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:

Some of the many 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), 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


Our Moddb is mainly unmonitored - If you want to contact us about anything with the mod:

For media enquiries:
Please contact us with an e-mail address from your website at press@portalstories.com

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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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gl4DOS Oct 30 2014, 8:50pm says:


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Tmast98 Creator
Tmast98 Nov 2 2014, 1:01am replied:

The mod will be released via a download on Steam. You will not have to manually install the files yourself.

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gl4DOS Nov 9 2014, 10:36am replied:

How long till we get a demo at least

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flaillomanz Dec 6 2014, 11:44pm replied:

I'm a great believer in the phrase "It'll be released when it's finished".

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That_Aperture_GLaDOS Sep 24 2014, 7:21pm says:

Great looking mod so far! ^^

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Tmast98 Creator
Tmast98 Aug 10 2014, 3:29am replied:

Past Power will be in the final game, but it will be vastly different and improved! The core game play will be the same, but the aesthetics and flow of the map will be greatly improved.

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Leaf_It Jul 28 2014, 1:33am says:

Back in 2012 it was stated by lpfreaky90 that Portal Stories would be a trilogy containing:
Mel, part 1, story driven single player
Prototype, part 2, story driven co-op
[untitled], part 3, no info on game play

Is this still planned, or are you guys tired of portal after all this time?

Thank you by the way, for this amazing mod, and for sticking with it when many others have fallen, or just not quite delivered what they promised. You guys are awesome.

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lpfreaky90 Creator
lpfreaky90 Jul 28 2014, 3:15am replied:

No, it's not going to be a trilogy.

When we announced that back in 2011 the project was way smaller. The tests were smaller, the graphical fidelity was way lower and overall the quality was just way lower.

Since then we've improved on all aspects and I think it's safe to say that this one big mod now will be better than the trilogy could've been, if we actually continued on that path.

The story we set out originally for the whole trilogy has been heavily expanded upon and all combined into Portal Stories:Mel.

Once the mod is out I'd love to make a video of how various maps were in various stages of development. You will be able to see the quality we could've used to create a trilogy in 2011, or this single big mod in 2015!

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Leaf_It Jul 29 2014, 4:34am replied:

Do you and/or anyone else on the team want to make any other portal mods after this, or are you all tired of it after all this time?

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Leaf_It Feb 17 2014, 3:21pm says:

Would you guys be interested in making the portals in Portal Stories: Mel new colors? In the original Portal we just had blue and orange, but in portal 2, we got light blue, and Red as well if you played Co-op. Would the Team be interested in making the portals in PS:Mel New colors, like Green, or Purple?

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lpfreaky90 Creator
lpfreaky90 Apr 3 2014, 12:32am replied:

I don't see a purpose for changing the portal colors; they work fine as they are. We have a lot of other stuff that should make the mod worth playing :)

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