Portal Stories: Mel is a community made, free modification for Portal 2 based in the Portal universe.
It tells the story of Mel, who arrives at Aperture: Science Innovators in 1952. To take part in an experiment that goes completely wrong...

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
  • 2 different difficulties!
  • 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 total conversion mod for Portal 2. Consisting of 22 levels with new environments, tough puzzles and a strong story. Complete with over 350 voice-lines, a full soundtrack, custom models, textures, particles and much more! The average playtime is 6-10 hours, depending on experience with Portal 2. All the puzzles in the mod can be solved with clever thinking, quick reactions are never needed.

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)

Past Contributions:

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

Contact:

Our Moddb is not actively monitored - If you want to contact us about anything regarding the mod:

For media inquiries:
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 Won "Best Fan Creation" at The Game Awards 2015!!

Portal Stories: Mel Won "Best Fan Creation" at The Game Awards 2015!!

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We've won "Best Fan Creation" at The Game Awards!!!

Portal Stories: Mel up for Greenlight voting!

Portal Stories: Mel up for Greenlight voting!

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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!

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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

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

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Guest
Guest

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
nmoyd

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
Dune_Jumper

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

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kylesare57
kylesare57

same, it got greenlit by valve

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superpie100
superpie100

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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ReflexF.N.
ReflexF.N.

Well, you've got my vote! :)

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gl4DOS
gl4DOS

KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK! I CANT STOP WATCHING THE TRAILER!

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gl4DOS
gl4DOS

PLEASE TELL ME THIS MOD WILL BE A .ZIP FILE ITS SO MUCH EASIER TO GET IT TO WORK THEN

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Tmast98
Tmast98

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
gl4DOS

How long till we get a demo at least

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flaillomanz
flaillomanz

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

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Portal Stories: Mel delivers what it promises, the mod have well-detailed environments that realy helps in immersion, and are very nice to look at, there is always something grabbing your attention, be they a poster, model, an architecture detail etc.. the puzzles are indeed logic based, although sometimes appear that they're rly complicated, the solution is almost always something that can come naturally when you stop and take a second look at it, is needed to say there is no re-teaching of the…

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