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Portal Stories: Mel makes up for the lack of Portal 3

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Valve seems to be incapable of making games that end in 3. There’s no sign of Left 4 Dead 3, Half Life 3 seems like it’ll never be released and Portal 3 doesn’t appear to be in active development. Of the lot, it’s a third Portal I’d be most keen for. Clever puzzles, clever dialogue and AIs gone out of control? We might never get Portal 3, but here’s something to keep the dream alive.

Portal Stories: Mel is being released as a free, story-based add-on. Too big for Steam Workshop, it’s getting a separate release after successfully hitting Steam Greenlight. The mod features more than 20 new maps has a brand new story. Best of all, all you need to play it is a copy of Portal 2.

“Portal Stories: Mel is an upcoming free to play mod based in the Portal universe.

It tells an entirely new story about a new protagonist called Mel who travels with a new personality core and faces a new, still unknown threat.

In the early years of Aperture: Science Innovators, Cave Johnson’s scientists rushed to get everything working to catch up with the growth of the company. Not everything worked as it should have. Mel unfortunately took part in a faulty test called the Aperture: Science Innovators Short-Term Relaxation Vault, falling asleep for years. Now, with a fake Cave Johnson telling her she needs to escape the facility and a new device called the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device, her mind races with questions. “Who is this imposter Cave Johnson?” “What happened to the facility and its staff?”

“What happened to me?””

It’s set for release by the end of March, and it looks pretty damned good…especially at the wonderful price of free.

Last Updated: February 2, 2015


  1. Kromas Votes LAG WCMovie Event

    February 2, 2015 at 23:42

    Sign me up!


  2. Joe Black

    February 2, 2015 at 23:57

    Patience. There was a significant delay between 1 and 2 as well. And it must take considerable effort to make a game like that.

    Play Talos Principle in the meantime.


  3. Blood Emperor Trevor

    February 3, 2015 at 07:09

    I bet Mel killed them, the monster.

    Also, Mel… 3 letters… #justsayin


    • Admiral Chief

      February 3, 2015 at 07:55



  4. Hammersteyn

    February 3, 2015 at 07:42

    I think Valve is done making games. Steam is making them more than enough money for them



  5. Kensei Seraph

    February 3, 2015 at 07:52

    Sounds interesting.


  6. Matthew Holliday

    February 3, 2015 at 09:49

    left 4 dead 3 was confirmed during a walkabout of the dota 2 players at TI3.
    the films made by some of the teams included a brief shot of one of the working PCs with code and stuff for left 4 dead 3.

    This looks pretty fun though


  7. SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

    February 3, 2015 at 10:38

    I might need to play Portal 2 again before this!


  8. Shim Sham

    March 17, 2015 at 20:54

    It’s been delayed to 2nd quarter, 2015…by which they mean June 30th.. As if there were ever any doubt it would actually release on time.


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