What Fallout Might Look Like Set In The Middle East

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An essential part of Fallout’s visual identity is that it’s heavily based on Americana, but concept artist Fernanders Sam wanted to explore what other parts of Bethesda’s nuke-blasted world would look like.

So he’s done a number of images imagining what Islamic architecture might look like amongst the radioactive wastes. There are similar themes as you’d find in actual Fallout games—the re-purposing of familiar modern landmarks and objects into something more suitable for a fallen age—but of course everything looks a little different without bobbleheads and baseball bats everywhere.

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You can see more of Sam’s work at his ArtStation page.


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Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios. If you’re in the business and have some concept, environment, promotional or character art you’d like to share, get in touch!


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Luke Plunkett

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.