Aperture: Science Innovators. 1952. In the early days, Cave Johnson's science team tried to get working what they could. Everything did not go as well as they'd hoped though. Unfortunately for Mel, she became part of a faulty test. Waking up years later in a vastly changed, destroyed Aperture, and being told where to go by an impostor Cave Johnson, her mind races with questions. Who is this Cave Johnson impostor? What happened to me? And what happened to the facility and staff?

Portal Stories: Mel is an upcoming free to play mod based in the Portal universe. It tells an entirely new story with a new protagonist, personality core, and a new secret character in development.

Main Features

· 20+ Puzzle and exploration filled maps
· New Story Complete with New Dialogue
· Original Soundtrack
· New 1970's themed Portal Gun
· New Textures, Models, Particle Effects, and Sound Effects
· Free to Play (You must own Portal 2)

Get ready for an incredible adventure taking place in the gap between Portal 1 and Portal 2 with Portal Stories: Mel.

The Mod:


Portal Stories: Mel is a mod consisting of 21 maps with various themes, linked together by a strong custom story.  We estimate players to spend 15-45 minutes to spent on each level, making the total time playing the mod 4-12 hours, depending on experience.  Most levels consists of puzzles with varying difficulties.  The difficulty will always be in the puzzles.  The execution will never require any quick reactions.

We hope to release in Q1 2015

As you can see; we have a lot done, we have a lot more work to do as well. But we're working hard on getting you this awesome mod as soon as humanly possible. As for custom materials and models, at the moment I don't have a proper list of them but we have quite a lot of them!

The Team:

The people who make this mod possible:

  • Annemieke (Lpfreaky90), Executive Producer and Lead design on the mod. Putting the right people on the right tasks. Designs and creates puzzles and levels.
  • Stephen (Lonewolf2056), Assistant Producer and Lead Detailer. To check out his skills look for the Dilapidation series on the steam workshop!
  • Chris (Tmast98), Level Designer, Detailer, and Coder. Check out his workshop!
  • Rachel (MissStabby), Excellent model designer
  • Ian, our amazing story writer! The story of this mod is in his more than capable hands!
  • Tamás (Lamarr), Our amazing Animator
  • Jacob (iWork925), Level Designer. Give iWork a map and some time and they turn out even prettier than you could ever imagine!

With Voice Acting by

  • Harry Callaghan (Harry101uk)
  • Stig Finsen Sydtangen (DragonNOR)

Inactive team Members:

  • Alon, (MarioishBeast), Puzzle concepts, image editing, video editing.
  • Andy, Started the mod with James
  • James, Started the mod with Andy
  • Moth, Detailing

Contact:

If you want to contact us about anything with the mod: go ahead:

  • Join our steam group
  • Send an e-mail to portalstoriesmel (at) gmail.com
  • Add Lpfreaky90 to steam.
  • Or just leave a comment here!
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2 comments by lpfreaky90 on Jul 28th, 2014

Hello test subjects!

We're very excited to announce we're up on Steam Greenlight for voting!
Over the past three years we've been hard at work to get a mod we're very proud of.

Here's our teaser trailer for Greenlight:

If you want to see Portal Stories: Mel on Greenlight click here.

- The Portal Stories Team.

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Mood21
Mood21 Aug 25 2013, 6:43pm says:

Can't wait for the full mod. Keep up the good work.
Does this take place before or after Portal 1?

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therupertbob
therupertbob Jan 23 2013, 1:54am says:

Does this mod conflict with the storyline of the Portal and Half-Life games, or is it set in the half life/Portal Universe?

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devek1
devek1 Dec 15 2012, 2:50am says:

this mod tries to update/downgrade portal 2, and all other portal 2 mods does the same, how do i fix it?

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Billybobjoey
Billybobjoey Dec 19 2012, 7:17pm replied:

You don't change the files of the game I don't think. You add it to the sourcemods folder and restart steam.

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Leaf_It
Leaf_It Sep 23 2012, 12:55am says:

As someone who has watched this mod since 2011 when it first started, I just want to say, this mod is looking great. DO NOT release it early to please a few. Release it when its done. Make this mod shine with the ingenuity and creativity of everyone on the team. Show the community that Half Life isn't the only game with awesome fans, that can make a mod with such quality, that it shines above all the rest.

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MarioishBeast
MarioishBeast Dec 14 2012, 6:30am replied:

Thanks. I myself had some problems and eventually didn't check on the mod at all for a few months. The new trailer is about 30% complete and you can expect it soon. I know everyone's working real hard to give you the best mod we can, and thanks for your kind words :D

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andy3471
andy3471 Aug 21 2012, 6:46pm replied:

Mate, you have to understand this stuff isn't quick to make. The storyline for portal 2 would have been constructed over many years by a huge professional team, holding regular playtests, who are hugely motivated by the garuntee of getting paid at the end of it. I started this mod but had to leave, because I literally didnt have the time anymore, I wish I could have just "finished the mod". I've been watching what the new team has been up to, and it's a very good quality. In order to deliver maps of a similar quality, by 2 or 3 people, doing it in their own time who need to earn a living on top of that, with no money, takes a lot of time. The team obviously don't want to release something rushed and of a low quality.

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lpfreaky90
lpfreaky90 Aug 19 2012, 6:49pm replied:

first of all, we didn't start in 2009, we started in the summer of 2011. The 2009 one is a dead portal 1 mod with the same name.

When the mod is done we will have:
* A custom story driven mod
* High quality custom voice lines
* High quality custom models.
* Brand new textures that will enhance the levels.
* High quality custom music.
* Maps that are like something you've never seen in any portal mod so far.
* A couple of hours of some really brain teasers.

We believe that that's what we want, we don't want to release 9 good maps and let them drown in all the stuff that's in the workshop. We want that high quality we can only achieve if we invest time in storytelling, recoring voice lines and all the other stuff. This mod is really more then just a bunch of good levels ;)

We sincerely hope you guys still support us and we hope we can make you really happy with the mod once it's out :)

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Selyp
Selyp Apr 20 2013, 8:37pm replied:

Love this - Can't wait to see what you guys come up with - I know you are talented mapmakers but workshop maps lack storytelling. Can't wait to see the story and custom voice lines!

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