Portal 2 Mod — Robot Pride
This episodic cooperative Portal 2 mod has released its first installment: five levels of medium-hard difficulty that follow the “clean” theme and play around with mechanics in ways that you probably never thought of. It even has a fully fleshed-out back story:
Back in the proverbial golden days of Aperture, scientists began research and development on emotions in robots, as to help the development of a non-violent GLaDOS. To do so, they created the Robot Pride Initiative, as well as two robots. Their names were Atlas and P-body: the ultimate cooperative testing duo!
Unfortunately, the scheduling team mixed up the Robot Pride testing and the booting of GLaDOS. The Initiative was forcefully postponed by deadly neurotoxin. Whoops. Fortunately, another research and development team had a precautionary core in place: the blue sphere we know today as Wheatley. The science wasn’t really all that understood and it just had bad ideas.
Years passed, and the chambers gained dust. Walls caved in, others caved out. Plants hung from the ceiling tiles, artificial light poured in. The chambers were forgotten, decrepit, forsaken. The ruins of human-run Aperture.
Not to worry, though! GLaDOS did some searching and found all these chambers just lying around. She decided to put them to good use, and the Robot Pride Initiative was back up on its feet. Not for the understanding of wishy-washy “feelings,” but for science.