A post on reddit.com has fans pondering the connection between Borderlands, a comic-shaded video game that begins with a bus trip through the wasteland, and CodeHunters, a comic-shaded animated short that begins with a bus trip through the wasteland.
The argument began yesterday via a post by reddit user Stupidname (thanks Tom!), who asked, "Did Borderlands get an art style inspiration from this?" The 'this' in question was CodeHunters, an animated short from Ben Hibon with Stateless Films and Blinkink, which became the theme for MTV Asia's movie awards in 2006.
The graphical style is instantly familiar to fans of Borderlands. Developer Gearbox Software completely revamped the art for the game last year, introducing a new style in April that looked extremely similar to CodeHunters.