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Portal: Revolution is an upcoming fully-featured Portal 2 prequel mod

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Well this is exciting! Modders sure do some amazing stuff with Valve games. Portal: Revolution releasing 5th January, 2024 is a new story with original characters, acting as a full gameplay prequel to Portal 2.

You play as a test subject who is awoken by a personality sphere called Stirling and join his mission to find a powerful device capable of restoring Aperture to its former glory.

Set in the dead and decaying Aperture facility the developers say it will present you with over 40 new puzzles, and they will use mechanics "not seen in Portal 2". How difficult will it be? They say "Portal: Revolutions puzzle difficulty starts where Portal 2 stops" but the new mechanics will be taught as you go along like any good puzzle game does. You can expect somewhere around 5-7 hours playtime.

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How was it made? They said it's using a "modified version of Portal 2: Community Edition's engine, which is a custom version of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Source Engine branch using licensed source code provided by Valve Software" which has allowed them to expand it and provide mechanics and various game engine improvements that weren't possible in the original Portal 2.

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Spyker Nov 20, 2023
I can't wait for this one, it seems awesome!
Ehvis Nov 20, 2023
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Nice. I'm always up for a well made and more difficult Portal mod. Let's see how it matches up to Portal Stories: Mel.
Termy Nov 20, 2023
Hopefully this really gets released - i'm still eagerly waiting for Destroyed Aperture

But of course i'll also make sure to play this one, the trailer looks neat ^^
1xok Nov 20, 2023
Imagine someone offering a comparable mod for a Nintendo game.
Soulprayer Nov 20, 2023
Cool. Portal 2 was awesome, looking forward for this mod!
Eike Nov 21, 2023
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Quoting: SoulprayerCool. Portal 2 was awesome, looking forward for this mod!

Did you play Portal Stories: Mel already? If you're into a challenge, in classic/hard mode? The puzzles are great. I was unhappy I wasn't allowed to pay money for the game!
Pengling Nov 21, 2023
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Quoting: 1xokImagine someone offering a comparable mod for a Nintendo game.
Obligatory link to the "Nintendo Hell" song.
neolith Nov 21, 2023
Did I see portable portals?
Pengling Nov 21, 2023
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Quoting: neolithDid I see portable portals?
And if played on a Steam Deck, they'd be portable portals whilst playing Portal on a portable!


Last edited by Pengling on 21 November 2023 at 1:38 pm UTC
Philadelphus Nov 21, 2023
Portal Stories: Mel also used 'mechanics "not seen in Portal 2"' and it really put me off it, since practically every puzzle required deliberately fizzling a cube at some point, which is highly unintuitive. We'll see how this effort turns out, hopefully they've got a more fun puzzle mechanic.
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