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Portal Designer Heads To Dark Void Studio

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Kim Swift, best known for being one of the students-turned-Valve-developers behind Narbacular Drop and team leader for its better-known successor Portal has left the house of Half-Life for the den of Dark Void.


Swift is joining Airtight Games, the studio behind Capcom's almost-finished jet-pack action game Dark Void. She will be a project lead.

"I've learned so much and had some amazing experiences at Valve," Swift said in a press release announcing the move. "But when I heard I had the opportunity to work on innovative titles with my friends over at Airtight, I couldn't pass it up."


Swift was last seen by Kotaku in Tokyo, where she was demonstrating Left 4 Dead 2 and helping members of this website find a chainsaw with which to slice zombies.

Not that Kotaku was expecting any, but this news sheds no light on a Portal 2, other than to confirm that should such a sequel be made it won't have one of its chief creators involved.

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Maybe she got bored..wanted to do more IP,s ,or wanted to work on more than one project every couple of years? i know LFD1 & LFD2 wer close together..but otherwise theres only so much Half Life and Team fortress a person can handle. brilliant as they are.