Portal Stories: Mel is a community made, free modification for Portal 2 based in the Portal universe. It tells the story of Mel, who meets a new personality core and faces an undiscovered threat to the Aperture facility.
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Release Date:
Jun 25, 2015

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December 6

Ukrainian subtitles added.

Hey everyone,

Today's updates adds Ukrainian translations to the game.
Huge shoutout to Rayfulrand and SHooZ for providing the translations!

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November 28

The Captives: Plot of the Demiurge


Hello Everyone!

With development progressing steadily, it’s time to announce the full name of our next game!

The Captives: Plot of the Demiurge is set during a struggle between two opposing ideologies. After Prince Pico and the city-state of Volturno leave the anti-magic Tetrarchy to explore the alluring possibilities of the magic sciences, the other states band together to retake Volturno and stop whatever scheme Pico may have begun with his newly-acquired arcane knowledge...

You play as convicted prisoners, drafted into the Tetrarch’s army to undertake missions against Prince Pico’s forces and collect intelligence concerning his masterplan. While each prisoner has their own individual personality and backstory, all share one goal: to complete their assigned objectives and earn their freedom.

Characters
The Captives: Plot of the Demiurge is an action-adventure game with a variety of carefully crafted levels. You will start by creating your character for each particular level. You can customize the character’s name, stats, weapon and appearance, giving each character you play a unique feel.

After each level your personalized character gets added to the story’s cast of NPCs whom you can then talk to and interact with. As the story grows, so too does your cast of previous player characters.



Stats
When you create your character you will choose from a variety of weapons and distribute your skill points amongst four stats. Since your available skill points are limited, you will have to think carefully about how you invest them.

The four stats of the Captives are:
  • Health
    Health helps your character survive damage – pretty straight forward! A character with lots of health will allow you more room for mistakes while a character with little health will have to be more careful to avoid damage.
  • Stamina
    Stamina is used for each action in the game: attacking, defending and dodging. A character with lots of stamina will be able to chain together many attacks while a character with little stamina will have to be more tactical and patient.
  • Focus
    Focus prevents your character from being staggered by enemy attacks. A character with lots of focus will be able to shrug off damage while swinging away at enemies while a character with little focus should try to fight enemies one at a time.
  • Movement
    Movement determines the speed at which your character moves. A character with a lot of movement will be able to dance around their foes while a character with little movement will have to time their aggression carefully.
All the numbers in The Captives are very low so that the difference between spending a single stat point in health over movement can change the feel of how your character plays significantly.

It’s not possible to create a character that's good at everything. By trying out different combinations of stats and weapons, each character you create will have a distinct play-style and require different strategies to defeat your enemies.



Combat
The combat of The Captives is real-time tactical action in the style of the Zelda or Souls games. Anticipation and timing is a consistent key to success, although each character you create will require different approaches depending on how you invested your skill points.

Playing as a character with lots of health, focus and a massive claymore over their shoulders may allow you to crush the helmets of your foes while being ambushed on all sides.

As a character with plenty of stamina and movement, together with a short dagger you will have more success dodging around your enemies and stabbing them in the back.

Because you will play as multiple characters you can experiment with different weapons and stats and explore what the combat has to offer within a single playthrough, instead of being locked into one playstyle for the entire game.

When does the game release?
We simply don’t know exactly yet! This is our first original game and there’s still a lot of work for us to do. During development we’ve learned lots of new skills and it’s been a really enjoyable project to work on. We hope to release the game in the first half of next year but ultimately we’ll release it when the game is ready and we’re confident it is really fun to play!

More updates
We hope to have given you a little bit of insight into the current development of the Captives: Plot of the Demiurge. If you want to find out more about the project as it gets created you can follow us on social media for weekly updates!

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About This Game

Portal Stories: Mel is a community made, free modification for Portal 2 based in the Portal universe.
It tells the story of Mel, who meets a new personality core and faces an undiscovered threat to the Aperture facility.

1952, in the early years of Aperture: Science Innovators, Cave Johnson’s scientists experimented with whatever they wanted. Not everything worked as it should have though, but that wasn't going to get in the way of the progress of Science! Mel unfortunately took part in a faulty test called the Aperture: Science Innovators Short-Term Relaxation Vault, falling asleep for years. When she finally wakes, there is a fake Cave Johnson telling her she needs to escape the facility and a new device called the Aperture 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?"

Main Features
  • 22 levels, with an estimated gameplay time of ~6-10 hours
  • Custom Story with 350 separate in-game voicelines
  • Over an hour of custom music with the Free soundtrack included
  • Huge amount of custom assets
  • 27 steam achievements
  • Standalone mod (You do not need Portal 2 installed to play)
  • Free to Play (You must own Portal 2)
  • Logic based puzzles, not execution based puzzles

FAQ:

How do I play this game?
Go to the steam store page http://store.steampowered.com/app/317400/ and click the "Play Game" button.

Why is this game not available in ?
The translation for our mod has been done by volunteers only. For some of the languages we couldn't find people, or translations weren't ready for release.

I wanna help out with translating this mod into ?
Sent us an e-mail at support [at] portalstories [dot] com

What do I need to install Portal Stories: Mel?
You need to OWN a copy of Portal 2 on your Steam account in order to be able to play the mod.
You DO NOT need to have Portal 2 installed.

Are there plans for another Portal Stories?
No current plans, we just finished working on Mel!

This test is too hard! Help please!
Here's a youtube Playlist of the entire mod, it should help you solve your puzzle!
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBKwAJ6r70uMuE8229BgwEcgAuryYQW9Q

Where can I download the soundtrack?
The mod will be shipping with the soundtrack!
It's in Steam/steamapps/common/Portal Stories Mel/Soundtrack
We will be making it available on iTunes soon as well!

I wanna donate some money!
Due to licensing we cannot accept payments.
Instead, consider donating to a charity!
Extra Life: http://www.extra-life.org/
Child's play: http://childsplaycharity.org/

Can I use your music whilst doing a video on Portal Stories?
Yeah! Our music will be released under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0.
So, you can keep the music on whilst playing!


Get ready for an incredible adventure taking place in the gap between Portal 1 and Portal 2 with Portal Stories: Mel.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8.1/Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 (or higher) or AMD64X2 (or higher)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon 2400 or higher / NVIDIA 8600M or higher / Intel HD Graphics 3000 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 11 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: MAC OS X 10.6.7 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon 2400 or higher / NVIDIA 8600M or higher / Intel HD Graphics 3000 or higher
    • Storage: 11 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1
    • Storage: 11 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
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