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:

The 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), Our 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


If you want to contact us about anything with the mod: go ahead:

  • Join our steam group
  • Send an e-mail to portalstoriesmel (at) gmail.com
  • Add Lpfreaky90 to steam.
  • Or just leave a comment here!
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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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noob-killer Dec 21 2011, 2:56pm replied:

mod is good, just the problem with author's imagination, he made the same mistake as other guys name their mods like City 1, City 2, City 16-1000, this looks stupid, and author of this mod didn't find any better name then just to change the first letters of the protagonist (before Chell now Mel wtf??)

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Leaf_It Jun 24 2011, 12:34am says:

Maybe you could even change the portal gun to shoot a green and purple portal. Just to make it unique.

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Megacity Dec 2 2011, 6:19pm replied:

I'd rather it didn't. The blue and orange reflect the perfected teal and orange combo that has set the stage for the previous portals.
If you must change them at all at least make one dark red and the other dark blue like in co-op.

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laakkone Nov 4 2011, 11:43am replied:

And straight copy from Portal: Stay Inside? (It has purple and green portals)

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luqadoo Nov 17 2011, 4:20pm replied:

Black/gray and white portals would look nice... maybe. :P

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InStars Nov 18 2011, 11:13am replied:

Teal and Yellow portals!

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Ryanw2ooo.vmf Nov 24 2011, 12:19am replied:

Well, I was thinking like a bright blue and pink. I just think it really fits.

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AndieRTaylor May 29 2011, 7:34pm says:

Steamworks has not been implemented on on Xbox 360 yet, but custom maps are playable on Ps3. Don't know about mods though.

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ScicoPax Nov 23 2011, 7:43pm replied:

How can I play PC maps on PS3?

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andy3471 May 25 2011, 11:38am replied:

Thanks :) - But we deliberately are following this kind of story, as valve pull it off so well, don't fix what isn't broken in a way (+ shows parellel nature of Mel + Chell's journey)

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