Heya, thanks for the comment
Yes, I still lurk around here and I’m going to finish that god damn last room in my map as soon as possible. I’m sorry for the lack of updates.
As for references, I really just make up things as I map. Usually I get inspired from other games I play, and then I try to incorporate some of the elements from there. Noteable examples are Team Fortress 2 and Half Life 2 episode 2.
However, this maps terrain is very crude, because I have to work within the confines that my friend left me in his original map.