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During a panel today at PAX Prime 2012 in Seattle, Valve writers Chet Faliszek and Erik Wolpaw revealed some interesting tidbits about their time in the industry. Foremost among these pieces of trivia is the fact that Portal’s protagonist Chell was originally planned to marry a turret in the second game.
According to Wolpaw, at one point in Portal 2 Chell was going to stumble upon a pile of abandoned turrets. These turrets were like a lost tribe one might find surviving on a forgotten island somewhere. Chell would help these turrets in some way, then the giant Animal Turret King (seen in Portal 2), would marry off one of its turrets to Chell. Valve even had a bride turret constructed. This turret would follow Chell around for the rest of the game in a similar fashion to Watson in Sherlock Holmes Nemesis.
Here are some other interesting bits of information from the panel, which focused on writing for video game:
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Wow... who would have known Watson was so extremely creepy...
"If you want to write for video games, learn how to code. Being able to think like a programmer and learn to work with code makes you a much more valuable in the development process."
Dang, that kind of kills a lot dreams I had.
Just because of the mass of the turret I could not see GLADOS forcing it upon Chell.
And cue the weird fan-fictions and fan-art.
My heart was POUNDING during that video.
Why did they not include this!!!! WHY!!!!!
When I first saw the preview pic I thought it was Cell from DBZ.
The only thing I really liked was the bits of info at the bottom of the article. Thanks for the advice! Code is rough.
lol, Like the last bit of advice there.
Would have been both hilarious and awesome, IMO.
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I've always thought that, of all the jobs in the game industry, being the writer would suit me most. But if they all expect you to learn to code, well....
I NEEEEED a copy of the text to glados speech program!!!!!!!!!!
Haha, I gotta' love the eccentricity of the Portal games. I think, though, that the stalker-turret would simply have been in the way, unless Valve was going to design totally new puzzles that hinged on the turret's gunfire (because we can just get more companion cubes if we need to press buttons).
Haha that guy is a total creep.
Chell marries a turret?Sure, why not.
Awesome tidbits! And marrying a turret would've been pretty weird.
Man that would've been hilarious.