Jakub Rozalski’s work on an alternative timeline of the Polish-Soviet war from the previous century is so exceptional, that had inspired the board game Scythe and a video game World of 1920.
Jakub is a Polish Concept Artist and Illustrator with a couple of projects like this one.
The world he created in his paintings shows us futuristic steam-powered mechs and other heavy machinery battling in the Polish fields, while the ordinary people try to cope with reality and their everyday lives in a war-torn country.
The artist exaggerates this situations in a lot of the drawings. Dueling mechs and some cows grazing nearby – why not?
Although, closer to the Dieselpunk genre than Steampunk, these images are a wonderful sight for us fans.
There were news more than a year ago, about an upcoming PC and console game in the same universe that Jakub has anounced on his Facebook page, but not much has happened since then.
This is an excerpt of his post:
World of 1920+ is an alternate version of the world and Europe, of the turn of the XIX and XX century. Period when tradition clashed with modernity, and the world was still full of mysteries and secrets. in the era of the industrial revolution, mankind fascinated by engines, iron and steel, began to experiment and try to build a huge walking machine…
…Visually, the most important points of the world 1920+ are: rural landscapes and atmosphere, cavalry, and mechs. The art should really be turned into one of the best steampunk movies.