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The Enceladus Initiative

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ear 2552. The Earth is no longer habitable since year 2401 due to the its atmosphere collapse and temperature rise in planet Earth. Human race has been forced to live in the different colonized planets into the Solar System. This was called "The Second Exodus".

After the "Enceladus Atmosphere Implementation Program" (EAIP) succeed in year 2295, Saturn's moon ENCELADUS turned into the most important human colony into the Solar System altogether with Titan's.

Even though extreme cold conditions are still uncontrollable in a 40% of Enceladus, there's liquid water produced during the EAIP in a almost a 35% of its surface, enabling the proper ecosystem for human being subsistence and many other life forms...

Due to its perfect gravity conditions (very similar to the Earth's) after the EAIP, ENCELADUS colony became a planet of interest to Aperture Laboratories to develop its more ambitious testing program, The Enceladus Initiative.

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THE TEAM
Josepezdj -
- Concepts, storyline, design, mapping, puzzle creation, music composition
Vanessa Jaramillo -- Custom skybox, signage and artwork.

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Contact:

josepezdj@hotmail.es
vanjarsa77@hotmail.com
Steamcommunity.com
Forums.thinkingwithportals.com
Youtube.com

Many thanks to:
- My soulmate Ely for her love and support. No one else would have been bearing me like her during all this time mapping and playing a game!
- My dear friend Necati for his continuous kindness, help and support.
- Vane, thank you so much. You are an awesome designer and friend!

Special thanks to:
HMW, Damagepy, Mevious, Omnicoder and Chickenmobile for their continuous help solving my many doubts while I'm mapping!

Also very special thanks to the Nº 1 Portal community leader in the world, Thnkingwithportals.com, without it I wouldn't have learnt ever all I know. It continues being a reference to me for solving my mapping issues each day, and an awesome community with great ppl always ready to give you a hand! ,,, Apart from being the best site if you're looking for the best quality Portal custom maps.

And finally, thank you guys for beta-testing this, my puzzles won't be what they are without your help!

Necati
Zivi7
Greykarel
Markiu
Kaleido
Nyskrte
Makadi

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It has been more than 3 years now since I simply couldn't find the time to map. I have a beautiful and absolutely lovely child who is 3 years old and 4 months, and this was what kept me away from mapping.

Many things have happened in all this time, but I never lost illusion for continuing making maps. I had already decided to focus only in my mod instead of making random P2 maps before this pause on mapping, and I've been developing many things I had in mind during this period. A month ago or so I could finally start revising all instances, models and ideas and polished it all a lot until I got everything working as I wanted.

I am now making the maps for the workshop. I think this is slightly more difficult than to arrange everything to be a mod, since there's the limit of 100MB per map and I've got hundreds of MB of custom content. Luckily, after I limited the usage of textures, rooms and stuff, I managed to reduce the map sizes within the limit :) However, my idea is to anyway release this stuff as a mod, but that will be later, after having developed at least around half of the total number of maps.

There's still a lot work to do, but I'm happy to say that everything is now in a good status.

What's next...

I'll release 3 maps at the same time. The 1st of them will be sort of an introduction, with few gameplay, mainly based in cut scenes to show the beginning of the story. The 2nd one is a tutorial map about how to use some new puzzle elements. And the 3rd one would be the very first real map.

All these 3 maps will take place in a temple. This is where the story begins. There is no portalgun in the beginning and no portals of course.

And there will be more maps in this temple.

This is all I can say for now...

I'll post some screenshots soon meanwhile I finish the first map batch.

Take care.

Jose

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Year 2552. The Earth is no longer habitable since year 2401 due to the its atmosphere collapse and temperature rise in planet Earth. Human race has been...

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Secret_Coming
Secret_Coming

It's all faraway dreams now...

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cubicap
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Hi I would just like to know about the progress on this mod - the images look pretty well and I can't wait until it's released. :)

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MrLux
MrLux

I love the mod! the things that i like are: it has it's own storyline, style, textures and etc. I don't know how all mappers are working on Hammer and Source, i think a lot. I wanna see the mod come out as soon as possible! Good luck and continue make one of the greatest mods EVER! :D

P. S. - I wanna back the warm style. Cold is something typical, just my preference for the mod.

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josepezdj Creator
josepezdj

Thank you so much for the nice comments! :D Really appreciate it! There will be a variety of environments, some colder... but many warmer ones ;) (I also prefer this kind!)

I'm working hard on it, and I also hope to release it soon.. Stay tuned!

Cheers!

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p0rtalmaster
p0rtalmaster

To start preparing for the community release, check the ol' suggestion box. The #1 request: less difficult tests. The #2 request, shorter tests (or at the least fewer of them...how many maps are planned to be in the mod?).

I remember there was a point I could get trapped in the demo map while trying for the easter egg. I have a new guide out for you, and if you want, I could beta-test for various things, as well as customize soundscapes....

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insaine
insaine

Any clue for the next update?

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josepezdj Creator
josepezdj

Well, since the next update will be huge, we're taking our time. Let's hope there will one sometime along March ;) Thanks for yuor interest.

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Fluppy97
Fluppy97

I hope you're going to update this page with some news/screens/videos soon - maybe another Christmas gift?

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josepezdj Creator
josepezdj

That is done, my friend! You know I'm working hard to post cool things these days! ;) Hopefully I'll finish the teaser trailer for Christmas; if not, I'll post some screenies soon! :D Cheers!

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