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PortalCraft mod brings Aperture Science technology to Minecraft

Portal and Minecraft have a lot in common. Both were born out of indie success stories; both are first-person explore-'em-ups whose look makes a virtue of simplicity; both inspire cult-like devotion guaranteed to create a conversational black hole if mentioned in the wrong company. So it's only fitting that the can-do bedroom-coder spirit that fuels both titles should now produce a mash-up of the two.

Extreme PortalCraft opens a blue portal in the original Portal, creates an orange portal within Minecraft, and drops all the key elements of the former into the latter while nobody's looking. The central technology doesn't suffer a bit from being downgraded into Minecraft's 8-bit aesthetic, while sounds and gravity mechanics are pretty spot-on. There's also a whole new batch of testing chambers within the two-part single-player adventure: installation files for Part One can be downloaded here, with the tougher (or, ahem, more “extreme”) Part Two found here. Minecraft/Portal fans, what do you think?

May 9, 2011



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10 comments

  • EnragedTortoise1 - May 10, 2011 12:05 a.m.

    The original PortalCraft was a mod of Minecraft, this is a whole new thing... I think. Or just an updated version of the mod. :P
  • Y2Ken - May 9, 2011 7:59 p.m.

    Man, this seems a little crazy. Not a minecraft player but I've seen a lot and this seems like a pretty cool mod.
  • Hubadaeus - May 9, 2011 7:13 p.m.

    I've seen this before. it looks really cool. I got a mod called portal stick for my minecraft server. It's not as cool though, but still as fun
  • Ded - May 9, 2011 7 p.m.

    Sorry that was directed at Bubblesauce, not nadrewod..
  • Ded - May 9, 2011 6:59 p.m.

    I think it has been around a while @nadrewod, or something similar. But it's good GR are bringing it to a wider audience :D
  • Zomborgon - May 9, 2011 6:52 p.m.

    Okay, pretty awesome, I admit, as a heavy player of both games. maybe even worth a download.
  • Ariaka - May 9, 2011 6:41 p.m.

    This is extra awesome. =3
  • nadrewod - May 9, 2011 6:36 p.m.

    Combine this with the recent videos of Portal: Reach, and I am beginning to wonder if somewhere out there is an ARG counting down the number of instances where Portal has been integrated into, which will eventually add portals to an upcoming Valve/Steam game (DotA 2 with GLaDOS, anyone?)
  • Bubblesauce - May 9, 2011 6:28 p.m.

    hasn't this been around for ages? I'm certain I saw a video of this on youtube a long time ago...
  • smooptasia - May 9, 2011 6:08 p.m.

    Haha wow, very nice.

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