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:

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: VR!

Portal Stories: VR!

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We're happy to officially announce Portal Stories: VR!

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!

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!

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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...

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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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ImGLaDOS
ImGLaDOS

Great looking mod so far! ^^

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Guest
Guest

Will the demo map past power be in the final game?

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Tmast98
Tmast98

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
Leaf_It

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

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
Leaf_It

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
Leaf_It

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

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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ernestoosvaldogarcia
ernestoosvaldogarcia

wow the video is about more than a year long.

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lpfreaky90 Creator
lpfreaky90

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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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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