Steam: Portal 2 will soon receive a free prequel game via free download on Steam.
As soon as Valve released their original Portal game as part of The Orange Box bundle in 2007, few could have predicted its cult status and subsequent popularity.
The Orange Box was one of the great video game bundles ever. Not only did this epic compilation include original Portal but also Half-Life 2 with both expansions as well as Team Fortress 2.
At its heart, Portal’s original version involves Chell, who awakens in Aperture Science Enrichment Center where she meets an AI known as GLaDOS (Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System). When confronted by this devious AI called GLaDOS (Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System), she struggles against her fate by solving various physics-bending puzzles using the Portal Gun before trying to escape as far from it as possible. Portal was an unparalleled puzzle experience until 2011 saw its sequel release that offered enhanced storytelling features plus challenges plus co-op campaign options!
Since that time, fans have longed for Portal 3; unfortunately though there have been no indications from Valve that such an attempt might ever materialise. While Valve may have no plans for another sequel of Portal 2, talented indie developers are currently hard at work preparing a prequel called Portal: Prelude which should arrive for free on 5 January 2024.
The Portal: Revolution mod takes place before the events of 2011 game and promises an eight-hour story campaign with full voiceover support – it truly amazes me that such content could exist for free, given it seems more premium in nature!
“Set between Portal and Portal 2, Portal: Revolution reveals an all-new story with all-new characters,” according to its synopsis. You take control of a test subject who finds herself awakened by a personality sphere known as Stirling and join her mission of uncovering an impressive device capable of returning Aperture back into glory.
Second Face Software has developed the Portal mod you have been waiting for: an immersive storyline filled with original characters spanning eight hours of playback and featuring 40 challenging test chambers that utilize new mechanics, according to Steam Store description.
Portal: Revolution is being developed using an updated version of Valve’s Portal 2 Community Engine licensed for 2011’s Portal 2, taking advantage of features available within it to allow mechanics and improvements not possible in that game.
One downside of the Portal: Revolution mod is its exclusive PC availability; however, since this mod is based on an old game from 12 years ago and may not place too great of an impactful demand on current PCs. If interested, wishlist it through Steam’s store page so as not to miss out!