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Aperture: A Triumph of Science [Video]

We’ve seen Portal-based fan films before but never one that takes this kind of in-depth and behind-the-scenes look inside the company at the core of game–Aperture Science.

In the above video we see how Aperture Science went from a shower curtain company to the preeminent scientific lab of its day complete with a megalomaniac central operating system. We know; it’s cruel to temp you with a lengthy psuedo-documentary about Portal and Aperture Science on a Monday morning when you’ve got real work to get done. You’re welcome.

Aperture: A Triumph of Science [YouTube via Kotaku]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 10/3/11

Comments (5)

  1. Teckset

    Typo in the second paragraph. You say “temp” when you must mean to say “tempt”.

  2. Bonz

    Awesome video.

  3. Sue Ragan

    You have to wonder, how many scientific breakthroughs have stood on the shoulders of major scientific disasters which could have wiped us off of the face of the Earth. I shudder to think about it. The video was funny and clever though.

  4. kyle

    did anyone else notice that none of the rubik’s cubes were solved.

  5. Ushindi

    Thought I would just check out a few scenes and got sucked in for the entire 22 minutes.
    Thanks – it was great.

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