Portal: Outside Influence

Portal: Outside Influence

Postby Lpfreaky90 » Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:56 am

Hello Test subjects!

A new portal mod has popped onto Steam Greenlight this week: "Portal: Outside Influence".

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Outside Influence is a mod for the original Portal; a new story set within the shared Half-Life/Portal universe, with new testing elements, environments and music. Contains additional features, such as fully voiced audio logs that tell the stories of those who worked at Aperture Science in its last days, a togglable hint system and a zoom scope a la Portal 2.


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and head over to the greenlight page to vote!
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Re: Portal: Outside Influence

Postby quaternary » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:51 am

There's been a lot of really good Portal and Portal 2 mods popping onto Greenlight recently, I'm excited :D

On the /r/portal thread, the developer said it's been worked on for over 5 years! Hope it pays off for them.
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Re: Portal: Outside Influence

Postby SpAM_CAN » Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:29 pm

Thanks for posting about the campaign! The level of support has been incredible thus far, and I'm super hopeful for the future of the project! :D
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Re: Portal: Outside Influence

Postby Mevious » Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:09 pm

I heard you got Jim Sterling to do VA for this. I'm really looking forward to that. Is he going to be the antagonist?
Edit: Actually never mind. I'll let it be a surprise.
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Re: Portal: Outside Influence

Postby SpAM_CAN » Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:20 pm

Yes! We've got a pretty big voice cast - Jim Sterling, Conrad Zimmerman (who is also acting as script editor), Jonathan Holmes, Cody Powell, Clint of LazyGameReviews, and a bunch more folks who I've followed work of in the past. I've got a few more to ask yet, and a couple that have yet to reply (though I was perhaps a tad optimistic in asking Marc Leblanc and Warren Spector, but I thought I'd give it a go :P)

Oh, and if you're wondering why there's such a large cast, the game features audio-logs. Yes, I played System Shock in the past year, can you tell?
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Re: Portal: Outside Influence

Postby Mevious » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:02 pm

Holy shit, all 3 dismal jesters? You got my vote. Why isn't this info on the greenlight page?
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Re: Portal: Outside Influence

Postby SpAM_CAN » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:47 pm

Honestly? I wanted to see how far it could get without leveraging the name-power. We're very nearly in the top 100 even though it's not been featured on a single major games site - TWP is the only site to have done so, as far as I can tell. Word of mouth has gotten us pretty damn far.

I plan on sticking up an announcement about the voice cast later this week, however.
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Re: Portal: Outside Influence

Postby SpAM_CAN » Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:18 pm

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Thanks so much to everyone who voted and shared it around! :D
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Re: Portal: Outside Influence

Postby quaternary » Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:56 pm

GRATS man!
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Re: Portal: Outside Influence

Postby Lpfreaky90 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:07 am

woo awesome :D
congratulations! If you ever need help with the steam things, feel free to hit me up!
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Re: Portal: Outside Influence

Postby SpAM_CAN » Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:42 am

That'd be great actually! I've gotta get my business bank account set up before I can continue with Greenlight, but I'll likely need all the help I can get with anything past that.
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Re: Portal: Outside Influence

Postby HMW » Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:57 am

Congrats on the greenlight!
Great to see that the original Portal is still getting some love :)
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Re: Portal: Outside Influence

Postby SpAM_CAN » Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:15 pm

Thanks! I've often thought about switching to Portal 2, but I want to force myself to avoid some of the pitfalls of Portal 2's design (big empty cavernous areas with boxes in, relying on dynamic lighting etc.). Simply using the older engine is the easiest way of doing that, really.
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Re: Portal: Outside Influence

Postby Skotty » Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:53 pm

I don't know whats the problem here. Just by using Portal 2 you don't have to change the whole design of your levels. You just have advantages of more people having Portal 2 than Portal 1 (I guess) and additional testing elements.
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Re: Portal: Outside Influence

Postby CamBen » Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:31 am

I think another issue that could arise with using portal 2 is the lack of hl2 specific entities
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