THE INDUSTRIAL MEGA CITY OF THE FUTURE
At the turn of the century, the world is irrevocably changed when a woman named Rose,
digging on her vast property in outback Australia, strikes oil. The new fuel source, named
Rose diesel, re-shapes the course of the world’s technology.
The globes brightest minds and hungriest entrepreneurs descend on the burgeoning city
of Acropolis, eager to build machines unlike any other, and to cement their fortunes.
Founded by migrants across all backgrounds, Acropolis is a melting-pot
city guided by its own uniting principals.
The people of the Ground are hard workers. It is the sky they are told to dream about. Above the smoke haze, on the very highest platforms, it is said that trees and flowers can be grown in the sunlight. Upon retirement, or if you exemplify yourself earlier, a ticket to the Above awaits. Posters advertise the ideal Acropolis to the citizens on the Ground.
Artwork by Alejandro Burdisio. Colouring by Natasho Novy
The Acropolisworld is set in a retro-future or alternate future where the architecture and design of the 1920's to 1940's still exists. This genre is called Dieselpunk. Combined with this is Decopunk because Art Deco, which is a form of modernist art, existed in the same era.
Acropolisworld is a large scale project in the making starting with an animated series which tells the stories of the characters who live in Acropolisworld. Along with the animated series we will be releasing the comic book series which will have AR integration and additional content. Members of Acropolisworld will witness every step and receive exclusive insights into the concept art, stories and characters of Acropolisworld.
You've heard of Steampunk which is derived from Victorian times when technology is more primitive than that of Dieselpunk. Dieselpunk stems from the era of the two world wars which is why there is a heavy military influence in the costuming as well as the machinery.