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10 comments by SpAM_CAN on Apr 12th, 2014

Long time no see! I've been busy with university, moving across the country, and a whole host of other things, and this has sadly meant that I've not been able to do much to the mod over the last 8 months. However, I've not been completely idle!

In January I entered, and won, the Gamebanana "High Altitude" mapping contest with a little entry known as Portal: Skyline. The more eagle-eyed of you may notice that various elements of this bear a striking resemblance to screenshots from Outside Influence. The best reason for this is that Skyline is, in essense, the demo for Outside Influence. It bears no resemblance to the final mod in plot, or even much of the aesthetic, but it shows off some of the testing elements you can expect to see in OI, as well as give a taste of the puzzles that will be on offer.

Not only that, but the feedback from this has helped re-shape and modify the rest of the main mod, streamlining many of the puzzles and making them much easier to follow, as well as some general refinement of various areas and tasks.

If you wanna give Skyline a go, hit it up over here:

I plan on also doing a Portal 2 version at some point in the future, though that could well be a way off. I've also recently created an unofficial version of VVVVVV that runs in the Windows Command Console, in case anyone was really dying to see your favourite Terry Cavanagh game cloned in the old MS-DOS Text Mode (if so, you have very specific tastes).

Anyway, I just thought I'd update you all and remind you that yes, I am not dead, and no, the mod is not cancelled. It's just a long haul project for me, one that I want to get right. I'm also considering moving the mod to Portal 2, if I can find a way to simulate the Portal 1 specific entities and techniques I've used throughout (though, this may be an enhanced port released after-the-fact).


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xsantosis Jan 29 2011, 1:51pm says:

This mod is dead?

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nPen Apr 9 2011, 5:01pm replied:

You're dead

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xsantosis Apr 9 2011, 8:15pm replied:

No sir, you are dead, and more dead than Michael Jakson.

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SpAM_CAN Apr 10 2011, 5:07am replied:

*Jackson :3

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SpAM_CAN Feb 9 2011, 5:31pm replied:

Not at all. I've just taken a break through January to keep myself interested. (doing one thing for too long can get real boring xP)

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DaLuig Jan 30 2011, 9:52pm replied:

Naw, when I saw it 3+ months ago...It looked almost finished!

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SpAM_CAN Feb 9 2011, 5:30pm replied:

HAH! You gotta be kidding, right? Its moved on alot since then, though i've hit a bit of a wall, and could use some help bridging the gap to the next set of chambers.

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AmaroqDricaldari Apr 6 2011, 12:05am replied:

Having trouble with Physics? Well, Portal 2 is coming out in around two weeks, so you might as well continue working on it.

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SpAM_CAN Apr 10 2011, 5:08am replied:

I know, i'm rushing to re-do and re-configure the maps to meet the new script before it comes out and i loose the ability to work at all xD

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CLOSEDACCOUNT-DELETE Jan 14 2011, 4:39am says:

Looks interesting, Tracking :P

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levan563 Dec 29 2010, 8:39am says:

Another Portal Mod!

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DaLuig Jan 6 2011, 8:25pm replied:

Why did you post that on my wall?

"Another ModDb Member"

Btw, you dont capitilize every single word.

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ASBusinessMagnet Apr 9 2011, 3:05pm replied:

If you are Kanaya Maryam, you do.

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SpAM_CAN Dec 29 2010, 12:36pm replied:


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DaLuig Jan 14 2011, 9:01pm replied:

You sir, forgot the Hip Hip.

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