Portal: Prelude, as its name states it, is an unofficial prequel to the game Portal. Its story revolves around the pre-GlaDOS epoch, even before she was plugged in. At this time, test subjects were monitored by real Aperture Science employees, whose work was tedious, lengthy and repetitive. This is why they decided to build a great artificial intelligence that could both replace them in these difficult tasks, and also take responsibility for many other tasks within the complex and compete with Black Mesa's superiority. All employees of the Aperture Science complex are now eagerly awaiting GlaDOS. Maybe even a little too eagerly, as the upcoming events will tell... This game is totally free. It offers a bit more gameplay hours than the original Portal, with 8 chapters, 19 test chambers, 48 challenges, 6 advanced maps, a brand new storyline and more than 400 lines of english speech with dozens of subtitles translations.

Post news Report article RSS Feed Day One : The Trailer

Here we are, Day One. The trailer is up and running.

Posted by NykO18 on Sep 15th, 2008

The trailer is up and running, the news is posted on forty of the most important Half-Life related websites of the world, and I'm anxious as I've never ever been. I really hope you will enjoy what we did. We worked hard during eight months to bring this game to you. If you have any question, please ask in the forums.

Some screenshots...

Portal: Prelude Screenshots Portal: Prelude Screenshots
Portal: Prelude Screenshots Portal: Prelude Screenshots

The trailer so far...

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mjnowak Sep 15 2008 says:


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Kaeoss Sep 15 2008 says:

Wow, Portal is one of my favorite games :D

I hope this will be good, I'll be watching this Mod

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Mischa_Silden Sep 15 2008 says:

Looks promising so far :) If you want, I could translate the game from english to finnish. As for previous work, I did finnish subtitles for the "Get a Life" mod.

If you are interested, feel free to pm, or mail me :P

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Defur Sep 16 2008 replied:

Yeah I did the Swedish translation for Get A Life, so if that is also needed contact me at:


Looks like an awesome mod btw ( better than the actual game? )!

Happy Modding!

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MastaGunZ Sep 15 2008 says:

Nice idea man, keep up the hard work and I hope this mod succeeds!

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foxatphoenixlabs Sep 15 2008 says:

nice. been waiting for a good mod for portal.

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c3lhas Sep 15 2008 says:

Looks awesome. It has everything to be a huge success.

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stenchy Sep 15 2008 says:

Dugg it, I'm excited for this. Forty news sites, people should watch this mod just to see how PR is handled :P

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INtense! Sep 16 2008 says:

Yeah this team has done an amazing job. Extremely polished site, trailer, screens, wallpapers, logos, icons - the works. Organized brilliantly

You can watch the mod by clicking here: Moddb.com
You can digg this news here: Digg.com

Can't wait to tackle more Portal Puzzles

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lodle Sep 16 2008 replied:

But you dont play games i thought :P

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INtense! Sep 16 2008 replied:

well i played portal, and i'll be playing dsytopia tonight so i'm turning a new leaf slowly

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Deadrocks Sep 16 2008 says:

Very nice. Looks like a must have.

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RogerRamjet Sep 16 2008 says:

Excellent work guys, looks great...

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Mr_MAO Sep 16 2008 says:

This looks so great! I will be one of the 10 first to download! (at least I will try ;))

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BunnyJen Sep 16 2008 says:

I'm looking forward to this :)

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vIiRuS_ Sep 16 2008 says:

Wow This Looks Great.
Lets hope that this Project doesnt dy like the other portal mods. (dont think so but jeah... XD)
Will there also be new features? it looks the the boxes behave different (wasnt there one hanging on a wall?)

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L⋅P Sep 16 2008 replied:

This mod won't die, in fact, it's already finished, there is only a few things to fix before the release.

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Gongong Sep 16 2008 says:

Woah, now that's the way to announce a mod! :D
I think you've chosen the right time to announce your mod.
Not too early, where pre-pre-alpha screenshots and videos (or nothing at all) may deter people away from the mod, neither too late, so you're able to generate some PR/hype.

As for the mod: looking great, probably gonna be that too.
Edit: Was about to ask if this was another mappack, then I checked your site. ;)
Will you try to implement the same kind of humor as in the original Portal?
If you do, thread lightly, it's a dangerous path!

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NullSoldier Sep 16 2008 says:

Very nice, I hope valve recognizes you for your work as well as the rest of the gaming community. However I doubt valve will since there working on their own Portal Prelude.. Of course were talking about Valve and not EA. Good thing this isn't an EA mod or you might have gotten a very angry letter!

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mastersrp Sep 17 2008 says:

I'm really lookin' forward to this :D

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drG Sep 17 2008 says:

LP Music!!!
Respect )))

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Ruppetus Sep 17 2008 says:

Woah, this looks promising. *Adds to Modwatch*

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SASteinhebel Sep 17 2008 says:

Awesome looking...can't wait to play it!

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Overcow Sep 22 2008 says:

Let's just hope Valve hires you for the sake of humanity. Looks freaking awesome!

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Wiweeyum Oct 8 2008 says:

Well written news post. I'm watching. :D

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Chilius03 Feb 26 2011 says:

Linkin Park Session

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