If Portal Went Hollywood… It Still Wouldn’t Be This Good


By: Stephen Crane (Photo: Flickr user Larry Tomlinson)

Sometimes fan films have some pretty amazing quality, but few rival the incredible quality and storytelling found in the following fan film. Portal: No Escape is a fan film by Dan Trachtenberg starring an unnamed woman who wakes up in a cell in the world of Black Mesa and Aperture Science.

Trachtenberg does an amazing job of letting the setting speak for itself. The music is sufficiently haunting and a lot of emphasis is put on creating a short, but sweet film that lets the audience feel the claustrophobia of the setting. I could easily watch this if it was a full length film.


About Stephen Crane

Stephen was hooked by the NES at a very young age and never looked back. He games on a daily basis and is currently trying to climb his way up the ranked ladder on League of Legends! Outside of the video game world he actually likes running and owns a rapidly growing collection of toed shoes. Stephen Crane is the owner of Armed Gamer.

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