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Aperture Beginnings

This mod sets place during Portal 1

Aperture Beginnings Tell the story of A young woman Named Mia,as an employee Working on the dreaded day of GLaDOS Activation, Forced Deeper into the bowels of the Earth, Will She Ever Escape?, Is there anyone Else Alive?, Can GLaDOS be Stopped????

Project-leaders: NunamedDragon


Level Designers:NunamedDragon Dorforyou

Voice-Actors: Theevina

Past Employees:



  • Level designers.
  • Modelers (Who can make People)
  • Programmers (who can at least import content from other source Games)

Voice Actors Needed!

  • Main Character Companion, Appleyard_Voiceovers by default if hes still up for it
  • GLaDOS (Not A Portal Game/Mod without Her)
  • Various Scientists... (Male/Female) Maybe?

*future can be broken or slightly radiated after hired. we do not blame you for it but another future-starter

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Single Player Lobby Teaser Character Design V0.5 Possible Small Aperture Meeting Room

It's been a While

3 years ago News 6 comments

It's been a while...

How have you been...?
So to quickly sum things up, we abandoned Aperture Beginnings. Including myself. I'm been working on Aperture Beginnings for only 2 days after we stopped and had a 10 days holiday to think about this. But I've decided to continue working. My only reason I have never finished anything in my life so far. The original 2 Project Leaders have left leaving me and everyone else (if they want to continue). unfortunately i can't work on aperture Beginnings as much as I want to/used to. Meaning if you think progress was slow now it's gonna get slower.

Anyway Here are some images of the incomplete Single Player Lobby (i've got to show you something), Currently it's 90% done need to finish implementing the level selector build Cubemaps and fix the GOD DAM LIGHTING (cause it looks like shit)

Manage to get the bright light glare on the middle screen just need to do the same on the blue one.
And fix the video problem on the Blue Screen. And Yes the chamber is meant to look unfinished only i did a shit job on it.
Before Lights turn on

After Lights Turn on


I manage to get Razer's Sixsense controller to work on Portal 2 mods like you guest it Aperture Beginning.
I bought the Controller at last years EB Expo for AB i just never used it, oh ya I'm heading off to EB Expo 2012 tomorrow :D
(the image bellow is an older version of the Lobby from above)

To sum this up. Where back
Where rehiring, mostly Modelers, A programmer who can import existing content/code from other source games. People who can make music and mappers (NOT MAPPER WHO USE THE INGAME EDITIOR THATS NOT PROPER MAPPING)

And clearly Greenlight is up with other mods and games. But AB will not be in the Gleenlight until we are half way done.

Also Please leave comment, I would love a negative comment/comments

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Where I all left you in SUSPENSE

Where I all left you in SUSPENSE

3 years ago News 4 comments

Anyway, just to sums things up we all took a slight holiday to get our lives sorted. I'm sorted but the other 2 (not including voice actor) are still...

Valintine(s) ?

Valintine(s) ?

3 years ago News 2 comments

It's that special Time of Year where Someone gets that special someone or someone(s), or just a Headcrab plushy like mine...

Slight Late Australia Day Update (Dead?)

Slight Late Australia Day Update (Dead?)

3 years ago News 3 comments

Hello My name Is NunamedDragon, I'm the newest member of the Aperture: Beginnings, mod team. You may remember me from Alyx's Story Mod....

Alice has a vacation

Alice has a vacation

4 years ago News 7 comments

The first Alice followed the white rabbit and cut him as she wandered into wonderland...

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Secret_Coming Jul 3 2015 says:

wait, if this mod was on 90% progress why the hell it got canceled?

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Theevina Jun 17 2013 says:

So... the mod is dead.

Did they do that or did the site admins do that?

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Guest Dec 29 2012 says:

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Guest Dec 8 2012 says:

If you are still looking for any voice actors, then I'm up for it. If I can then E-Mail me at: liamandnojus at (when I said at I mean the at sign, this website won't let me sign in)

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boolucole Oct 27 2012 says:

Do you still need voice actors?

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tile Oct 13 2012 says:

i know you probably don't want to help me after i left this mod a long time ago, but how do i get my sourcemod to work? it's broken right now. won't even get past first loading screen to the menu.

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NunamedDragon Creator
NunamedDragon Oct 14 2012 replied:

To be honest, weird things like copying the bin folder, launching and removing fixes it sometimes. Since I use Razer's Sixsense Controller I have to do some thing that overrides the portal 2 launch and replaces it with the mod.

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admin_Raptor Oct 5 2012 says:

Would I be able to request a voice audition?

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NunamedDragon Creator
NunamedDragon Oct 6 2012 replied:

we have everyone but you can still ask for one just private message me

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camjait Aug 27 2012 says:

I'm poor but getting 100$ but i don't think i can use it on steam because its on a certain card.

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May 30 2013

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Oct 19 2012

EB Expo 2012 was fun i enjoyed last years more. Zombie U and Aliens where great even if here was a massive wait time.

Oct 9 2012

Posted an update for Aperture Beginning on moddb. Leaving for EB Expo tomorrow. Should I bring my Headcrab hat?

Oct 3 2012

Back from cairns. Unfortunelty im heading off to sydeny for EB Expo tomorrow. I'll try to post something tonight.

Oct 1 2012

Got forced on some holiday with some random family. Meaning no work on aperture beginnings for 10 days. But i will try to sort out the legal

Sep 22 2012

SixSense Motion Controller Support....

Sep 17 2012

I know it's been a while.. and nothing has happened with Aperture Beginnings, but what i can say is WE'RE BACK and AB is NO LONGER DEAD...

Sep 15 2012

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