Denver photographer, writer, and father Randy Slavey and his wife recently created an amazing Portal-themed bedroom for their son on his thirteenth birthday. The surprised young man’s jaw dropped as he walked into the new room filed with all sorts of Portal-style designs. The entire series of process and finished photos are available to view on the GeekDad blog.
‘Portal,’ and its successor ‘Portal 2,’ took the brilliantly simple concept of a portal gun, combined it with a fantastic storyline that included a sadistic but hilarious antagonist, and created a game that is just as replayable today as it was eight years ago. It was no surprise that my video game obsessed son took to it like a Cheep Cheep to water. Years after that first test chamber, he is still a huge fan and has amassed an impressive collection of t-shirts, toys, and collectibles based on the characters and story. So when it came time to remodel his room for his thirteenth birthday, and he asked for a Portal room, my wife and I wanted to make sure it was something worthy of one of Aperture Laboratories’ finest young test subjects.