Discount mulberry across body bag Outlet Museum of Orphaned Concepts
Forest Concept ArtEditConcept art for a forest level which would later go on to become Arcadia.Irrational’s artists tried to envisage how an underwater city would actually function in this early conceptual work of Rapture. One idea imagined a thick forest for the purpose of oxygen exchange, seen here with an observation catwalk running around the edge. The concept of using trees for oxygen exchange made it into the final game in the “Arcadia” level.It may be hard to imagine that this creature whose job it was to reclaim ADAM from corpses around Rapture was the earliest iteration of the idea behind the Little Sisters. Since The Gatherer generated absolutely no sympathy from players, the team experimented with concepts for featuring a number of animals (including the infamous “dog in a wheelchair”) and later a grotesque, miniature humanoid. Finally, a concept sketch of a deformed child inspired the eureka moment responsible for the Little Sisters.The Slow Pro, an abandoned Big Daddy concept later reused in BioShock 2 as the Rumbler.Irrational’s internal name for this prototype Big Daddy variant who mauled players with an enormous hook and fired iron bearings from a barrel stood for “slow projectile/fucked up melee.” He survived long enough to become a fully functional AI, but the team eventually cut him to focus on polishing the other Big Daddy types. The Big Daddies were envisioned as the builders of Rapture. with weapons modified from tools they would have used in its construction.The first Splicer that Irrational created for BioShock, “Stitchy” was used in many early concept demos and was fully functional in game with kinematics,
hit reaction, and voice over. “It took us that long to realize he wasn’t a good model,” says lead artist Shawn Robertson. “This is probably the worst abortion that Irrational has ever made.”Early Splicer Concept ArtEditThese are some of the first concept sketches to show BioShock’s enemies moving in a more human like direction.Before solidifying the fiction around Adam, Irrational experimented with the idea of it being an external, injected substance. “Here you can see us playing around with Adam being mechanically injected,” said lead Artist Shawn Robertson, “so this Splicer’s got vials of it on his belt.” This model was created but never made it into the game in any form.Early Splicer Concept ArtEditMoving from grotesque to human was a slow process. While early concepts saw the melee enemies grew monstrous arms, the team had trouble conveying how someone who had spliced to become a marksman would appear.Early Big Daddy Concept ArtEditThe Big Daddies originally called Protectors were envisioned as dive suited construction workers re tasked with the defense of Adam Gatherers. They used construction tools or improvised weapons that looked like they had been found on the sea floor.