The Crossroads of the Aether
Bioshock takes place in 1953.
Steampunk's reign is throughout the Victorian Era which is 1837 - 1901
Nice try though!
Steampunk is not classified by an era, specifically, it is more of an idea. Technology out of its time. Lazer guns in the Orient during colonialism, Time travelling Victorians, moving cities in a post-apocalyptic future, WMDs in the North American Civil war. All of these ideas are quite steampunk, and none are a perfect example, because there is no perfect example.
It would appear that what you're doing is discussing the most commonly chosen aesthetic of steampunk, at which point yes, the aesthetics in Bioshock are more Dieselpunk, and the base premise is very biopunk, but the clincher is the setting. An underwater city. That is a steampunk idea that could have come from Jules Verne himself. But the big daddies and steam powered turrets help, too.
Good day sir!
If that movie exists, please tell me the name. I swear, sometimes actors play characters just for the giggles, and I like it.
If you refer to the immediately aforementioned film, it is STARDUST with Claire Danes among others. Fun movie.
:-D I know! That part was hilarious.
I second this thought!
I LOVE that movie! The costumes were fabulous. Whoever imagined the plots and settings is a genius.