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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AHPD coming soon! Chamber 91 Entrance Some more teasers!
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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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ernestoosvaldogarcia Sep 5 2013, 11:18pm says:

wow the video is about more than a year long.

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lpfreaky90 Sep 7 2013, 12:27pm replied:

Yes, the video is very old and contains a lot of outdated material. We are hoping on releasing a trailer in the not so distant future, that features more and more recent work.

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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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lpfreaky90 Creator
lpfreaky90 Aug 26 2013, 6:48am replied:

How about before AND after portal 1!

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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 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 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 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 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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