Portal fans rejoice: Online video network Machinima is hosting a ‘Portal’-themed live action web series set to debut later this month.
The show, produced by Wayside Creations, is called Aperture R&D and will premiere March 15. It’s based on workers at Portal‘s Aperture Laboratories and, based on the trailer, seems to mimic the game’s vibe and dark humor.
“Based in the world of Portal 2, the idiosyncratic scientists of Aperture Research Labs are in an endless battle for the meaningless title of Lab Team of the Month,” Machinima writes on the video preview.
Wayside Creations previously produced “Fallout: Nuka Break,” a series based in the Fallout video game universe.
Valve, which is based in Bellevue, Wash., released Portal in 2007 and the game went on to be one of the most successful of all time.
Valve CEO Gabe Newell made headlines last month when he said that he wanted to do a Portal or Half-Life movie with esteemed director J.J. Abrams.
Newell was also the keynote at last week’s DICE Summit and spoke about how Valve is re-thinking what games are and how you sell them. He said that Steam for Linux gives people freedom to innovate on an alternate operating system. “It’s a get-out-of-jail free pass for our industry if we need it,” Newell said.