Portal Stories: Mel is a mod consisting of 21 maps with various themes, linked together by a strong, brand new story. There will be new voice lines, models, materials, particle effects, challenging puzzles, and much more! We estimate players to spend 15-45 minutes on each level, making the total time playing the mod 4-12 hours, depending on experience. Most levels consist of puzzles with varying difficulties. The difficulty will always be in the puzzles. The execution will never require any quick reactions.

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A summery of the huge progress we made in the last three weeks!

Posted by lpfreaky90 on Apr 11th, 2013

Hey everyone!

It's been three weeks since our last update but we have been very very busy!
In the meanwhile we've designed seven brand new puzzles!

Puzzle 1:
- Name: Funnel Gate
- Style: Clean
- Test Elements: Funnel + Cubes + Fizzlers
- Difficulty 6/10

Puzzle 2:
- Name : Laser Sequence
- Style: Destroyed/Overgrown
- Test Elements: Laser + Redirection cube + Fizzler
- Difficulty 7/10

Puzzle 3:
- Two of a kind
- Style: Destroyed/Overgrown
- Test Elements: Blue gel + cubes + funnels + Fizzlers
- Difficulty 7/10

Puzzle 4:
- Two of a kind (Advanced).
- Style: Destroyed/Overgrown
- Test Elements: Blue gel + cubes + funnels + Fizzlers
- Difficulty 8/10
Note: this map will not be in the mod but it is available as a download here.

Puzzle 5:
- Two of a lightbridge
- Style: Destroyed/Overgrown
- Test Elements: Lightbridges + Fizzlers + cubes
- Difficulty 8/10

Puzzle 6:
- Fly out cubies
- Style: Old Aperture
- Test Elements: Cubes + Fizzlers + buttons
- Difficulty 4/10

Puzzle 7:
- Hyde
- Style: Clean
- Test Elements: Fizzlers, Cube, Laser + buttons
- Difficuly 7/10
Note: we're still discussing this puzzle. it might not end up in the mod.

As if that's not enough we've also completely re-made a map we had (destroyed) to meet up with our standards.
There are some minor changes to the layout and some tweaks to the puzzle but you can still recognize the original map.
Unfortunately we lost all the nice detailing from the original map so that has to be completely re-done. But we'll get on to that as soon as possible.

Not only have we worked on creating new puzzles and re-building old ones: there's also been a lot of work going on in the detailing of the maps. The difference between before and after is incredible and once the mod is out we will show some before and after pictures because we don't want to spoil the looks of the new version yet!

We will however post some nice screenshots from the puzzle "Two of a kind":

make sure to check the Images page for the full size images!

... to be continued!

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Leaf_It Apr 13 2013, 12:01am says:

I don't know how likely it is, but is there a chance of anything like this very being implemented? Youtu.be

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lpfreaky90 Apr 13 2013, 4:33am replied:

Not in this mod. The biggest problem with sticky gel is that it was left over in the code for portal 2 initially. However in dlc 1 it's been removed and replaced by the reflection gel you might have seen.

Also there's a very good reason why the sticky gel got cut out: it causes motion sickness for a lot of people. And well, that's not good or enjoyable, so no, it won't be in Portal Stories: Mel.

There will be plenty of other awesomeness though :D

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Leaf_It Apr 14 2013, 12:02am replied:

Can't wait, you guys are awesome.

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