Chell, a test subject from Aperture Laboratories, attempts to escape the facility with the guidance of Wheatley, a clumsy and talkative personality core who mistakenly awakes GLaDOS, the mad and murderous central AI of Aperture, who strongly interferes with the breakout.
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There is a newspaper clipping that reads "Local entrepreneur buys salt mine," "Cave Johnson to bring science, industry to Upper Michigan," establishing the location of the Aperture Science test labs. See more
At one point in the game GLaDOS says that she will live forever while Chell would die in sixty years or less. GLaDOS was "killed" in Portal and still refers to the event with phrases like "since you killed me" and "after you murdered me". See more
Just a heads up: we're gonna have a superconductor turned up full blast and pointed at you for the duration of this next test. I'll be honest - we're throwing science at the wall here to see what sticks. No idea what it'll do. Probably nothing. Best-case scenario, you might get some superpowers. Worst case, some tumors, which we'll cut out.
The game menus change via a spinning tile effect, identical to the spinning tiles Wheatley and GLaDOS use in the game to create mosaic patterns and words on the walls of the test chambers. See more
Written by Jonathan Coulton See more