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!
Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: Portal Stories: Mel up for Greenlight voting!

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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Vicyous Feb 19 2012, 7:23pm says:

is this then a co op mod, or you made another portal history? i hope you explain me, sorry for the stupid cuestion but i don´t speak english

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lpfreaky90 Creator
lpfreaky90 Feb 27 2012, 9:35am replied:

Portal Stories is going to be a triology.
See it as Portal Stories 1,2 and 3

Portal Stories: Mel is part one.
This will be 15 singleplayer maps. This will be released somewhere in the next couple of months.

Portal Stories: Prototypes will be part two.
This will be ~15 coop maps. This will be released somewhere in the rather far future I guess (December or something)

And then there will be a final part which will be released even further in time.

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Womit Feb 6 2012, 3:23pm says:

images were awesome! tracking... :D

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lpfreaky90 Creator
lpfreaky90 Feb 27 2012, 9:35am replied:

Yay! Always fun to have more trackers!

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EksCelle Jan 8 2012, 8:20pm says:

Even though I don't have Portal 2, I'll track this anyway.

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lpfreaky90 Creator
lpfreaky90 Jan 25 2012, 7:46pm replied:

I guess portal 2 will be discounted again with the next big steam sale (easter?) or maybe at portal 2's anniversary :)

You should totally buy a copy of portal 2 then :D

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InStars Jan 24 2012, 3:02pm replied:

OMG, you dont have Portal2?
u mad?

How can you explain yourself for not having THE MOST AWESOME portal simulator of 2011?

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andy3471 Jan 5 2012, 6:02am says:

Thanks for 100 watchers everyone!

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MarioishBeast Dec 25 2011, 6:59am says:

Thanks for over 9000 views everyone :D

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Ziggylata Dec 17 2011, 9:09pm says:

When you say "stand alone mod" does that mean I can play without owning Portal 2?
Because I have yet to purchase it on the PC, I have only played it on the xbox.
I do not own my Xbox anymore, ive discovered the wonders of PC gaming.

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lpfreaky90 Creator
lpfreaky90 Dec 18 2011, 7:30am replied:

Yes, this mod requires portal 2, so stand-alone might have not been the best term. Sorry for any confusion. What I meant was that you launch it separately. (Like shown in the news post). So basically, it starts portal 2 with some different values, which result in different menu's, custom textures etc.

If you don't have portal 2 yet on the pc: it's worth it! Lots of custom maps to play and soon this mod as well!
(If you don't have the money, wait until the Christmas sale, it will most likely be on sale again ^^)

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Ziggylata Jan 5 2012, 4:14pm replied:

Well lucky me, I got it gifted to me for Christmas.
My poor *** has been supported by a nice friendly guy I know.

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lpfreaky90 Creator
lpfreaky90 Jan 6 2012, 5:39am replied:

congratulations! :D

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andy3471 Dec 18 2011, 6:18am replied:

Portal 2 is required, for legal reasons, this just means it runs actually as a sourcemod, not just a map pack, so includes custom textures and menus

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