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Portal Combat is a modification which combines VALVe's Portal Tecnology with an unique combat system.

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It's been over a year, since we announced that the development of P:C was put on hold. Now, it's all coming to an end. Unfortunately...

Posted by ammd on Sep 17th, 2011

On year ago, we announced that the development of our project, Portal Combat, was put on hold for an unknown time. It's been some time and you guys might have been wondering what is going on.
The truth is: Absolutely nothing!

It really hurts to say this, but we have decided to pull the plug on this project.

Portal: Combat is dead!


Ever since our development stopped due to lack of dedication on my hand and discrepancies with in the development team, I thought of rebooting the project with an entire new team and a whole new concept.

All these affords, however were proven as a failure and the reboot was canceled before it even started. It's really unfortunate, but I can no longer hold it back from you guys: Portal Combat is dead, forever. The decision was made four month ago, but I just could just not tell you until now, for I was afraid of backlash from the community.


There are several reasons for this unfortunate turn of events, so I will just focus on the significant ones.

The Idea of Portal: Combat began three years ago, when I used to be in 8th grade. I was 13 and knew nothing about development or level design whatsoever. The concept of P:C was way to ridiculous to begin with, for it was made by a 13 year old, that had no clue about anything. I have learned so very much while working on this project and it was a really valuable experience.  But I had taken it way to far over the past 2 years. The concept is not realizable, and I was a fool for even thinking this.

Another reason for the failure of this mod, was our management policy. I don't want to get into detail here, but I can assure you that it was a freaking mess.

At this point you are maybe wondering, why I just don't start from scratch and change the concept of the mod. The truth is, that I won't have anytime for that. When I stared with project back in 2008, I used to be in middle school and therefore, I had tons of spare time on my hands. But now, after I graduated, these things have changed. I just have to spend time on more important things.

Again, sorry for disappointing you. This is not just the death of this project, but also my departure from the moddb community. I don't think that you will hear from me again any time soon...


Thanks, for the great time.
This is A.M.M.D. signing off.

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx Sep 17 2011, 10:33pm says:

Sad... just sad. You had a nice concept in hands dude. Hope someone continued this work.

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Garyn Dakari
Garyn Dakari Sep 18 2011, 1:43am says:

Always sad to see another mod go to the already enormous pile of dead mods...

Oh well, good luck in school and life!

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Dr.Goupyl
Dr.Goupyl Sep 18 2011, 5:30am says:

Is there a chance to see, even the start of that mod in download section ? :3

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Torr3
Torr3 Sep 18 2011, 7:45am says:

*sobs*

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l0p
l0p Sep 18 2011, 8:10am says:

God damn it another dead mod! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE???? *cough* anyway, k bye

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pfannkuchen_gesicht
pfannkuchen_gesicht Sep 18 2011, 6:05pm says:

that was kinda predictable.
Was already wondering how you wanted to get your ideas in the game without any source code.

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sbseed
sbseed Sep 18 2011, 7:37pm says:

well that stinks, but you have to understand that any management for a mod team is tenuous because your team members are usually all over the world... its the balancing act for the team and reality (sometimes the reality checks are painful).

but one thing is to not give up on your idea, take it to a group who can help maybe (most likely giving up management of the project) and it could have been made as a stand-alone instead of trying to insert it into portal... too bad there was never going to be any modding support for portal.

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23-down
23-down Sep 18 2011, 8:48pm says:

Well pity I would release what you have be it unfinished barely started or just 1 brush based map or anything else... Some other mod could maybe benefit from it.

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The_zxeno_prophet
The_zxeno_prophet Sep 18 2011, 10:41pm says:

It's a sad but comprehensible thing, not to sound like a vulture but are you planning to release the mod's assets for other devs or a beta/alfa of the mod ?

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zonbie
zonbie Sep 19 2011, 7:57am replied:

you, sir, are a vulture circling the corpse

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The_zxeno_prophet
The_zxeno_prophet Sep 19 2011, 12:50pm replied:

Nah I'm the doctor picking up organs to be donated, if the patient has his donor card of course

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SolidFake
SolidFake Sep 19 2011, 9:03pm says:

keeping it tracked
for the memory
never forget
and now, go on my children, go on...

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ps3gameboy
ps3gameboy Sep 21 2011, 12:59pm says:

Somebody show VALVe this concept. Maybe they can do something.

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CX7000
CX7000 Sep 23 2011, 8:49pm says:

Its a pity that this died. Some one should continue the work on this. Have you thought about releasing the finished work to the public?

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Anbrad
Anbrad Sep 24 2011, 8:45pm says:

This saddens me because this mod is the reason I joined MODDB
Sad... D:

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