For a fairly important project (just a project I need to pass to graduate high school, no big deal ) I decided to make a level using hammer and Half Life 2. The problem is that I'm really shitty when it comes to creating some sort of story, and my perfectionist attitude doesn't really help. Does anybody have any ideas or inspiration that I can use to help me get going? I do have these constraints though:
-I'm going to be presenting to adults/parents
-I would also like to emphasize things like setting a mood using lighting, sounds, and textures, pacing, puzzles, and a story.
-The presentation can be 10 minutes max, so I would at least want to display the points listed above during that time.
you can probably see why it is so difficult for me to come up with something decent, with my lack of creativity along with these "guidelines". Any kind of help would be appreciated.