Before he ever picked up a crowbar with the intent of smashing alien skulls in, Gordon Freeman was just a lowly lab technician in a top-secret research facility. But even before that, he must’ve been a shy science student in a world full of hormones, cliques, and teenage angst. Playing like a mix of Persona 4 Golden and Bully, Gordon’s early years would document the hardships of being a brilliant but mute grade A student who’s just trying to make some friends.
Under the tutelage of Dr. Eli Vance, Gordon’s kind and caring physics professor, Freeman would have to maintain his social relations without saying a word, while avoiding swirlies and atomic wedgies at the hands of hulking jocks. With the help of his trusted pal (and part-time wingman) Barney Calhoun, Gordon might even have the chance to ask Vance’s stunning daughter Alyx out on a date. Sure, it'd be taking quite a few liberties with the presumed timeline, but it'd be worth it to see G-Man as the creepy school janitor who's constantly ducking out of sight.