Scrapped Batman Game Is Full Of Steampunky Goodness

Written by: Ryan Brunty || 2012-02-27

Mike Mignola has always been my favorite comic book creator and his Batman stories have always held a special place in my heart. Besides Frank Miller, he is one of the only authors that understands the true grit of Bruce Wayne’s alter ego. Suffice it to say that when I found there was a video of a scrapped video game based on Mignola’s 89 Elseworld book “Gotham by Gaslight”¬† I got a wee bit excited. Hit the jump to see the video and read more from¬† Super Hero Hype.


In 1989, Brian Augustyn and “Hellboy” creator Mike Mignola offered an “imaginary story” of Batman, set in a European Gotham City one hundred years in the past, pitting the caped crusader against Jack the Ripper. Titled “Gotham by Gaslight,” the popular one-shot ushered in DC Comics’ “Elseworlds” brand, a label designed to showcase the company’s iconic heroes in tales set in alternate realities.

Today, Siliconera has a fascinating look at a videogame pitch inspired by “Gaslight” that, sadly, never made it into development. In the player below, you can check out Day 1 Studios’ (“F.3.A.R.”) demonstration of what their Victorian era Gotham would have looked like.

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