Watch this: live-action ‘Aperture R&D’ series takes you deep inside the labs of ‘Portal’


If you call yourself a gamer, odds are fairly good you’ve played through one or both of Valve’s acclaimed Portal games. If so, perhaps — in between solving those mind-twisting puzzles — you’ve wondered what life would be like working inside Aperture Laboratories. A new Portal 2-inspired web series from Wayside Creations aims to satiate your curiosity.

Aperture R&D goes inside the cold, unwelcoming halls of the research facility, following a pair of scientists as they strive to earn the distinction of Lab Team of the Month. Even losing an esteemed colleague to a turret laser doesn’t dissuade our protagonists from pursuing the prize. Episode one contains some nice references and callbacks to Valve’s inventive series, and the acting…

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