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

Image RSS Feed Screens
AHPD coming soon! Chamber 91 Entrance Some more teasers!

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!

Portal Stories: Mel is a mod consisting of 22 maps with various themes, linked together by a strong, brand new story. There will be new voice lines, models, materials, particle effects, challenging puzzles, and much more! We estimate players to spend...
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Leaf_It Feb 17 2014 says:

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 Apr 3 2014 replied:

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 Sep 5 2013 says:

wow the video is about more than a year long.

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lpfreaky90 Creator
lpfreaky90 Sep 7 2013 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 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 replied:

How about before AND after portal 1!

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therupertbob Jan 23 2013 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 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 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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