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Portal: Outside Influence
Genre: Adventure, Puzzle
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Jan 31, 2015 @ 2:36am
Feb 6, 2015 @ 10:17am
Recent Announcements View All (8)
PCGamer Weekender
Delay Announcement
  • LOD'ed projected textures
  • Spacially corrected reflections (parallax correction)
  • Video textures
  • Enhanced refraction shading
  • Reworked user interface
  • Basic support for the VPK2 format
  • Full particle editor support
  • An improved version of the Hammer editor
  • A new SDK launcher with support for workshop uploads and launching of user-defined tools.

We've been completely revamping the art style and working from uncompressed assets, as well as redesigning various models to match the new look. We've also refocused the gameplay from what we once had to something new and innovative that expands the Portal formula in a major way. I don't want to say more right now (we're planning a media release sometime soon), but rest assured that Outside Influence will be far better for the delay.

TL;DR: The game will be released and has not been cancelled, but won't be launching this month.

Sam Morris
(Lead Developer, Elite Treacle Ltd.)

Release date: Late 2017-Early 2018
The war is over. Mankind lost. Scattered and spread across the planet, the survivors search for refuge in the ruins of the old world. One of these stragglers stumbled across something that hasn't been seen by outside eyes for a long time...

NOTE: Is a third-party mod, not endorsed or created by Valve.

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, improved visuals and a zoom scope a la Portal 2.

Featuring a large voice cast along with music from NxSG, Alphadeus and Egill And. Design, models and textures by Sam "SpAM_CAN" Morris, creator of the prize winning map "Portal: Skyline"*, Portal 2 maps "Core Civ" and "Cave's Caves", and the GameSpot featured CS:Go map "Reclamation". Written by Sam Morris and Emilia Wake, with sound design by Matt Turner.

This is "Volume One" of Outside Influence. Volume Two will be released at a later date as a mod for Portal 2, concluding the storyline started here. We are targeting release on Windows, Mac and Linux sometime soon.

(*Due to Greenlight restrictions, I can't directly link Portal: Skyline here. You can find it either on our website, or via your search engine of choice.)
Popular Discussions View All (30)
Mar 31 @ 11:51am
Paying for a mod
Dec 27, 2015 @ 10:14am
PINNED: Portal Skyline
Feb 7, 2016 @ 4:29pm
Will you be fighting the Combine?
Turret Cube
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Unowninator 15 hours ago 
Why's Half-Life 2 in this video? Is this mod a crossover?
TheFelineOverlord May 17 @ 2:34pm 
@SpAM_CAN, HL2:Update was free, and it's the greatest HL2 mod I've played yet. Is there a chance I could have a free copy upon release? I have both Portal games already.

EDIT/REPOST: Removed an additional note that was not required
jonasseifter May 15 @ 9:00am 
are there plans vor a special portal gun like portal stories: mel have or some new features?
SpAM_CAN  [author] May 12 @ 12:58am 
@awesome_gamer - Pretty sure Alive And Kicking was greenlit before us, so no :p

@TheFelineOverlord - It'll be a paid game, but won't require owning/installing previous Portal games in order to play.

@Salmon - No need, it was greenlit two years ago. :)
awesome_gamer Apr 24 @ 6:46pm 
I think this is the longest a game has ever been greenlight Im not saying it is but it might be
TheFelineOverlord Apr 23 @ 7:06pm 
Will this be a free mod for Portal, or is this not the case?

EDIT/REPOST: I checked out the trailer. PORTAL 1.5 CONFIRMED!
Kim Jong Un Apr 22 @ 3:53pm 
how to vote yes?
SpAM_CAN  [author] Apr 18 @ 4:25pm 
@Fjenionzek - You might wanna stop your cat walking on the keyboard. They're posting random strings to the Steam Community comments.
Fjeniooo Apr 18 @ 8:15am