Portal Stories is set in the “Aperture Science Experimental Computer Aided Testing Facility” (ASECATF); Aperture Science’s 24th testing facility, and their first to incorporate new experimental “Artificial Intelligence Control and Guidance System” technology. The pioneering form of this system, incorporated into the ASECATF facility, is known as “MARIS” or “Modular Assessment Recording Interface System”. A more advanced form of this technology is under development, and is expected to be ready for installation into Aperture Science’s Enrichment Centre, as soon as the construction of this new facility is complete.

The ASECATF has been fully operational for just over two weeks, over which time all systems have undergone extensive testing, the results of which have been extremely encouraging. The facility has thus been certified as ready to receive its first test subject.

Something unexpected happens…

Get ready for a new portal experience! Including: New Puzzles! New obstacles! and New characters! In this free, story driven campaign mod for VALVE’s Portal!

The team is as follows:
--Project Leader: Batfrog
--Mapping: Pieter888 (aka: Pufje), Strike-Back, Demon*
--Models: “Colin”
--Story: Pieter888, Winterkid, Batfrog
--Audio: Batfrog
--MARIS Voice: Rina-chan
--Male Voices: Joshua Tomar

(* Demon cannot currently map for the mod, as he is in the army for 3 years.)

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That’s right! After being away from Moddb for almost 7 months, Portal Stories is back! So much has been happening with Portal Stories while we’ve been away, but we will fill you in on that throughout this great new year of 2010. But in the meantime, there is one big update I want to share with you.

That’s right! After being away from Moddb for almost 7 months, Portal Stories is back! So much has been happening with Portal Stories while we’ve been away, but we will fill you in on that throughout this great new year of 2010. But in the meantime, there is one big update I want to share with you.

We have a new team leader; ME!
Here’s why…
Leading a mod team is huge work, and Pufje (our last team leader) was up to his neck in work; mapping, organising other team members, making all the creative decisions, etc. But when Pufje got his new job (congratulations Pufje!), he knew that if he didn’t stop leading the mod, he would get overwhelmed by all the work, and the mod would suffer as a result. Pufje chose me to be the new leader of the Portal Stories Team (Thankyou!) because, although I was only the Audio guy, I had given him a great number of creative ideas.
Now that Pufje (who is now our lead mapper) can concentrate on mapping, without having to worry about leading the team, we are getting a lot more of the mod done!
On a sadder note; Demon; who is one of our best mappers, will be unable to map for the mod anymore because he has had to join the army for 3 years. :(
By the way… I now have a copy of the entire Portal Stories plot that Pufje wrote. Just so you know; it is exceedingly marvellous!
Now… The time you have all been waiting for… Screenshot Time!



This is part of test chamber 01, where the player will quickly learn about putting cubes on buttons, etc.
We have recently finished a map called “Room XX” that introduces a new game mechanic. But we don’t want to show it yet, because a spectacular map deserves an equally spectacular way of showing it off. We have something special in mind….
So, you have probably noticed by now, but I’ll say it anyway; we updated our graphics here on our Moddb page! It looks cooler on the main page.

Soundtrack time!
Memoir – By Batfrog (I cant manage to embed it, PM me if you can help)
This is one of the main themes for Portal Stories.
Well… I think that’s about all for today.
Thankyou for reading!
Expect many more updates in the future.
Happy New Year!
-The Batfrog (Team Leader)
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loudonlune
loudonlune

Is it dead?

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anthonyinbmore
anthonyinbmore

WORKON IT MORE FASTER THAN SLOW

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Demonz312
Demonz312

just give me a time after portal 2 out.. i don't have alot of time to working on it :(

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The_Batfrog Creator
The_Batfrog

Sorry :P It probably will not be finished for a while.

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Anbrad
Anbrad

Not dead right?

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Demonz312
Demonz312

Still Working on mod :)

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The_Batfrog Creator
The_Batfrog

Nope. Still working on it (slowly) :D

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RyanW2413
RyanW2413

Will you ever design MARIS in game?

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The_Batfrog Creator
The_Batfrog

Yes. This is one of the things we will be doing THIS year, before porting to 'Portal 2'. However, because of storyline changes, she may not look like the original concept sketches, located here: Moddb.com
Thanks for being interested! :D
--Batfrog

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TheWinged
TheWinged

No updates? D:

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The_Batfrog Creator
The_Batfrog

Don’t worry, we’re still alive. The reason that we haven’t posted many updates is because we are getting ready to port to ‘Portal 2’.

Because ‘Portal 2’ is coming out in 2011, we cannot complete any mapping yet. So what we have been doing in the meantime is predominantly intellectual. We have been making constant improvements to the story-line, script, etc. As well as perfecting our cast of voice talent. We have also been doing experiments inside of the ‘Portal 1’ engine, such as adding new puzzle elements, and even adding new (albeit a bit primitive) AI! So we are still working hard.

Unfortunately, because of this, we might not have anything worth updating about until next year after ‘Portal 2’ has been released D:

However, if we finish anything cool in the meantime, I will make an update so you know we are still alive :D

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