Valve is Working on a Portal 2 Level Editor (Hooray!) — Maybe with GLaDOS (HOORAY!)

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Posted on October 20, 2011, Phil Hornshaw Valve is Working on a Portal 2 Level Editor (Hooray!) — Maybe with GLaDOS (HOORAY!)

Back when Portal 2 came out, there seemed to be some vague talk about Valve releasing modding or level-editing tools that would allow users to create their own Portal test chambers. It seemed like a no-brainer that the game should include just such a set of tools, but they don’t yet exist.

But it seems that Valve is working on those level-editing tools, according to journalist Geoff Keighley’s “The Final Hours of Portal 2″ app. Designed for the iPad, the app is basically a big magazine-style report that takes readers behind the scenes of the creation of Portal 2 as it was coming down to the wire. And now it includes a bit that says Valve is working on “a Photoshop for test chambers.” Oh, and GLaDOS might be there.

‘The writers are even discussing the idea of adding a personality to the editor,’ explained Keighley. ‘[I]magine what it would be like to have GLaDOS berate you every time you spell something incorrectly in Microsoft Word and you’ll have a sense of where this can go.’

Via PC Gamer.

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