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Submitted by hylandpad 608d ago | opinion piece

The Best Games Influenced by Steampunk

Steampunk is an artistic and literary style that tends to take place in fictional alternate realities, typically Victorian era, or American Midwest, where high technologies are made possibility through the use of steam engines. For example, steam powered computers, steam powered tanks, steam powered mechas and steam powered arm-machine-guns are all possibilities, provided you don't ask too many questions or look TOO deeply into the physical possibilities. This results often times in a world that appears outwardly advanced, but is rife with corruption.

Steampunk was popularized in novels by preeminent writers, such as Jules Verne in his flagship masterpiece "30,000 League Under the Sea." It has inspired a number of spinoff genres, such as "dieselpunk" and "Cyberpunk" both of which take distopic influences from Verne's work. (BioShock, BioShock: Infinite, Dev, Dishonored, Final Fantasy IX, Machinarium, PC, PS3, Thief: Deadly Shadows, Xbox 360)

zerocrossing  +   607d ago
No Final fantasy IV? That was influenced by steampunk too and is widely regarded as the more popular of the franchise.
wheresmymonkey  +   607d ago
steampunk didn't exist when ff IV came out. its a pretty modern movement.
RuperttheBear  +   607d ago
Steampunk did exist when ff IV came out.

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