The year is 1998. You enlisted to Aperture’s test subject program a decade prior. As if only just remembered, your application gets accepted for one of Aperture’s standard testing courses. But what may seem like a simple hour or so taken from your day may in fact turn out to be a larger escapade than first thought.

Aperture: Salt Mines is a community-made modification for Portal 2. Set in the same universe as the original games, descend into the heart of Aperture in the year 1998, shortly after the death of Cave Johnson.

Featuring:

  • An original story of action, drama and humor
  • 4 new characters
  • 5 fully fleshed-out chapters
  • Multiple new puzzle mechanics
  • A fully expanded upon environment never seen in the original campaigns
  • A well-constructed and gradual puzzle difficulty curve
  • Original soundtrack
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
RSS Articles

APERTURE: SALT MINES DEVELOPER CHRONICLES #2

DECEMBER 2021


We've done it!
We're rapidly approaching our goal of releasing a closed playtesting preview around the New Year!

All of our playtesters have been selected, and all the codes have been handed out. What could be better for us?
We don't want to spoil or reveal too much, so this'll be a short one compared to the previous one!

:Playtester: Playtesting :Playtester:


Our Discord server remains the best way for us to give info about the mod, and for everyone to receive info.
In October, we published our roadmap including our plans to hold a small playtesting event for the first chapter of the mod.
Applicants were offered a form to fill out in order to apply.

Out of many applications, we ended up selecting around 15 applications! The total playtester count, however, is of around 25 (friends and content creators were offered early access copies)

That being said, we will most likely hold future playtesting events in the future in order to test mechanics, puzzles, and the full mod once it's ready!
If you wish to participate in these future events, make sure to join our Discord server in order to keep up-to-date with any info we may post out over the next year(s)!

:steam: Steam Store :steam:


After a month or two, we've finally received validation from Valve for our Store Page!
You can check it out here.

We're currently preparing more screenshots, a nice trailer with music and more, so make sure to add the mod to your Steam wishlist!

This is an exciting time for us at gives us better tools for outreaching with a larger audience and really putting our project "out there" for everyone and anyone to see.

This is all we have to say for now, but here's another teaser in-game screenshot!

As always, remember to check us out on our social media!

Twitter
ModDB

Remember to join our Discord for the best and earliest info regarding the mod, and answers to any questions you might have!

And as always, 'till next time!
-The Aperture: Salt Mines team

A:SM Developer Chronicles #1 - October 2021

A:SM Developer Chronicles #1 - October 2021

News 7 comments

Happy Aperture: Salt Mines anniversary! It's been 3 years since this project started, and to celebrate, we are releasing some exciting news regarding...

Comments  (0 - 10 of 49)
Guest
Guest

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

linenine
linenine

hey, i'd advise that you change the moddb release date shown at the top of the page because the date stated is only for closed testing.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Idontknow9
Idontknow9

This Mod Looks Cool I Will Most Definitely Download This When It Releases

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Dhanus
Dhanus

Man you're mods progress Ist good, Hope I have Portal 2 before the end of November

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
OrinjiNeko Creator
OrinjiNeko

Thanks! Do keep in mind that in December 2021 only comes for closed, select community playtesting.

Reply Good karma+2 votes
ƒlechette
ƒlechette

this mod is gonna die before 2024

Reply Good karma Bad karma-2 votes
Andybananas
Andybananas

why do you keep trying to demotivate people?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
kakhaeziorashya16
kakhaeziorashya16

Wow, thats awesome but the release date is kinda long.. ;(

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
OrinjiNeko Creator
OrinjiNeko

Hey! We are aware that our release date is very far in the future, alas this is due to our relatively small team and this all being volunteer work (it is a passion project after all!)
We've given ourselves plenty of time, so March 2024 is basically an estimate that could factor in unexpected delays and such (rather than have an early release date and continuously delay the mod)
This means that if we release the mod sooner, it'll be a win-win for everyone!

Reply Good karma+2 votes
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Twitter

Latest tweets from @saltminesgame

Help us build our logo on r/place! T.co

Apr 3 2022

RT @OrinjiNeko: The final part! Big thanks to @Rorius45 for checking out the mod! Hopefully you'll be playing and recording the dev… T.co

Feb 12 2022

RT @digits0801: If you enjoyed watching me play through Aperture Salt Mines or just love portal mods, please watch my friend… T.co

Feb 12 2022

Aren't I gorgeous🧡 T.co

Feb 10 2022

RT @OrinjiNeko: Check out this amazing first part of a series of @saltminesgames by @Rorius45! Youtube.com

Feb 7 2022

Come join us watch @digits0801 playtest and stream the first chapter of the mod! (Sat. 5th, 7PM UTC-5 [NYC etc]) Twitch.tv

Feb 2 2022

Since everyone's doing it, I (we) will too :) T.co

Dec 31 2021