This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
How come "Dystopia" (the HL mod) is under "influenced by Cyberpunk"? At least I consider it to be Cyberpunk straight through, any reason for it's placement or is it ok to go ahead and change it?
: If anything it would be the other way around since the concept of dystopia goes back at least as far as Nineteen Eighty-Four
and Brave New World
: True, however, most Cyberpunk could be consider more or less Dystopic, which most likely is the reason they chose the name "Dystopia" for the mod, being a cyberpunk mod.
BT The P
: Decided to clean this one up a bit while maintaining the core ideas of the original entry. It used to have most of the setting laid out in a single run-on sentence.
: Put it into our modern templating system and added more information on its literary roots.
Liquid Sky is a great movie and all, and it is arguably `punk', but how is it cyberpunk?
: Would it be correct to say Cyber Punk
+ Film Noir
(random passer-by): Yes, that's pretty correct. Gibson and Sterling were strongly influenced by Film Noir
and also by the Depression-era "hardboiled private eye" detective pulp fiction that so influenced Film Noir
. Raymond Chandler specifically was a strong influence, as was, oddly enough, Jules Verne.
because none of the examples of why it fits into the genre are anything more than a Crapsack World
. District 9 really wasn't Cyberpunk.