I recently visited all the Portal links I have in my Links section only to find that some site had closed and others seemed dead. This got me thinking whether the Portal mapping scene was dead too. There don’t seem to have been many maps released recently, unless new Portal maps sites have been launched and I don’t know about them, which is entirely possible.
This is unusual for a Valve game. Normally there are small groups of developers who love a game and keep producing maps and other content. Of course Portal is very specialized and only really a mini game, but still.
I then started thinking about L4D and wonder whether the same thing will happen to this game. In fact I am surprised that I haven’t heard too much about maps or mods for this yet.
Anyway, I am actually thinking, and I stress it’s only thinking, about adding Portal maps and mods to PP. Over the Christmas break I will play a few and see how I feel. If most PP visitors don’t play Portal maps then I might not bother.