A Tunnel Vision: Extreme PortalCraft

By Quintin Smith on May 9th, 2011 at 10:57 am.

If recreating other games in Minecraft becomes a proper hobby, I demand we call it Boxing.

I remember the game that inspired Portal, Narbacular Drop, looking a bit like Minecraft, so you could say that Extreme Portalcraft – a Minecraft mod that offers new Portal puzzles, featuring everything from the portal gun to pressure plates – takes Portal back to its cube roots. That’s a science joke! Sort of.

You can download chapter one of the mod here, and chapter two here. You can also watch of trailer for chapter one after the jump, if only to admire the craftsmanship that’s gone into this. Thanks to RPS reader Matthew “Fingers” Jones for the tip.

One other really neat thing about this is that if you read further down in that same forum thread, you’ll see that people have already started making custom maps. Even more Portal puzzles for everyone! Hooray. Although now it bugs me that Portal 2 didn’t ship with a level editor.

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23 Comments »

  1. tomeoftom says:

    My god.

  2. diebroken says:

    Meh, nothing compared to ZPortal http://zdoom.org/wiki/ZPortal

  3. BobsLawnService says:

    Please could someone create a Dungeon Keeper mod for Minecraft? I’d be eternally grateful.

    • Jolly Teaparty says:

      Wow, that is a brilliant idea! That’d rekindle my Minecraft addiction like nothing else.

    • MajorManiac says:

      I probably wouldn’t buy another game for a year.

    • Xerian says:

      Would anyone make another Dungeon Keeper? Please? Pritty please? Pwitty pwease?
      -I remember waiting for it for ages as a kid, only to realize that they never actually got to make it… Damn the teaser in the end of DK2!

  4. Chalee says:

    *World implodes from crush of memeness.

  5. Ridnarhtim says:

    Or you could just … play Portal?

  6. Avenger says:

    I don’t see a companion block…

  7. Corrupt_Tiki says:

    Hmm, I don’t think minecraft really needs this that much? I mean, it is really really quite flexible and unique in itself, if I want to play portal, I load it up?

    Just my 2 cents.

    • UW says:

      That’s quite shortsighted, really. If nothing else this mod will make it very easy for people with no modding experience to design their own Portal levels via Minecraft’s accessible building style.

    • Corrupt_Tiki says:

      I Don’t know really, I mean, I’m just saying that if I want to play a portal level, I will more than likely just load up Portal, as a player, I just can’t see many people wanting to play portal-like levels in minecraft, is what I am really saying I guess.

  8. VelvetFistIronGlove says:

    Although now it bugs me that Portal 2 didn’t ship with a level editor.

    Allow me to once again point out that although there is no official Portal 2 SDK yet (though it’s on the way), you can already make Portal 2 levels with the free Alien Swarm SDK and a wee bit of tweaking: http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=16903

  9. DBG says:

    minecraft should be destroyed with fire

  10. shagen454 says:

    This may sound crazy but I just woke up and I was actually dreaming this. But, in the dream there were packs of robots you had to portal stealth by to get back to your fortress. There was openworld skiiing also, with robots in pursuit.

  11. Sepulchrave76 says:

    That’s not how to spell “Chamber” 2/10