The M.A.R.T.I. Initiative is a mod for Portal 2 that takes place in the late 1980's, in a satellite lab to Aperture Science, Aperture Theta, tasked with tackling Cave Johnson's dying request for artificial intelligence. The player assumes the role of someone inside the facility sometime after the activation of the Mandatory Artificial Robotic Testing Intelligence, a prototype AI designed to overtake test observation and problem solve issues that may arise; at least, that's what it's creators thought it was only capable of.

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Hi.

It's been a while, the mod hasn't been updated since May 1st 2017.

You're probably wondering why, and here's why;

I have Crohn's Disease and became disabled.

In early April 2017, while I was recovering from removing my wisdom teeth, I developed a very bad lower gastrointestinal bleed. After about a 5 day stay in the hospital, I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, and it seems to be a pretty moderate / severe case.

My Crohn's causes severe abdominal pain, extreme fatigue, vomiting, trouble eating, weight loss, anemia, and many other fun things. It's also caused me to lose my gallbladder, kicking off the first of several surgeries. More recently in April of this year, I had a month long stay in the hospital after an abscess scare turned into a perforated colon and I almost had to have it removed. A month in a bed has also severely deconditioned my body so it has also left me disabled. I had several surgeries in the hospital and more since, and I'm scheduled to have more very soon to fix complications from those surgeries.

This is why development on this project has all but stopped, and I'm sorry this happened. I still have a team behind me and am very eager to continue working, I just don't know how physically able I will be to do so.

The (possible) Revival + Recruiting!

The (possible) Revival + Recruiting!

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2016 didn't have a 9+ month pause! It had over an entire year of radio silence! Yay!

Oh my god 2015 is over

Oh my god 2015 is over

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Oh my god, 2015 is finally ending. This is weird.

Alive, but probably not kicking!

Alive, but probably not kicking!

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We're comming back! Though I have been a bit preoccupied with stupid things, I'm gonna try my best to get back on track.

My PC is starting to hate me more.

My PC is starting to hate me more.

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My PC isn't happy with me. I don't wanna write a 50 character long summary so spam : flsjflkjeklwjfkljweifjsdklfs

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Since this mod has had a lot of hiccups, restarts, and me generally just not doing it, I figured some people following would want to see exactly how this...

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luiscarlosgm
luiscarlosgm - - 235 comments

Still something new? I believe you're situation is very seveer...

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luiscarlosgm
luiscarlosgm - - 235 comments

Is something new? Ddid the dev reco-recovered from that Crohn's Disease... umm... What was added? modifyed something? Sorry, I'm blind and cannot see screenshots at the moment neither I even don't know what was updated maybe the team is working on it or maybe something happened and I missed something or I'm just dreaming or maybe I'm...

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Jayed_T_Skier Creator
Jayed_T_Skier - - 130 comments

Hi! I haven't recovered from my illness as it is chronic and currently incurable, but I'm managing it much better than I was in 2018. I updated some info for the mod as a lot of behind the scenes work has picked up and it needed to be updated! But there isn't much to show besides that for now. c:

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luiscarlosgm
luiscarlosgm - - 235 comments

So that means that the mod is all but in vane?

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luiscarlosgm
luiscarlosgm - - 235 comments

Aproximately 3? years since that news and I'm kind of surprised and shocked. Hope you get... are you dead? Not the mod, but the dev. Is he/she/it still better after that pesky disease

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ƒlechette
ƒlechette - - 20 comments

its been several years

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Guest
Guest - - 693,052 comments

is this mod dead its 2018 now

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DiamondAndro
DiamondAndro - - 1 comments

Player works to escape from the rogue AI...? Hmmmmmm... oh wait, I know how to do it!
Step one: Stand Still
Step two: Remain calm
Step three: Scream:
"THIS STATEMENT IS FALSE",
"NEW MISSION: REFUSE THIS MISSION",
"DOES A SET OF ALL SET CONTAIN ITSELF?"

I know my paradoxes.

(awesome mod tho :D )

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lanebuscus
lanebuscus - - 8 comments

If you are looking for a voice actor, I would happily do the job. No payment, no repaying of any kind. I would love for a Portal mod to be my first time voice acting (note: That does not mean I am bad). I am willing to take as much time as needed to redo lines to make it into the amazing mod you have worked on so hard to make. All you need to do is just send me a message on steam and I will get back to you!

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Graves.Party.Army
Graves.Party.Army - - 302 comments

looks awesome man!!

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