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Portal box art cover
By avatar Mad Spike 43 on December 7th, 2007
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Mad Spike 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

Hello :)
There was nice Orange Box competition from Gameplay Magazine few days ago. So this competition helps me to return to Photoshop practice.
So here are new box - it's a Portal (from the Half-Life 2 Orange Box).
You can see a main character (Chell) on the front cover. The front cover art was designed by Creed for competition (later we redesign it for the vgboxart together). Back cover art was designed by me only special for cover.
So both of the covers are totaly exclusive and cannot be found in the web. I think now this girl looks sexy :)
So credits to Creed and enjoy.
Comments and Favorites are welcome.

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Ayron 47 [ 1 decade ago ]

whoa... it's good to see another Mad box on the site. nice refreshment of the spam and original boxes.
you might not remember me, but i'd still like to welcome you back ^^'

ofcourse, i +fav this piece of art.

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ELCrazy 49 [ 1 decade ago ]

Really stylish.

Although the girl look like she got hit by the butt-ugly stick.

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Mad Spike 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

This is the original model from Valve, so if you think she is not beautiful - call Valve (as I did ;) lol )
#2, I remember everyone here :) Thanks.

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Ayron 47 [ 1 decade ago ]

#3 lol yeah, she's seriously ugly man.
#4 what's Valve's number? ;)

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Mad Spike 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

#5, send SMS with words "Ugly CHell" on number 4242 and get new "Still Alive" ringtone :D
Anyway, even a Malevich's Square is ugly, but it's an art :)

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KoopaDasher 30 [ 1 decade ago ]

This design is crap. It says nothing about the game, or its gameplay. The character model looks like a stoned stripper. You have effectively taken one of the best puzzle games ever made and turned it into a soft-porn-fest. And would it kill you to use an official template once in a while?

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Mad Spike 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

You know, it's like a tribute to the competition art.
I like Portal, but I hate thousands of companion cubes arts. I think, Chell is something new ;)
By the way, in The Orange Box there is only few words about the Portal - I add a lot more info.

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KoopaDasher 30 [ 1 decade ago ]

#8, That it is, but considering that you never actually see her in the game unless you somehow trick portals into showing you what she looks like, I would think that that would not be the best art to use for this game.

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Mad Spike 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

#9, What will be the best? Companion Cube? Again? Portal? Again? Boooooring.

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KoopaDasher 30 [ 1 decade ago ]

#10, I'm just saying that your art choice says nothing about the actual game. Neither does a companion cube or the portal logo. I agree that most Portal boxes are boring. But in the end...the actual design for most of the official art for Portal was boring.

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Mad Spike 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

Title "Portal" says everything about the game.

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Sp-6 40 [ 1 decade ago ]

i think its amazing, portal deserves its own boxart:)

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E_G 39 [ 1 decade ago ]

I think it does put way too much focus on the scantily clad dressed girl and it doesn't suit such an intellectual game. Mad Spike I appreciate that you attempted to do something atypical though I dislike the result.

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DeathSpawn11 47 [ 1 decade ago ]

I honestly don't like and definitely have to agree with Koopa here. This box shows nothing about the game. the game is about using a portal gun to surpass levels with twisted humor. not a ***** with a box. The cake is a lie, the cube is forever, but this box is just horrid when trying to capture the true nature of Portals.

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Youphoria 28 [ 1 decade ago ]

#7, I agree, but ease up a bit man

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Infamous Stick 17 [ 1 decade ago ]

Not my favorite of yours. Still pretty good though. P.S. Lighten up KoopaDasher. Sheesh. 4.5/5

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paradox 1 [ 1 decade ago ]

the girl on the cover looks like she just took heroin or somtin... good box tho :)

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Mad Spike 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

Thx evryone.
Just don't get this box too serious. This box is about design and some custom arts. Yes, Chell is a bit naked, but it's for fun - enjoy the view ;)
There was so many arts with cakes and cubes, I think Chell is deserve to have few nice arts too ;)

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xIAMHUNTERx 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

On the back, it says "20 new achievements", so shouldn't it be on a Games for Windows template...?

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Mad Spike 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

Valve doesn't support "Games For Windows". Gabe Newel hates Games For Windows :)

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xIAMHUNTERx 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

Haha, okay.

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TwilightMystics 42 [ 1 decade ago ]

Welcome back, and an awsome boxart

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shadysaiyan 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

#23, does look nice, but does she does look like a broke down stripper ^_^. also yeah im sure showing her has nothing to do with the box, but w/e, also it there supposed to be a period before 'Portal' on the back? all in all, if i were to know nothing about this game at all i'd say it looks great and is presented in such a way.......except for the ugly chick :D

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Infamous Stick 17 [ 1 decade ago ]

Is that girl the person that you control in the game?

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Mad Spike 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

#25, yes

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xIAMHUNTERx 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

Alright, screw it. I'm faving. It looks good to me. I haven't played the game, so I don't know what makes for a "realistic" box.

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Iron Man 14 [ 1 decade ago ]

She's giving you the evil eye on the back and she looks stoned on the front. 4/5

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Lenny819 38 [ 1 decade ago ]

looks high on front :)

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Mad Spike 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

#28, Yes, it is ;)

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Ervo 48 [ 1 decade ago ]

#27, same here.

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L3EM4N 12 [ 1 decade ago ]

ya dont look at the mantel piece while ya poking the fire ;) sweet body. anyway i like the design of this and all your art on here m8 , very well done +faved

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malik 17 [ 1 decade ago ]

Super.5/5.S vozvrasheniyem. Gde ti bil ?

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Deoxys 26 [ 1 decade ago ]

Very nice presentation.

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xIAMHUNTERx 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

#32, XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD I LOVE THAT!

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Mad Spike 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

Thanks for comments :)
2 malik, I was bussy on work and I am still bussy now.

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TrevOwnz 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

Well for a first time in a very long time i can say i like it, good job.

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Sengoku 1 [ 1 decade ago ]

AWESOME.

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Vengeance 40 [ 1 decade ago ]

for some reason, i can't stand it when women sit like that. (toes on the floor, heels high up)

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Ratchetcomand 8 [ 1 decade ago ]

I like this box a lot, i just play this game today and it awesome =) .

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Vengeance 40 [ 1 decade ago ]

One thing I really hate about this box - the "This is one of the five games of the Orange Box" thing. Makes it seem like a big ripoff. And, if it's one game out of five, why is the box so damn large?

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Mad Spike 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

#41, Posters, music and... And Companion Cube inside :D

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Maybe Tomorrow 30 [ 1 decade ago ]

greasy

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Vekta101 33 [ 1 decade ago ]

It is absolutely atrocious to think that this is in the hall because Mad Spike made it. This is possibly his worst box and it's still in the hall. Pathetic.

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Mad Spike 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

#44, Oh, not again. Shoot me, I don't want to listen this pathetic complains again and again...

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Ayron 47 [ 1 decade ago ]

#45, Welcome to the wondrous world of vgboxart.
oh, and: -shoots you-

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Vekta101 33 [ 1 decade ago ]

#45, you're barely even on. All you do is make your boxes, listen to people sucking up to you and leave. Who are you to say anything about being monotonous.

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Mad Spike 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

#47, Sure thing I make my boxes and listen ppl comments. What else should I do here? Change nickname?

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Ayron 47 [ 1 decade ago ]

#48, he was referring to the fact you don't comment on other people's boxes alot.
at least,that's what i thought he meant.

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Mad Spike 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

#49, I don't comment cos of my english, lol :) I also have a lot of work and I am a rare guest here. Anyway, I always check my favorite artists here and always trying to comment and fav their new boxes.

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DeadPixels 24 [ 1 decade ago ]

Absolutely incredible box art.

Shame Chell looks like she was hit in the face with a iron shovel.

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Parasite93 1 [ 1 decade ago ]

wow! no actually it is more like WOW!!!!
I really like your box art mad spike it is really good.

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jesse777 35 [ 1 decade ago ]

Im not faving cause of the girl i will give a +FAV ok i am faving it cause of the girl i never knew portal was a sexual game.

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numerobetically 42 [ 1 decade ago ]

um...she's ugly. like...ew.

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TwistedTinkerToy 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

#54, it isn't, because the only time you ever see her in the game is if you trick a portal into showing her to you.

I guess while I'm at it, I'll comment on the box, since I didn't before. I don't really like this. It's not very original, and she looks like a stripper. It doesn't say anything about the game, and it's just boring. Basically, I agree with KoopaDasher.

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Mad Spike 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

#55, OMG! Biggest critic ever O.O

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xIAMHUNTERx 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

So when was the last time you guys saw a stripper? I'm pretty sure they don't wear orange jumpsuits and have their hair pulled back like that.

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Mad Spike 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

#57, Ha - right said :)
It's just too hot inside the test chamber :P

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xIAMHUNTERx 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

#58, I don't doubt it, she's sweating like a priest in a daycare. >__>

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LovesToSpooge 1 [ 1 decade ago ]

I HATE Portal i thought it was the worst game on the Orange Box. I like TF2. But to get on topic... I think the box is great looks even better in full view. I like the screens and how you put the poster thing on the back. You sir get a sticker. 5/5.

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Fraught 12 [ 1 decade ago ]

#60: OMG, you prefer Team Fortress 2, a game with bad graphics and 2-3 maps, to a game that's so genius, and so unique? Oh, I guess you just couldn't complete it. Anyway Mad Spike, it's a nice box, but nothing so spectacular I am going to fav it. It's nice, but not very nice. And yeah, if you want porn (either be it soft or hard porn) then there's other places to look, than a game's boxart.

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roza 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

hellz yeah, CAKE IS A LIE!

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Ray Blade 40 [ 1 decade ago ]

Well, with a girl that hot on the front AND back, the LAST thing I would have made the box around would be a HOLE. It's got us guys thinking now, things we shouldn't be thinking, `least not about video game characters. Know what I mean?!

*waits for high five!*

Seriously though, this is a damn good box. But what should I expect, it's made by Mad Spike.

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ShadowDialga 25 [ 1 decade ago ]

HOLY F@$%IN SHIT SHE'S HALF NAKED!!!

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MF29 34 [ 1 decade ago ]

Good box.

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Dman360 14 [ 1 decade ago ]

its ok

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Dman360 14 [ 1 decade ago ]

#65, she looks drugged out if you ask me

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archnophobia 40 [ 9 years ago ]

perfect where can i found the posters?

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