In Portal, I am continually told that I will

be receiving cake for all my hard work

but in the final room I keep dying.

How do I avoid dying so that I can

get the cake?

  • @Ala: I agree with you: now that you edited the title, it works really better! And the body gives a nice vision of what you are actually seeking for. – dag729 Jul 8 '10 at 23:48
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    The cake is a lie. Downvote me if you will, but it had to be said) – cowgod Jul 9 '10 at 3:38
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    When I died in the fire, I thought that was the end of the game. How edgy and hip of valve to kill you. It was a year before I found out there was more to the game - much more! – Jay Bazuzi Feb 12 '11 at 18:50
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    This question was a triumph. I'm making a note here: Huge Success. It's hard to overstate my satisfaction. – EBongo Feb 6 '13 at 4:06

You need to think with Portals!

Look up in the direction you are heading to the fire; you can spawn a portal on the wall up there, one to your right, and teleport out of danger.

After that, keep trying to reach the party to get your promised cake!

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    Though I would not wait for the party associates to take me there... – Gnoupi Jul 9 '10 at 5:51
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    @Gno, I guess you didn't see what the latest update to the game does ;) – juan Jul 9 '10 at 13:48
  • Juan > What would that be? Is this only relevant to certain versions of the game, for example the PC version? – GnomeSlice Sep 30 '10 at 3:03
  • @Gnome, beware, it has spoilers (video of the new ending): rockpapershotgun.com/2010/03/03/… – juan Sep 30 '10 at 3:06
  • @Juan > ...intense. – GnomeSlice Oct 23 '10 at 15:58

You should try to escape from the room with the fire without dying. The cake is... later.


If you shoot a portal above the flames, and a portal on a wall you can jump into, you will get onto the shelf above them. In my opinion, it is about this point that the fun really gets started... (Hint - this is not then end of the game, by a long way!)

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    The game really starts to get interesting at this point:-) – Rory Alsop Mar 18 '11 at 21:25

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