“The Lonely Robot” – The World’s First Portal 2 Machinima

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So soo- oh, wait, I’ve already used that.

Christ. They complain about droughts and famines and s**t, but we’re the ones who should be receiving bail-out packages. That contain lead-ins.

Though I need Gunman Chronicles 2 more badly. The lead-ins can wait. Banzure Prime does not.

This is created by EDJE, who’s done some neat videos in the past. He’s also one of our readers, which makes him instantly cool in our books. “The Lonely Robot” was released on the 27th, and it may very well be Portal 2’s very first Machinima. It lasts 6 minutes, and focuses on a robot… who’s lonely. ATLAS, to be more precise.

Telling you more would spoil the video, so we’ll keep our mouths shut on what exactly happens in it. It’s quite minimalistic, with some very poignant scenes in there, although there were a few shots that seemed a bit unnecessary.

On the whole, a great effort, which will hopefully start up a long line of Portal 2 machinima. There’s a lot of potential in the game, and EDJE has done some great work with relatively minimal resources. And we swear we don’t like it just because the man likes the website.

Check it out below.

Let us know what you think of the film down there, in the comments section.


  1. It’s full of continuity errors, lol

    • It’s not supposed to follow the events of the game as if it were some sort of canonical tie-in. There weren’t any glaring errors anyway.

      • I was aiming for it to slot in between Chell’s adventure and the co-op bot’s adventures, but yeah… it doesn’t HAVE to fit in there exactly. 😀

    • Not necessarily… 😀

  2. Commenter AvatarJayBirdSupreme30 April 2011 at 2:54am

    Hm, neat. Simple, but it still definitely works.

    Reminds me of the TF2 machinima Ignis Solus, from Lit Fuse Films. And I mean that as a compliment. Good work.

  3. Wooo!

    Am I cool too?

  4. Initiating slow clap processor.

    clap… clap…

    Good, that’s still working.

    No really, nice!
    Just wondering, did you use the commentary-mode for the Singleplayer-maps on coop-shots?

  5. It has sweet idea. I realy liked it.

  6. Fun fact; Atlas was built before P-Body.

    • Dev commentary? We knew. It’s weird, seeing as how ATLAS is based on a Personality Sphere.