History of Bioshock – Part 1: Rapture’s Foundation

“A city where the artist would never fear the censor. Where the scientist would not be bound by petty morality. Where the great would not be constrained by the small.”

Andrew Ryan’s dreams were, indeed, big. Growing up during the Russian Revolution and witnessing Bolsheviks rise to power, he relied on the belief that “everyone gets what they deserve” after what he had experienced. It was this notion that made him fled Russia to go to America where intelligence and determination were justly rewarded. There, the idea of “anyone who battens on others undeservingly is nothing more than a parasite” found a niche in his mind. Because of that, he did everything in his power to make fortune and fame. The devastating effects of the World War II prompted him to use his power and ideals to achieve the impossible, to create an utopia: A city at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean only for the ones who deserved… Rapture. Continue reading…