Portal 2

I'm simultaneously rather happy and rather upset. That one of my favorite developers is making a sequel to what was easily my favorite game for some time should fill me with joy. However, I happen to be throwing together a little project that will easily be eclipsed by this great achievement. Oh well. Portal: The Flash Version managed to be fairly popular despite being released only hours before Portal. Frankly, I don't give a damn what happens to this project. I've been working on it for some time now, and a completed mod is all I've ever wanted.


So the trailer's off to Youtube. In high school, I always used to make commercials for stuff, but this is the first I've done in several years. I was moderately surprised that I remembered how to use the software, but I guess it's like riding a bicycle. As with the screenshots, much of the footage from the trailer has nothing to do with the solution to that particular test chamber. Hey, if I gave away the solutions, there'd be no fun playing the game yourself!


This is no minor map pack for Portal. The most recent beta tester was able to complete the current working content in about five hours, and there's still a bit more he hasn't seen. That reminds me. Crap. I'm almost out of virgin beta testers. If you want to beta test, there are instructions on the website under "download". Anyway, to give an idea for just how "done" this mod is, there are 29 completed, normal test chambers ready to be played. On top of that, 5 advanced chambers are totally ready and awesome. There's a total of 33 maps now in finished or near-finished condition, (some maps have more than one chamber) and a number of custom models. Speaking of which, if anyone out there thinks they can model a halfway decent waterfall, please contact me for no reason whatsoever. Portal 2 is this giant ticking time bomb over my head. I'm moderately certain that failure to launch this mod before Portal 2's release will result in general disintrest and apathy toward the mod. I mean, it looks AWESOME and despite the fact that this mod contains several gameplay mechanics unlike anything I've ever seen, there's still the whole co-op thing. Please note, though, that this mod contains none of the techniques stolen from the Portal 2 trailer and has actually been in development since early 2008.