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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Jun 25, 2015
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August 28

The Captives: More Details



Our new PC video game The Captives has been coming along well so we've decided it's time to go into a little more detail.



What is the Captives going to be?
The Captives (working title) will be a top down action RPG for PC on Steam.

For each chapter of the game you will create and customize a new character, both visually and in playstyle. The chapter will follow the story of that character as they converse and battle their way through medieval/renaissance style fantasy dungeons and castles.

Once the chapter is complete your character will become an NPC that now interacts with each new character in their own chapters. By the end of the game the story will be populated by a whole cast of your own custom made characters.



Unique Playstyles
Each character presents a new opportunity for you to try out different builds and playstyles. Instead of being locked into a single build for the whole game you can try out different combinations of stats and weapons for each dungeon.

Maybe you want to play as a nimble rogue, darting in and out of combat with a lightning fast dagger, or perhaps you want to play as a sluggish armoured knight with an impossibly massive sword that can tank a few hits. In the Captive's you can play both these styles and more in a single playthrough. This way each character will also feel unique, not just visually, but in how they control and fight in combat.



Future Development
There is still a lot of work to be done on the Captives but we look forwards to sharing more and eventually releasing the game for PC on Steam. If you want to keep up-to-date with the development, follow us on our Social Media platforms Twitter and Facebook.


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June 25

Happy Birthday Mel! And more updates on our future!

Happy Birthday Mel!



It’s been two years already since we released Mel and the reception has been amazing! We’ve taken your feedback and implemented a whole variety of new features, such as story mode, new subtitles, Steam cloud saves and official avatars.

So what are we up to nowadays?
Since the release of Mel we’ve released Portal Stories: VR and in August last year we announced that we started work on a whole new game: “The YR-Initiative”.

During the last couple of months we have concluded that the initial timeframe we’ve set for ourself on the YR-Initiative wasn’t going to work out, and we have decided to temporarily halt development on the YR-Initiative whilst we focus on creating another, smaller (non-VR) game.



Introducing: The Captives.
The Captives is something completely different from what we’ve done before: it’s a top-down adventure game, with a strong focus on combat. We’ve been working on this in secret for a couple of weeks now, and we’re very happy with the progress so far. We hope to be able to release the game in the fourth quarter of 2017. We’ll talk more about The Captives sometime in the close future, so keep an eye out on our social media: Twitter and Facebook


A screenshot of the Captives in early production

So what does this mean for the YR-Initiative?
Our primary focus at the moment is on The Captives; then, once development on The Captives slows down towards its release, we’ll re-focus on the YR-Initiative. We still think the game is going to be awesome, and we’ll still release it, but it will be later than we originally planned.
We are however very pleased to announce that the YR-Initiative will have both a VR- as well as a non-VR version of the game. Both versions of the game are designed together, with separate user interfaces and controls for each version, to provide the optimal experience for both versions. So you’ll be able to play the YR-Initiative in VR, with your keyboard/mouse or with a game controller.


The YR Initiative has developed quite a bit since the last update


Once work has concluded on The Captives, we will continue development on the YR-Initiative.
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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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