Portal 2 Fans Are Making An All-New Campaign

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Screenshot: Desolation

Desolation is a Portal 2 mod, though that descriptor really sells it short. It’s closer to a full-blown, fan-made sequel to Valve’s series.

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Set a few hundred years after Portal 2, and in a part of Aperture Labs that dates back to the 1980s, its star, Diana, “is fitted with Aperture’s BRACE cybernetic system, featuring a suite of robotic upgrades including an integrated Portal Device. When a relentless threat emerges, she must embark on a perilous journey that will see her uncover Aperture’s mysterious past… and maybe even face her own.”

While it’s far from done, it’s being worked on by some Portal 2 mod scene veterans, and is looking (and sounding, with its dynamic soundtrack) very professional. This seems a lot more likely to be completed and released in a reasonable timeframe than most other mods you see, especially when you consider they’ve been regularly and publicly updating everyone on their progress throughout Desolation’s three-year development.

You can check out some art and information at the projects mod page.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

DISCUSSION

This makes me so happy. Portal 2 is one of my all time favourite games, and even though it’s not official, any new content is something I will fucking devour.