WHAT IS STEAMPUNK? Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. Therefore, steampunk works are often set in an alternate history of the 19th century’s British Victorian era or American “Wild West”, in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has regained mainstream use, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power. Steampunk perhaps most recognizably features anachronistic technologies or retro-futuristic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is likewise rooted in the era’s perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. Such technology may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or the modern authors Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld, and China Miéville. Other examples of steampunk contain alternate history-style presentations of such technology as lighter-than-air airships, analog computers, or such digital mechanical computers as Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace’s Analytical Engine.
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Avenging Angel is a very pretty single-player first person action adventure game set in a steampunk version of planet Earth, aproximatley 10 thousand years from now.
You play an Associate of the Inventors Guild, dropped to an island on the Atlantic Ocean on a routine maintenance job. As you venture through the island, it becomes clear that all is not right on this strange island. The steampunk setting of Avenging Angel is excellent, full of decaying steam powered equipment and some rather cool looking robotic enemies.
Although there is weaponry to be used in Avenging Angel (the Pre-Alpha Demo features duel wielding flintlocks and a Katana), it’s by no means just a first person shooter. It’s more of a first person puzzle adventure with some shooty bits thrown into the mix (including a run in with a very cool looking mechanical spider). In the Pre-Alpha Demo these puzzles are fairly easy to solve, but as it’s a large open world that you’re exploring, you may have to know where to look (hint: check out the house on your right first).
Dark Amber Softworks have created a beautiful world, full of mystery and wonder. A full playthrough of the Avenging Angel Pre-Alpha demo will take less than 20 minutes, and once it’s finished you’ll dying for more.
Santa Fe 3751 steams past the 6th Street Bridge along the Los Angeles River; it was pulling a passenger special to San Diego. The 1927 Baldwin is based in Los Angeles and owned by the San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society. The bridge was recently demolished due to the weakening of its concrete. Photo by Elrond Lawrence.