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Azorae's Grand Designs
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"Curves and lines of Grand Designs

Against the run of the mill
Swimming against the stream...
We break the surface tension
With our wild kinetic dreams"

-Rush, Grand Designs, 1985

Welcome to my collection of Portal 2 test chambers. Included is an eclectic collection of puzzles and challenges of varying difficulty and style. My design philosophy is fairly simple: my goal is to create chambers that are challenging, fun, and memorable while making every effort to make sure that the player does not feel overwhelmed or blindsided. Chambers will be released when they are ready and will be immediately added to the collection. If you have any questions about puzzles, hint requests, or exploit reports, feel free to post a comment on the respective map's page and I will respond as soon as possible. Thanks for reading and thanks for playing my creations!

The ThinkingWithPortals Thread for this collection can be found at http://forums.thinkingwithportals.com/community-releases/azorae-s-grand-designs-t7487.html

Azorae
Items (21)
Azorae's Solitude
Created by Azorae
I liked Solitude so much that I rethemed it in my first foray into Hammer mapping! The Aperture facility has been neglected for an indeterminate amount of time, and that time has taken a toll on the chambers from the Multiverse. Explore my puzzle "Solitud...
Monoportal: Mobius
Created by Azorae
Get it, because a Mobius strip has one side and your gun can only shoot one color of portal?

...Get it?

Here's my first attempt at a full-on #BEEMOD chamber. If you like this chamber, feel free to leave a comment and subscribe to a collection that ...
Monoportal: Utility
Created by Azorae
Here's another rather simple #BEEMOD chamber that showcases an interesting way to use a Portal switch. If you like this chamber, feel free to leave a comment and subscribe to a collection that includes all of my chambers, [url=http://steamcommunity.com/sh...
Azorae's Preparation
Created by Azorae
A relatively easy chamber to prepare you for the logical, ordered thinking found in my other chambers. If you like this chamber, feel free to leave a comment and subscribe to a collection that includes all of my chambers, [url=http://steamcommunity.com/sh...
Azorae's Pierce
Created by Azorae
An exchange of redirection cubes and lasers.

It's been a while since I've published a new chamber (not for lack of trying -- I've made at least a dozen attempts at chambers over the past few months that have all ended in messes of unfeasible and/or imp...
Sectors
Created by Azorae
In my latest collaboration with Gig, we've teamed up to create an out-of-the-box laser puzzle. If you like this chamber, feel free to leave a comment and subscribe t...
Azorae's Stride
Created by Azorae
I'm back after a long hiatus with a little laser puzzle. Hope you enjoy it! Thanks to Gig, Firedogx, and Calmly Frenetic for testing. If you like this chamber, feel free to leave a comment and subscribe to a collection that includes all of my chambers, [...
Azorae's Pinpoint
Created by Azorae
Building on the concepts used in "Pierce"

I'd like to thank everyone for the overwhelming postive feedback I've recieved on all of my chambers recently. Many people have been pointed my way by Mevious and I'm honored that many of you find my maps fun a...
Azorae's Attunement
Created by Azorae
I noticed that few of my puzzles have any sort of vertical element to them, so I decided to build this puzzle to experiment with heights and levels. If you like this chamber, feel free to leave a comment and subscribe to a collection that includes all of ...
Azorae's Superconductor
Created by Azorae
A reversible funnel, a laser, and a light bridge make up this intermediate puzzle. Watch your every move.


If you like this chamber, feel free to leave a comment and subscribe to a collection that includes all of my chambers, [url=http://steamcommunit...
Azorae's Gap Bounce
Created by Azorae
UPDATE: 6/5/12: Gap Bounce, my first map, has been given a complete reimagining. Originally, it ran the gamut of available testing materials. Now, the chamber is focused on a single element: Bounce Gel.

The exit is only a hop, skip and a jump away, but y...
Azorae's Lasercross
Created by Azorae
Activate a light bridge and span the gap to the exit. Easier said than done...

There was a huge unintended skip that had gone unnoticed for a while. It should now be fixed. Thanks to everyone who pointed it out to me! If you like this chamber, feel free ...
Azorae's Entanglement
Created by Azorae
Here's a puzzle I had set aside for a while, half finished. Gig spotted it in my unpublished maps and we both tried different approaches to finish building the chamber. Here's mine; it shouldn't be too difficult. If you like this chamber, feel free to lea...
Extension
Created by Azorae
A Hard Light Bridge, a reversible Excursion Funnel, and a few Superbuttons all play a part in this puzzle of logical positioning and order. Huge thanks to Gig, who ...
Azorae's Sea Spray
Created by Azorae
Similar in premise to Gap Bounce, this chamber requires you to logically place yourself in the right place at the right time. If you like this chamber, feel free to leave a comment and subscribe to a collection that includes all of my chambers, [url=http:...
Convergence
Created by Azorae
I finally got this working, thanks in no small part to Gig's input. If you like this chamber, feel free to leave a comment and subscribe to a collection that includes all of my chambers, ...
Azorae's Retention
Created by Azorae
Another logic puzzle; this is my take on a technique that's been around for a while that was popularized by Gig. Thanks also to Mevious, from whom I got the idea of the funnel-button combination which made this puzzle possible. If you like this chamber, f...
Azorae's Delayed Ripple Effect
Created by Azorae
Objects in mid excursion should take care to leave ample room between each other when passing through portals. Subscribe to a collection including all of my creations at http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=73977444....
Azorae's Light and Glass
Created by Azorae
In this logic puzzle, you'll need to both utilize and work around the fact that Hard Light Bridges are, well, hard. Caution: You may need to share a bridge with a laser for a short period. Don't worry; there's plenty of room, but be mindful. I also includ...
Azorae's Trenches
Created by Azorae
A remake of one of my first maps, Lasers and Light Bridges, that fixes some minor issues and adds an introductory room to demonstrate the idea behind the puzzle. This difficult puzzle uses light bridges and lasers in a careful balancing act.

If you like ...
Azorae's Momentum Control
Created by Azorae
Too much of a good thing... Your objective here is simple: Reach the center island. Can't be too hard, right? Note that this is more of a proof of concept chamber than a full-fledged puzzle. If you like this chamber, feel free to leave a comment and subsc...
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Daedelus Jul 8, 2013 @ 5:19pm 
These levels look amazing! Can't wait to play!
SevenSilhouette Apr 7, 2013 @ 5:34pm 
Played all of your maps, as a result I'm now unimpressed with every chamber that I play. Make more maps! Maybe even get into co-op maps :D
CoachHines Nov 3, 2012 @ 12:20pm 
Top flight levels, all of 'em. I was cat attempting to read Shakespeare on a few of these. Good brain sweatin' stuff going on in here! Thank you.
KaBewm Nov 3, 2012 @ 4:08am 
Looks nice, gonna try it out.
Hope it's better than the last few chambers I tried.
Azorae  [author] Oct 19, 2012 @ 1:59pm 
Thanks, have fun!
Ser Ipsen Oct 19, 2012 @ 11:08am 
Subscribe to ALL
I'm gonna be on Portal for quite some time it seems...
𝗖𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗯𝘂𝘀 Sep 28, 2012 @ 1:37pm 
This pack is great.
Azorae  [author] Sep 1, 2012 @ 4:28pm 
Thanks! There are more to come as soon as I get the ideas flowing.
ColorCubeMan Sep 1, 2012 @ 3:59pm 
The best maps I've played in a long time They're all clever, pretty and flawless. Cheers!