Valve games have a habit of drawing adoration from the gaming community. Anyone who visits gaming forums will eventually run into jokes about head crabs or the cake being a lie. With Valve games having such notoriety, they were bound to catch the eye of those outside the gaming industry.
Dan Trachtenberg is a professional director and podcaster for the Totally Rad Show. Not only has he directed commercials for Lexus, Coca-Cola, Nike, but he has also directed a few short films. Over the past year and a half, Trachtenberg turned his talents to making a short film inspired by Portal. The video is titled Portal: No Escape, and features Danielle Rayne as Chell. If the music sounds familiar, it is by Mike Zarin who composed the music from the first Inception trailer. The video definitely captures the spirit of Portal, and is a must-see for any fan of the series.