Welcome to In The Lab, Geekenstein’s livestreaming show where we check out the latest and upcoming games to see if they’re worth your time and money. For the first time on In The Lab and at the behest of Alex, we check out a mod. It’s also the first mod we’ve ever seen that is being charged for on Steam. Aperture Tag is a campaign complete mod for Portal 2 that focuses entirely on the paint mechanics from the game. It’s surprisingly better than you would expect.
Aperture Tag: The Paint Gun Testing Initiative is a fully featured mod for Portal 2 where you play a new test subject who is tasked with going through a litany of testing chambers all specially designed for the paint gun, a modified portal gun that takes advantage of the paint introduced in Portal 2. Not only do you get a campaign’s worth of levels for only $7, but it also features a new narrator and plot. Check it out on Steam today.