Douglas Hoogland is an incredibly talented level designer. Commissioned by Gary Hudston he, along withÂ Rachel â€œMiss Stabbyâ€ van der Meer, was tasked with creating a rather specific set of Portal 2 levels. The Gary Hudston Project, as it became known, was Gary’s way of proposing to his girlfriend Stephanie. It could have been cheesy and annoying – but it’s not.
Instead, it’s some incredibly well put together and clever levels, tied up with genuine sentiment and topped off with voice work from Ellen McLain, GlaDOS herself. We’ve seen all sorts of video-game proposals through the years, mostly rom hacks and the like – but this is special.
Somebody’s totally cutting onions here, because I’m definitely not shedding a tear.
Last Updated: August 24, 2011