40°
Submitted by -Mezzo- 487d 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°

LEGO: The Hobbit Review | PS Vita Reviews

15m ago - PS Vita Reviews has brought together a review for the newly-released LEGO: The Hobbit. For the f... | PS Vita
40°

Trials Fusion PS4 1.8 live with crash fixes

58m ago - Among the changes in Trials Fusion 1.8 is a crash fix that occurred when pressing the Share butto... | PS4
30°

10 Years Later: EverQuest II

59m ago - Pixel Critique's month-long look back at the 30 games that defined 2004, asks how much someone el... | PC
30°

Watch Dogs £19.75 at G2A on PC

59m ago - Dealspwn writes: This PC pre-order price price is £20 cheaper than the best price on the Xbox One... | PC
Ad

Enter to Win a PS4 and More!

Now - We are buying one lucky N4Ger a PS4 just for commenting on any N4G story! | Promoted post
30°

Knuckles Spins Off Into Own Game in Knuckles Chaotix on Sega 32X: Today in History- April 20th, 1995

1h ago - Carl Williams writes, "Knuckles was one of the few secondary characters from a game to get their... | Retro
Related content from friends