APP – 2116AD: More inspiration

Fallout 4 setting:

“Fallout 4 takes place in the year 2287, ten years after the events of Fallout 3 and 210 years after a Resource War over natural resources that ended in a nuclear holocaust in 2077. The setting is a post-apocalyptic retro-future, covering a region that includes Boston, Massachusetts and other parts of New England known as “The Commonwealth”. Unlike the previous titles, Fallout 4s story begins on the day the bombs dropped: October 23, 2077. The player’s character takes shelter in Vault 111, emerging exactly 210 years later, on October 23, 2287.

The game takes place in an alternate version of history that sees the 1940s’ and 1950s’ aesthetics, design and technology advance in the directions imagined at the time. The resulting universe is thus a retro-futuristic one, where the technology has evolved enough to produce laser weapons, manipulate genes and create nearly-autonomous artificial intelligence, but all within the confines of 1950s’ solutions like the widespread use of atomic power and vacuum tubes, as well as having the integrated circuitry of the digital age. The architecture, advertisements and general living styles are also depicted to be largely unchanged since the 1950s, while including contemporary products, such as a robotic rocking horse for children in one advertisement, or posters for the underground vaults that play a central role in the storyline of the game.”

Everyone knows that I’m a video game enthusiast and I get most of my ideas mainly from video games and movies but fallout 4 for this specific topic I’m doing is my main inspiration.

You can see a similar feature in my design that I’m doing compared to some of these images from the game. For example, in the first image, there is a road with a city in the far distance and you can see much except a barren wasteland of debris.

Hard to put into words what I think about these images but one thing I like about these fallout 4’s images is that the people who made the game, they are somewhat trying to make this post-apocalyptic place look quiet with no one around as well as at the same time I think they are trying to show the beautiful side to what this tragic global thermonuclear war has done. For example, the bombs have destroyed a civilization but the tranquility of the area just makes the landscape looks beautiful and surreal.

I also like the fact that in fallout 4, you are playing in the year of 2287, 210 years after “The Great War” in 2077 that caused catastrophic nuclear devastation across the United States, so this is a game that i have much faith in to call my main inspiration for this specific ‘2116AD’ topic


One of the main things about fallout 4 that i love is the 1940/50s look. Hopefully if i have room in my design, i will design and add a car that looks similar to the image above to my work.

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