It’s hard to overstate my satisfaction with the Weighted Companion Cube I made for my friend Mike for his birthday. The original pattern was just stuffed and not weighted, so I made a cube out of plastic canvas and suck a mesh bag full of rocks into it before stuffing.
Here’s a picture of it next to my cat so you can get an idea of size.
The Weighted Companion Cube is from a video game called Portal. In the game, you are a test subject in a lab that has been taken over by an evil computer and you have to run through a series of tests using a portal gun that lets you easily get from one place to another by walking through portals.
You use cubes from the beginning of the game to push buttons, but partway through you are introduced to a special cube with hearts on it called the “Weighted Companion Cube”. You are repeatedly told not to fall in love with the cube and that it hasn’t any feelings, but you can see from scribblings on the wall that other test subjects have fallen in love with the cube.
At the end of this series of tests, you are forced to incinerate your new best friend to progress through the game. Someone made a video, so here it is for your reference and enjoyment.
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