We may never get Portal on the Switch. The port is a lie, and all that. But we can attempt to recreate at least some of the joy of throwing sentient (?) cubes into lava and overthrowing a megalomaniacal robot lady in Minecraft in the meantime.

Reddit user minoan8128 has been posting their Still Alive note-block music for a few months, but it wasn't until they added a bunch of background gags, references, and secrets that the video really took off. It's currently sitting at almost 20k upvotes, and that's because it's a technical and visual delight.

Minoan8128 informs us that "no Jellies were harmed in the making of this video", referring to the wee cats that can be found sitting around the place, named after Minecraft YouTuber GoodTimesWithScar's cat, Jellie.

We don't want to spoil any of the lovely surprises in the video, so if you're a fan of Portal (and you don't mind watching llamas go through a series of experiments) then it's really worth checking out for yourself. And yes - this was all done in survival. The thought of having to corral that many villagers the old-fashioned way makes us feel a little bit sick.

Have you ever made anything this intricate in Minecraft? Do you think there's a chance Portal will come to Switch some day? Tell us about it in the usual place.

[source youtu.be]