b> PC<br/><br/><img src="http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/image/article/122/1221439/taginline_1332462463.jpg" /><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><b>The Scoop: </b> Tag: The Power of Paint is a first-person puzzle platformer developed by a student team at Digipen. Players have the ability to "paint" any of the game's surfaces, changing its properties. Make walls bouncy or sticky. Make floors "speed floors." This simple painting mechanic is used to solve around an hour's worth of puzzles.<br/><br/>Sound familiar? It should. After Tag released, Valve scooped up the entire student team and set them to work designing Portal 2! This is a remarkably similar to the story of <a target="_blank" href="http://pc.ign.com/articles/122/1220564p1.html" target="_blank">Narbacular Drop</a>. That game's team was hired by Valve and ended up producing the original Portal. <br/><br/>Anyone curious about what Valve has in mind for Portal 3 would be wise to pay attention to what other student projects the company pays an interest in.<br/><br/><center><b><a target="_blank" href="https://www.digipen.edu/?id=1170&download=1506" target="_blank">Download Tag direct from Digipen! </a></center></b><br/><br/><iframe src="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dDUyenV0aGJwVnVHazI0TG5jdm14QXc6MQ" width="460" height="320" frameborder="0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0">Loading...</iframe><br/><br/><i>Free Game of the Day is a column that spotlights a new 100%-free game, every day. Not demos, or shareware, or "freemium" games. Just pure, free gaming goodness. It's that simple! Interested in previous Free Game of the Day posts? <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ign.com/wikis/free-games/Free_Game_of_the_Day" target="_blank">Check the archive</a>, or follow <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/#!/ignfreegames/" target="_blank">@IGNFreeGames</a> on Twitter!</i><br/><br/><br><br/><br/>&#169;2012-03-22, IGN Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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