A Look at the Major Influences Behind Your Favorite Video Games

There are a number of influences for the Fallout franchise. With all the art of the protagonist walking with a dog, the most obvious one is Mad Max. Another one is Wasteland, a post-apocalyptic RPG directed by the original Fallout’s director Brian Fargo, released all the way back in 1988.

A piece of recommended reading for any Fallout fan is Ray Bradbury’s short story There Will Come Soft Rain. It tells the tale of a computer-controlled house as it goes about its daily routine of cooking and cleaning for a well-off family in the year 2026. Later it turn outs the the family are now charred corpses because of a nuclear explosion and the house sits alone in pile of rubble that once used to be an American city.