The M.A.R.T.I. Initiative is a mod for Portal 2 in which the main player assumes the role of Jesse as she works to escape from the rogue AI built specifically to enforce testing, the Mandatory Artificial Robotic Testing Intelligence; M.A.R.T.I. for short. Due to an unknown past and a searing hatred of the AI thought to only understand testing, this isn't going to be an easy task.

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Lead Mapper - Jayed_Tadayoshi*

Writer - Dr.Doozer

* I have several friends (Portal Mappers most of you probably know) assisting with odds and ends. A small team is assembling, but most aid to this mod is being received via question-and-answer.

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Oh my god, 2015 is finally ending.

This is a weird thing to be happening.

I literally started this mod in about early-to-mid 2011 and its still nowhere near being done. That's amazing, bad or good. I've restarted the project around 7 times are so (The current one is the one I'm keeping)

The first map from 2011

The original starting room from 2011

Since I've started this final version, I've been learning quite a lot about hammer and such - that was the main goal of this project for me; learn as much about hammer as I can for future things I plan to do for myself, or just for the sake of learning.

This mod may not have continued despite several failures if not for the help of the extremely kind and generous portal mapping community, such as Tmast98 and most of the Portal Stories: Mel development team, as well as people like Reepblue and Colossal (who also made the texture for Jesse)

Jesse's texture

The texture for Jesse, made by Colossal

As the mod currently stands, 10 maps have been 'completed'... They work, there's a puzzle, there's a beginning and end. I'm just currently going back and refining along the way -

NO MORE SCRAPPING!

There's currently 3 maps in the first chapter (Chapter? Maybe) and 7+ more to be made in the second, as well Chapter 2 coming to a close. The issue though, is when I finish Chapter 2 I'll have to start learning more about set pieces and scripted sequences...

And secure a voice actor.

This has been a rather huge issue since the beginning of the mod - a voice for MARTI is needed, but that raises another issue; what gender will MARTI's voice be? I've gone back and forth between heavily computerized male and a clearer yet still computerized female voice, but I'm just not sure. I think female is preferred.

On that note, Let's hope that 2016 was a year as prosperous for the mod as 2015 was!


(...and hopefully no 9+ month pause this time)

Alive, but probably not kicking!

Alive, but probably not kicking!

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We're comming back! Though I have been a bit preoccupied with stupid things, I'm gonna try my best to get back on track.

Dead and gone.

Dead and gone.

News 10 comments

The mod's dead. I have to put more stuff here so here.

My PC is starting to hate me more.

My PC is starting to hate me more.

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My PC isn't happy with me. I don't wanna write a 50 character long summary so spam : flsjflkjeklwjfkljweifjsdklfs

Issues.

Issues.

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Issues. I've been experiencing tons of them. Ranging from PC issues, Mod issues, texture issues, and various things like that. I despseratly need help :|

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Older Version Mappack

Older Version Mappack

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Since this mod has had a lot of hiccups, restarts, and me generally just not doing it, I figured some people following would want to see exactly how this...

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lanebuscus
lanebuscus

If you are looking for a voice actor, I would happily do the job. No payment, no repaying of any kind. I would love for a Portal mod to be my first time voice acting (note: That does not mean I am bad). I am willing to take as much time as needed to redo lines to make it into the amazing mod you have worked on so hard to make. All you need to do is just send me a message on steam and I will get back to you!

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cool80s
cool80s

looks awesome man!!

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Jayed_Tadayoshi Creator
Jayed_Tadayoshi

I don't really think an article is worthy of this, but I think all those following should know that the first 2 maps of the mod are undergoing a complete overhaul and all existing maps are having tweaks to fit with the changes to the first two.

I'm sorry this mod is taking forever, but I only redo things when I believe the time it takes to do it is worth it!

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Luikrol
Luikrol

Like !

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Luikrol
Luikrol

Very much impressed :) I think it will be interesting

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Jayed_Tadayoshi Creator
Jayed_Tadayoshi

We can call this 'On life support'
I'm trying my best but no promises it'll be done! This was just a little side project that my friends went, "hey you're pretty good with architecture - we can make a mod!" This is essentially just a big learning project for me; I'll release the maps if I decide to stop working on it so you can see what ti was!

Sorry guys, I apologize for doing literally nothing with the mod for a while, depression's been kicking my behind.

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aksubacct
aksubacct

if you want i can do voiceing

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aksubacct
aksubacct

hello, i was going to ask if i can help with anything source engine related on this mod.

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Jayed_Tadayoshi Creator
Jayed_Tadayoshi

Anybody got anything to say about the really old maps I released? I found the files on my PC, I can try to go in and make simple level changes.

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Secret_Coming
Secret_Coming

are they gonna be part of the mod?Or just scrapped stuff? (don't want to play spoilerz)

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