Fan-Made Portal Game Adds Third Color, Which Allows Time Travel

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Screenshot: Portal Reloaded

Portal 2 was challenging enough when all you had to worry about was space, but now we have to think about time as well?

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Portal Reloaded is a mod, released just in time for Portal 2's 10th birthday, that introduces a new set of test chambers and, more importantly, a new portal colour. You’ll still be using the old blue and orange ones, but the green one you’ll also get will let you move through time, as you set up puzzles in one timeline and then move them along/solve them across two different eras, set 20 years apart.

It’s even got new voice acting and an original soundtrack. You can get it on Steam here.

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

michaelalwill
michaelalwill

Possible unpopular take: I hate time travel elements in puzzle games. They tend to be finnicky, require a ton of trial and error, and, in the face of harder puzzles, shift gameplay from cerebral puzzle to twitchy response-time based challenges.

The exception to this are time travel puzzles with a more static element to them, where there are a discrete number of times to operate in and the puzzles are more about setting processes into motion at different points rather than player-based timing.