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Aperture Tag: The Paint Gun Testing Initiative
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Developer Commentary coming for Aperture Tag
Release date: Summer 2014
Aperture Tag: The Paint Gun Initiative is a mod for Portal 2. Inspired by Tag: The Power of Paint, Aperture Tag is just what it sounds like. A Paint Gun in Aperture Science. Featuring a new personality core, in a new story, covering many areas of Aperture Science in 26 polished levels. This mod will provide the player a fun experience on silly and interesting new locations throughout Aperture Science.

  • It's time to think with a Paint Gun! Play Portal 2 like you've never played it before!
  • 26 polished and detailed maps! That is roughly 40% of the maps in Portal 2.
  • A new character with full voice acting!
  • Source Instances to create your own paint gun maps!
  • Custom paint gun model!
  • Music by Abarax[]!

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FAQ for Aperture Tag
[/i]I'll try to update this as much and as often as I can[/i]

How much will this cost?
We do not know at this stage. We are looking for funders to back us with licensing fees. We'll make an anouncement when we are ready. I am sorry for the post on the 14th of February. I hope you understand our situation. If we do not have funders willing to pay for the licensing fees, the mod will be free.

This uses Portal 2 assets! Are you allowed to sell/post this on Steam/Greenlight?
Yes. Valve is okay with mods on steam. That's on the Greenlight FAQ

When will the release? What is the status of the mod?
If all goes well, I hope to release in the summer of 2014, maybe earlier. If not, late summer 2014.

Will this feature coop?
Not officially. It would mean testing online system, and then testing the gameplay and creating a new set of puzzles and story. It is way out of the scope for this mod.

What do you mean by "No official coop"?
I plan to create some easy to use instances. So mappers can design their own levels in hammer. Wheter it is coop paint gun race, or a combination of portal gun and paint gun, the mappers will have the tools available!

What is the status of the mod?
The whole mod is mapped out already. It's fully playable from beginning to end. Now it's just adding polish to all areas of it and replacing placeholders with finalized versions

What gels will this feature?
It will feature Blue (Bounce) and orange (Speed) gel. Water/Erase is scarcely used, but it's present.

Why don't you use other gels?
Because the whole mod is already mapped out, with voice lines recorded. So it would mean changing the storyline, the maps and the way the gun works. All of this is outside the scope of the game. Mostly, because other gels wouldn't be as polished and might create other bugs which I would not be able to fix because I do not have access to the source code.

Will this contain achievements?
Unfortunately Portal 2 mods cannot have achievements.

Does this work on Mac?
If you can run Portal 2, it should run Aperture Tag. I haven't tried it myself, though.

Does this work on Linux?
If you can run Portal 2, it should run Aperture Tag. I haven't tried it myself, though.

Why a mod and not a map pack?
A mod offers me more freedom. I can change the menu, view model, etc. And it makes developing this much more easily.

Current Workshop Maps
Note: These are old versions and they do not fully represent the final product.
Popular Discussions View All (10)
Jul 25, 2014 @ 3:52pm
The Gun.
James Bacon
Jul 2, 2014 @ 12:47pm
Do beta testers get added in credits :D
Jun 5, 2014 @ 6:17am
Thoughts and Ideas!
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T-REV May 7, 2016 @ 9:57am 
@motanum How can portal stories : mel have achievments :(?
󠀡 Sep 4, 2015 @ 6:36am 
SpringTrap, I got a solution. Buy a PC. :) For true gaming experiences.
TG Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:38am 
ƒЯ€§]-[ †oh/V\aye†oh Aug 23, 2015 @ 12:15pm 
the blue gel is called prepulsion gel an orange is called repulsion gel
VolpeX1305 Aug 20, 2015 @ 1:50pm 
dudes107 Jul 18, 2015 @ 6:28pm 
will I still be able to play portal 2 like portal stories mel allows
juicer Jun 17, 2015 @ 3:18pm 
+Everyone who ever says that it doesn't work IT'S BECAUSE IT'S FOR WINDOWS NOT MAC OR LINUX!
Pingu Apr 1, 2015 @ 6:48pm 
fap i feel how you feel
AIC | Lil'M Mar 23, 2015 @ 2:04am 
Anyone who has a spare copy of the game please gift it to me. I will pay you back with CSGO skins.
Madara_Uchiwa_21 Mar 4, 2015 @ 5:59pm