Hey everyone! First of all thank you for your amazing support so far! The reveal trailer for Portal Reloaded already hit over 15k views on YouTube and even some gaming news outlets picked up on the mod’s existence, which is great.
Now, let’s dive into the news! While the reveal trailer was meant to give you guys a glimpse into the inner workings of the mod, it didn’t really go into detail on the time travel mechanics, which are plentiful. This gameplay trailer, however, should give you a better understanding of what it’s actually like to play Portal Reloaded. Please keep in mind that this is a work in progress version of the game and some things are still subject to change.
Let’s break all of this down a bit! The section you see here takes place in the early stages of the game. In fact, this test chamber is the first one, where all three portals can be placed by the player. The earlier puzzles are used to slowly introduce the many different mechanics of this mod so that they don’t feel overwhelming.
Speaking of mechanics, maybe you already noticed some of them that are present in this gameplay trailer. In Portal Reloaded you can fire three different portals. The familiar blue and orange ones, which connect to places in space and a third green timeportal, which connects two different places in time.
You can use this timeportal to travel between the present and a version of reality 20 years in the future. The timeportal exists in the exact same location in both timelines.
But that’s not all! As you may have noticed, actions the player takes in the present have an impact on the future version of the same test chamber. A cube, for example, which is left behind in the present, will instantly appear in the same position in the future. The same rule applies to regular portals as well.
Travelling between two different timelines opens up a whole new way of puzzle solving. There are many more interesting puzzle mechanics, which come into play later in the game. We’ll take a look at those in a special gameplay deep dive video soon.
Steam Store Page
And there’s even more news! The Steam store page for Portal Reloaded also goes live today! If you want to help this mod get some more attention, please consider giving it a visit and adding Portal Reloaded to your wishlist.
Thanks again for your support! There will be more news on the current state of development soon. You can follow the mod’s social media appearances on YouTube and Twitter to stay up to date. You can also check out the Q&A section over at portalreloaded.com for more information. See you next time!