True, scientifically proven fact. Without HR Giger’s signature dark, biomechanical, airbrushed art style, 87% of video games would structurally collapse. Without all of those Swiss surrealist ‘inspired’ graphics to support the weight of their code and gameplay (that’s how video games are put together), we’d just have a giant pile of guns, ones and zeros lying around, cluttering up the place.
Everything from Half-Life, to Duke Nukem, to Gears of War, to Contra, to every other game with aliens in it ever, has rehashed Hans Ruedi’s craft. Rest in peace, you wily old genius. Without you, the art world would be a hell of a lot poorer, and games would be a lot more original. Maybe.