Jun 15, 2009
Community Announcements - PersonGuy
Here’s a small collection of Portal music videos featuring original songs, unique covers, and inspired visual interpretations of Still Alive.

<A HREF="http://www.machinima.com/film/view&id=36681">Taste the Cake</A>
An excellent rap video that tells the tale of Chell's visit to Aperture Laboratories.

<A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IGS9qY7xko">The Device has been Modified v2</A>
The most epic video for the most epic remix about the most epic Enrichment Center ever.

<A HREF="http://www.cartoonbrew.com/?s=amiga+tribute&x=0&y=0">Amiga Tribute</A>
Perhaps GLaDOS was an Amiga in a previous artificial life.

<A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUOtjlppD6g">Portal Rider</A>
Ride that Aperture Science Linear Toboggan!

<A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9iXOtxu5Ro">Still Alive in American Sign Language</A>
If only GLaDOS had an ASL Core she'd gesticulate her robotic claw like this.

<A HREF="http://www.1up.com/do/blogEntry?bId=8715564&publicUserId=5462536">A Portal Prelude</A>
A live acoustic version of Still Alive was performed for this brilliant wedding ceremony.

<A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3qIS-1RcR4">Dear Sister</A>
You euthanized your faithful companion cube more melodramatically than any test subject on record. Congratulations.

<A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80bbOiSdB2w">Marimba Still Alive</A>
What looks like an ordinary marimba duo, hides a deep secret.

<A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNY2d747b-o">Still Alive Solo</A>
What's Chell's favorite musical instrument? The cello!

This is also the first post since the new Steam Comments system went live. So don't forget to share your thoughts on these (or any of the previous) links!
Mar 5, 2009
Community Announcements - PersonGuy
These musicians have created some excellent Portal-inspired songs spanning a vast range of styles.

<A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6HTEAtTiyk">Wearethemassacre – “Into Your Heart”</A>
What better way to respond to GLaDOS's “Still Alive” than a musical love ballad?

<A HREF="http://www.wegame.com/watch/We_Work_for_GLaDOS_Now">Nathan Pinard – “We Work for GLaDOS Now”</A>
The turrets sing a clever bluegrass parody of "In the Jailhouse Now".

<A HREF="http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=308869199">Seren Morphile – “Cake Is A Lie”</A>
This may be the catchiest metal song about cake ever written.

<A HREF="http://www.hamsteralliance.com/musicpage/7/portal-inspired-music">The Hamster Alliance – “Portal Music”</A>
A full album of ambient tracks in the theme of Portal's own soundtrack. Many of them have gone on to appear in various fan-created Portal maps.

The Hamster Alliance
<A HREF="http://www.hamsteralliance.com/music/2008/THA-chells_revenge.mp3">“Chell's Revenge”</A>
<A HREF="http://www.hamsteralliance.com/music/2008/THA-in_the_cake.mp3">“In the Cake”</A>
More inspired music from The Hamster Alliance, but of the hard and fast drum&bass variety.

<A HREF="http://www.last.fm/music/Victims+Of+Science/_/The+Device+Has+Been+Modified">Victims of Science – “The Device Has Been Modified”</A>
A techno dance mix structured around voice samples from GLaDOS.
Jan 17, 2009
Community Announcements - PersonGuy
Have you ever wanted to see portals interact with the world outside of Aperture Science? These Portal-inspired short films depict the many ways to use (and abuse) the power.

<A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQRYdi6SOqA">Portal SPOOF!</A>
Why do cake-filled dreams always end with infinite falling and a bowling alley?

<A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd0rCu3teb8">Augmented Reality Portal</A>
Total Immersion created a trippy portal effect by swapping images between two frames in real-time.

<A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7YFgMKbBVY">Portal Gun Commercial</A>
Experience life to the fullest with a huge Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device and its equally huge list of potential side effects.

<A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e3DULjEvYE">Another Portal Gun Commercial</A>
Now even more practical uses for your ASHPD. Order today!

<A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFUI6j4-aXk">Thinking With Portals: An Experimental Machinima</A>
In a world... where snapping you fingers creates portals, one man... finds a delicious and moist cake.

<A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVpV185gbGo">Portal: Episode 1</A>
<A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8FapsXlfPQ">Portal: Episode 2</A>
<A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOPcWiMx5LY">Portal: Episode 3</A>
<A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYoygiQjpQY">Portal: Episode 4</A>
Daniel Reynolds has his life turned upside-down when a package from Aperture Science mysteriously arrives on his doorstep.

<B>[subject home movie here]</B>
<A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=162w1Vr4494">Create an ASHPD</A>
<A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXJFY6wL7Kc">Create a Portal Effect</A>
Daniel also provides detailed video tutorials for creating your own props and portal effects.
Dec 16, 2008
Community Announcements - PersonGuy
These Portal themed custom PCs were created by extra tech-savvy fans:

This Weighted Compaion PC was build with scrap pieces of acrylic and a spare week.
<A HREF="http://www.bit-tech.net/modding/2008/01/21/the_weighted_companion_pc/1" TARGET="_new">[link]</A>

A month of work went into this replica of the computers terminals found behind the scenes of Aperture Laboratories.
<A HREF="http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1244054" TARGET="_new">[link]</A>

Here's a dedicated termial programmed in 8080 Assembler to play the Portal credits sequence complete with a chip-music version of Still Alive.
<A HREF="http://www.gamingsa.com/?nid=869" TARGET="_new">[link]</A>
Nov 14, 2008
Community Announcements - PersonGuy
These crafty Portal fans have created some triumphant projects for the good of all of us:

The cake is a cookie! These deliciously moist cookies take only 15 minutes to bake and require no fish-shaped crackers, candies, or solid waste.
<A HREF="http://www.snackordie.com/2007/10/portal_cake_cookies.html" TARGET="_new">[link]</A>

This next papercraft project could take a long time. If you become lightheaded from hunger, feel free to eat the cookies you made in step 1.
<A HREF="http://tubbypaws.blogspot.com/2007/10/this-is-my-little-paper-tribute-to.html" TARGET="_new">[link]</A>

When you're ready to graduate from dolls to the real thing, you can construct your very own Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device.
<A HREF="http://granades.com/2008/10/28/how-to-create-a-portal-gun-in-many-easy-steps/" TARGET="_new">[link]</A>

If the above projects aren’t a huge success, you can create a Companion Cube tissue box to comfort you.
<A HREF="http://www.instructables.com/id/Companion-Cube-Tissue-box/" TARGET="_new">[link]</A>
Community Announcements - PersonGuy
Welcome to the Steam Community’s Offical Portal Game Group! We'll be using this space to announce upcoming Portal content and spotlight the growing pool of awesome Portal community contributions. To get us started, here's a slice of both:

As of today, Portal: Still Alive is available for download on Xbox LIVE! It features the entire original Portal game, as well as, new achievements and 14 bonus puzzles.
<A HREF="http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/p/portalxboxlivearcade/" TARGET="_new">[link]</A>

If you're short on cash, but still looking for new test chambers to solve, give these free Portal-like browser games a try.

<A HREF="http://portal.wecreatestuff.com/portal.php" TARGET="_new">Portal: The Flash Version</A>
This polished 2D puzzle game is based directly on Portal's gameplay and setting. Its 40 levels use all of the familiar buttons, energy balls, and turrets. (And cake.)

<A HREF="http://www.dissoluteproductions.com/flash_popup.php?ID=442261" TARGET="_new">Epsilon</A>
Epsilon uses a set of interlinked portals in each Experimental Sciences Research Facility test course. Manipulate the portals with a simple point-and-click to guide the ball to the goal.

<A HREF="http://armorgames.com/play/751/shift" TARGET="_new">Shift</a>
<A HREF="http://armorgames.com/play/964/shift-2" TARGET="_new">Shift 2</A>
<A HREF="http://armorgames.com/play/1846/shift-3" TARGET="_new">Shift 3</A>
The Shift series contains some sly Portal references and uses a unique "shift" mechanic that is arguably even more mind-bending than portals. Pressing the shift key turns everything upside-down and inverts the world's solid and empty spaces. (Of course, spikes are always spikes.)

<A HREF="http://www.joelesler.com/games/fold/" TARGET="_new">Fold</A>
Fold's creator, Joel Esler, cites the Portal trailer as an inspiration for his gravity anomaly orbs. Think with gravity to overcome these sharp puzzles while avoiding sharp objects.

<A HREF="http://www.king.com/game/hunted_forever" TARGET="_new">Hunted Forever</A>
Hunted Forever includes several references to Portal, from the "Loading Portal Rip-off..." text in the beginning to the "neat gun" you make if you're "still alive" by the end. Run, jump, and climb to gather gears and hide from the ever-present death lasers and chainsaw drones.
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