Choosing a Story and a Name
Choosing a new and compelling story for a HL2 mod takes some creative thinking. We wanted to avoid that “been there, done that” trap and deliver something new for gamers. So, after reveiwing the list of HL enemies, we developed a storyline around the STRIDER enemy because it hasn’t been used (to our knowledge) as the main focus in a single player mod.
Here is an original Strider in the Skies drawing by Spy:
The second challenge was to come up with a name. Ultimately the name was to be StriderMountain. Here is a list of names that didn’t make it: StriderAxis, StriderNexus, StriderX, StriderX2,