Portal Stories: Mel is a community made, free modification for Portal 2 based in the Portal universe.
It tells the story of Mel, who meets a new personality core and faces an undiscovered threat to the Aperture facility.

1952, in the early years of Aperture: Science Innovators, Cave Johnson’s scientists experimented with whatever they wanted. Not everything worked as it should have though, but that wasn't going to get in the way of the progress of Science! Mel unfortunately took part in a faulty test called the Aperture: Science Innovators Short-Term Relaxation Vault, falling asleep for years. When she finally wakes, there is a fake Cave Johnson telling her she needs to escape the facility and a new device called the Aperture Handheld Portal Device, her mind races with questions. “Who is this imposter Cave Johnson?” “What happened to the facility and its staff?”

Main Features

  • 22 levels, with an estimated gameplay time of ~6-10 hours
  • Custom Story with 350 separate in-game voicelines
  • Over an hour of custom music with the Free soundtrack included
  • Huge amount of custom assets
  • 27 steam achievements
  • Standalone mod (You do not need Portal 2 installed to play)
  • Free! (You must own Portal 2)
  • Logic based puzzles, not execution based puzzles

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 22 maps with various themes, linked together by a strong custom story. The estimated gameplay time is 6-10 hours. Most levels consists of puzzles with varying difficulties. The difficulty will always be in the puzzles. The execution will never require any quick reactions.

Released 25th June 2015!

The mod is ready and released.
You can download it at Steam, click the link below to go to the steam Store page.
Portal Stories: Mel Steam store page

The Team:

Some of the many people who make this mod possible:

  • Annemieke (Lpfreaky90), Project Lead. Putting the right people on the right tasks. Designs and creates puzzles and levels.
  • Stephen (Lonewolf2056), Co-Project Lead, Lead Environment Design. To check out his skills look for the Dilapidation series on the steam workshop!
  • Chris (Tmast98), Level Designer, 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

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 [at] portalstories [dot] com

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Hey everyone!

It's been a very long time since we've posted anything on our modDB page. That doesn't mean our mod is dead, quite the opposite. After four long years of hard work we're very proud to announce:

Portal Stories: Mel has been released!

On june 25th we've released our mod on Steam. If you own a copy of Portal 2 you can download our mod for free. So what are you waiting for? Head over to our Steam page and download the mod!

We hope you enjoy the mod!

Annemieke (Lpfreaky90)
Lead Developer Portal Stories: Mel.
Below some quotes from Steam reviews:

Quote:Puzzles are way more challenging and you will get stuck from time to time screaming !%#$ this #45#$%#....! but then you'll find a way to solve it and be like 'am i that stupid... this was so simple...' Very professionally done.
Feels either considerably harder than either of the original games or I'm too rusty.
Regardless, if you liked either Portal, you can't possibly go wrong with this.It's been awhile since my brain last had a workout.Best Portal 2 Mod ever created.
- awesome SFM Animations
- beautiful Maps
- great voiceactors
- great story
- medium ~ difficult puzzles
I completed the mod in 5.2 hours.
Its free and the quality as good as valve.
Portal Stories: Mel up for Greenlight voting!

Portal Stories: Mel up for Greenlight voting!

1 year ago News 2 comments

We're very excited to announce we're up on Steam Greenlight for voting!

Portal Stories: Mel Releasing Q1 2015!

Portal Stories: Mel Releasing Q1 2015!

1 year ago News 6 comments

After about 3 years of development we're finally at the last stages of development of the mod. We're incredibly happy to announce that we are aiming for...

Assuring quality

Assuring quality

1 year ago News 0 comments

An update showing what we've done so far and who's helping us out nowadays :)

Portal Stories closed beta 1.0

Portal Stories closed beta 1.0

2 years ago News 14 comments

A short summary about the beta and what's still to do!

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飞翔鸟 Mar 30 2015 says:

Will this mod have the latest news tomorrow?

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Guest Mar 30 2015 replied:

I was disappointed as well. I wasn't watching the steam page, but apparently the news that it was delayed went there first and was only recently updated here. Q2 is April-June. They're still close, but in their quest to bring us a quality experience, they discovered a few important issues that are taking longer to fix than expected. I'm sure it'll be worth the wait, so try and keep your patience.

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飞翔鸟 Mar 29 2015 says:

Why will it release in Q2 2015?!!!!!!

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飞翔鸟 Mar 20 2015 says:

Will it release in the March 31? How to Steam will release in Q2?

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Shimonhead Mar 16 2015 says:

March 30th?? You just had to release it on a MONDAY? You seriously couldn't have released it on Friday the 27th so we could spend a weekend in uninterrupted playing?

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Guest Feb 23 2015 says:

In the trailer, at 0:13... Are those... People? In portal 2? HOW!? I thought code for npc's was lost in the hl2 to PTL2 Engine conversion?

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nmoyd Feb 28 2015 replied:

The answer to this is pretty simple, its probably a monster_generic or generic_actor using a custom or ported model. Or maybe its a mutated bipedal crow?

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Dune_Jumper Feb 14 2015 says:

This is the first Portal 2 mod that I actually care about. So far.

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kylesare57 Mar 15 2015 replied:

same, it got greenlit by valve

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superpie100 Jan 15 2015 says:

So are you playing as the cut Portal 2 Protaganist Mel? The blonde in the blue jumpsuit? Because that'd be awesome.

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