Video Game Atlas: Rapture

Once a week Art Attack will offer you a handy little travel guide to the fictional worlds of video games.

Name: Rapture, BioShock Series

Population: Several thousand at peak

Government: Laissez-faire Capitalism

Located under the North Atlantic approximately 270 miles west of Reykjavik, the underwater colony is the dream of Randian businessman Andrew Ryan. Believing that the social reforms started in 1930s America would doom the country to the same communist hellhole he saw in his native Russia during the Bolshevik Revolution, he decided to construct a working man's utopia that would offer sanctuary to the brightest and the best away from government, societal or religious rule. Visitation is strictly by invitation only, and is done through the bathysphere network located in a hidden lighthouse.

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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