Following a request by an unknown scientist from a different section of the facility, help retrieve important information and data. Complete tests, sneak outside of where you're supposed to be, upgrade your Portal Device to HACK keypads, and find map browsers! PORTAL: AMBITION focuses on semi-open-world gameplay while keeping puzzle-solving important.
Ambition will also include a short unfinished campaign called "Portal HOPE", where a test subject is suddenly woken after a section of the facility was flooded and drained. Listen to an AI talk about useless facts while you solve puzzles and make your way behind the scenes!
Not enough for you? That's okay! The mod also comes with BONUS MAPS! Giving you extra content that will also feature new and unique puzzle mechanics! Try out our symbolically coordinated cubes and button puzzles, try out our timed neurotoxin chamber to see if you can complete 3 puzzles as fast as you can, and try out some levels that were in the campaign but scrapped, we have tons of new things for you to try!
Join our Discord server to get more frequent updates about the mod!
Fiffle and Bread/Rye here again, we wanted to update everyone on the state of the mod.
So, last time we published an article we said we were on track for releasing on October 31st. That date is extremely close.
Since that date, Rye's senior year in high school started, giving him less free time, and the mod scope has grown a bit - we applied to get Ambition onto Steam, got accepted, got the mod into a more complete state - and during that time the story changed a bit, we planned a few new maps, and we ran into some complications with a VA leaving. When our plans shifted to a Steam release instead of a ModDB one, our release schedule also changed. I'll cut to the chase, this mod most likely won't make the deadline.
Despite our optimism and hopes that we could work quickly, quite a lot has changed for us and Ambition isn't the same as it was on August 20th when we thought we'd make this release date. Rye and I didn't wanna pull a Valve, but in order to give everyone a great game we'll need a little more time.
HOWEVER. We are planning to release a demo in some form on or around the 31st (our original release date) so everyone can still get to play something and see our progress so far. For updates on that, consider joining the discord (linked at the bottom of the article.)
About the VA, we initially had someone who planned to voice the scientist - one of the main characters - but due to college she had to leave. Currently, we have no VA for the AI or the scientist, Rye is working on the script, and we're trying to figure out how to go about voice acting.
We're always looking for people to add to the team, but right now what we need most is someone who can help us get voice acting out of the way and finish the game. We are looking for:
- A female voice actor to voice the scientist,
- A male voice actor who can speak clearly in a monotone text-to-speech like voice (similar to Ellen McLain's performance for GLaDOS,)
We aren't picky and anyone with any accent can apply, but the requirements are as follows:
- Must be able to work quickly and help us get the lines done as soon as possible
- Must have a good microphone
- Must actually do voice acting and be an active member of the team (duh)
These positions are NOT PAID.
We are also looking for the same people as before: texture artists and a music composer. These are also not paid and are of lower priority, refer to our previous article if you're interested.
For now, here's some updates and media:
We released the song heard in the trailer! Check it out on Rye's YouTube channel or in this embed:
We also released another song today, this one is heard in the test chambers of the game:
And some screenshots:
And of course, to follow the mod more closely consider joining our discord server. We will post more frequent updates there about the game, the demo, and our new planned release date when we are ready to decide it.
A small update as we approach the release of Portal: Ambition.
The form is now open, and people can apply for playtesting. We welcome all kinds of puzzle solvers to apply and test the mod.