40°
Submitted by -Mezzo- 886d ago | interview

Writing Columbia: Ken Levine on storytelling in Bioshock Infinite

EDGE - Columbia is a lot like Rapture, yet even the differences between the city under the sea and the fortress in the sky seem calculated. When Bioshock Infinite’s setting isn’t purposefully evoking memories of the briny utopia that launched the series, it’s deliberately contrasting itself against it. Where Rapture had an objectivist, Liberatarian ethos, Columbia is a temple of American Imperialism wrapped up in evangelical faith; where Rapture had bathyspheres transporting its citizens between its residential districts and amusements, Columbia has its vertigo-inducing skyrail system; and where Rapture had capitalist king Andrew Ryan as its unofficial overlord, Columbia’s populace is under the sway of its fire-and-brimstone-preaching leader, Father Comstock. (BioShock: Infinite, Ken Levine, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

Bioware Please Celebrate Your 20th Aniversary With a Huge E3

53m ago - Bioware have turned 20 and as huge fans on My Games Lounge we really hope they give us all a pres... | PC
20°

Dark Half Is A Twisted SNES JRPG From The Makers Of Wonder Boy

55m ago - NL: When you say Westone, you think Wonder Boy. The recently-defunct Japanese studio created a s... | Retro
Ad

The Witcher 3

Now - All the lore you need to know. | Promoted post
30°

SWTOR: Scheduled Maintenance 27 May 2015 – Patch 3.2.1

1h ago - BioWare will be performing maintenance for Game Update 3.2.1 on Wednesday, May 27th! | PC
20°

Screenshots of Gaijinworks’ cancelled Far East of Eden: Ziria localization

1h ago - Gaijinworks were once working on a localization for Hudson Soft’s Xbox 360 remake of Far East of... | Xbox 360
40°

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Review | Mouse N Joypad

1h ago - MNJ: Let’s get this straight, right off the bat – for me, The Witcher 3 blows Inquisition out of... | PC