How does a steampunk Batman game sounds? Awesome right?
We’ve already seen how great a Batman game can be, thanks to Rocksteady’s Arkham series, so the idea of putting the world’s greatest detective in a turn-of-the-century Gotham, fighting crime using a bunch of clockwork and steam powered gadgets, should make any self-respecting nerd jump up and down with joy.
At some point in time, Day 1 Studios (F.E.A.R 3) had this exact same notion when they decided to start working on Gotham By Gaslight – a video game based on a comic by the same name.
Unfortunately for some unknown reason, the studio has pulled the plug on this project, leaving us with nothing more than a few concept art drawing by the visual artist Julie Farrell, who worked on the game.
Julie Farrell explains why some of the menus are in two different colors: “If you are wondering why the menus are 2 different colors, it was to represent Bruce/Batman. The Brown Scheme signified Bruce’s timeline of how he became the Batman figure (FE Menus) and then when he was Batman the Blue Scheme represented that (HUD)”.
You can watch the concept art gallery below, and mourn the loss of what could have been the next awesome Batman game.