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August 25, 2011


Portal: No Escape – Live Action Short Set In The Portal Universe

Posted by on Aug 25, 2011

Ever since the original Portal hit the scene in October 2007 as part of Valve’s Orange Box Collection, people have been obsessed with the gameplay; the snarky rogue AI, GLaDOS; and most recently the sequel, Portal 2.  The games are always fun, often challenging, and feature some of the most enjoyable character dialogue in any game out there.  The common thread in these games is a light-hearted atmosphere of death and destruction.  Now we have a new, much grittier entry to the field.

Earlier this week, filmmaker Dan Trachtenberg (of Totally Rad Show fame) released his six minute short film, Portal: No Escape, which gives viewers a slightly different take on their favorite game.  This is a well thought out, gritty and grimy film featuring Portal protagonist Chell in a physics-defying prison escape.  I don’t want to waste any more of your time before you get to watch, so hit the Jump and check it out.  I recommend going HD/full screen on this one.

So when does the feature length film come out?

  • That is flat out excellent