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.

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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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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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patrstarr
patrstarr

Looks nice.

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Jayed_Tadayoshi Creator
Jayed_Tadayoshi

Yeah, kind of.

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sg1221
sg1221

This is actually looking very good :D
Are you still working on this?

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UserMike
UserMike

My question is how do some of these game mods work on PS3 on legitimate firmware. Because unreal Tournament 3 has built in Mod support for PS3?

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Jayed_Tadayoshi Creator
Jayed_Tadayoshi

PC'll be fixed Tuesday! Yaaay.

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Megacity
Megacity

I like the shadowing, and the realistic placeing of rubble.
Looks pretty good.
Tracking...

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Ownederd
Ownederd

**** mod

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Jayed_Tadayoshi Creator
Jayed_Tadayoshi

It's my first mod, don't be so hard on me ^^"

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Purgendem
Purgendem

Looks pretty good. Tracking.

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Jayed_Tadayoshi Creator
Jayed_Tadayoshi

We're not dead! I just lost my account info and had to make a new one

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cW#Ravenblood

Steam Support? <.<"""""""""

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