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A documentary series pulls the lid off Valve’s aborted Portal spin-off



A documentary series pulls the lid off Valve’s aborted Portal spin-off


In case anyone hasn’t heard about it, Valve was once working on a Portal spin-off that would have come without GLaDOS and Chell, and now we’ve learned some new information about the ultimately shelved project.

Although the project itself never saw the light of day, a developer, Lunch House, obtained the original coding of the game, which reveals that the focus of the spin-off in question would have been a so-called F-Stop, or Aperture Camera game mechanic. House also documented the details in a video series, the first episode of which can be seen below.

The F-Stop mechanic allows players to they can move objects around themselves, and what’s more, they can also scale thembut the video in question shows this better than it can be expressed in words, here:

Watch this video in full!