'Desolation' tells the story of a woman awaking to the echoed amalgam of an inhuman voice amid an empty 1960s Relaxation Annex, before she is ripped from it and plunged into the depths of the facility. As she struggles against severe injuries, the veil on her past is slowly lifted, and she finds herself facing an impending threat. But the question is not "can she live" - rather, can she live with herself?

RSS The 1981 Consumer Catalog has been released!

We've been working hard on this one for a while to give you all a bit of an idea of what's to come in terms of story for Desolation. We hope you enjoy reading it!

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Hi everyone! After months of work, the 1981 Aperture Laboratories Consumer Catalog is finally ready! It's an interactive experience packed with story and lore information, detailed concept artwork, and more! It's been a real team effort putting this together, and we're sure you'll love it. Click the link or one of the images below to begin your science adventure!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Turning pages by clicking on the bottom corners will sometimes flip two pages at once on the first time the catalog is opened. If you really want to click the bottom corners, it will work if you close and re-open the catalog!. We're working on fixing this, but for now using the buttons may be wiser!


This Consumer catalog is a gift to any Portal fan! I am reading it right now, the only complain (beside the praise you all deserve) is that it seems you state on Aperture having no significant advancement scince begining if the 80s! Why do you think it is so?

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Thanks! Aperture has advanced since the beginning of the 80's - this is just an old catalog from the 80's. Presumably this wing of the facility is a bit older, and is from that time period. The room in the background isn't overly important; we just wanted to add a bit of ambiance.

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