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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
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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.)
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CleverPenguin Mar 13 @ 3:20am 
Andybananas Jan 26 @ 12:55pm 
yeah a discord server would be nice
CatzRule81 Jan 3 @ 11:07pm 
Can we have a Discord server to keep track of the game's development yet?
kakhaeziorashya16 Nov 3, 2021 @ 6:35pm 
En0k1_ Oct 2, 2021 @ 5:31pm 
I hope its finished soon :> It looks super cool
mcariaga4 Sep 4, 2021 @ 1:40pm 
this is cool
jlg12213 Apr 5, 2021 @ 10:23am 
omg what the HECK
Unowninator Feb 24, 2021 @ 2:20pm 
I wish I could do something to help.
SpAM_CAN  [author] Feb 22, 2021 @ 2:51pm 
It's still in development. I'm working on it, slowly. Between a full time job, completing uni, and contributing to other projects, it's not a quick process. The scope of the game has expanded a fair bit too.

It'll happen, people. I'll show it off when I'm ready.
Unowninator Feb 21, 2021 @ 6:48pm 
You can't yet.