THE BEST Steampunk

Watchers: Dark Void

Watchers: Dark Void

This Watchers trailer finally shows off Dark Void’s baddies; not only did we have a hard time stomaching how alien they are, but so did they: watch for the inside-out moment at 0:35.

Launch Trailer: Nostalgia

Launch Trailer: Nostalgia

Available 10/27/09: epic launch trailer aside, we have high hopes for Nostalgia, a steampunk RPG for the DS; it’s developed by the same team that brought us FF III and IV for the DS.

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Art: WW2 Dieselpunk

Art: WW2 Dieselpunk

Sam Van Olffen’s WW2 Dieselpunk reimagines Allied and Axis leaders with steampunk bodies and armies; Stalinator may be steely, but Churchill Omnicron looks ready to kick Nazi ass.

Web Series: Riese

Web Series: Riese

Filmed with the RED ONE, Riese is a dystopic steampunk web series about a girl and her wolf; it’s also a sci-fi who’s who with a cast from Stargate, BSG, Smallville and Sanctuary.

Video: Comptometer

Video: Comptometer

The Comptometer is a functioning steampunk controller for mixing and editing video, but the best part is the sales rep’s presentation above: he doesn’t break character at any point.

Dr. Grordbort’s Victory

Dr. Grordbort’s Victory

Now available for Victorian men and women: Dr. Grordbort’s Victory is a steampunk-themed book that delves into the backstories and mythos behind Weta’s collectible ray-gun line.

Book: Leviathan

Book: Leviathan

Written by Scott Westerfeld with drawings by Keith Thompson, Leviathan is steampunk with a twist: set in WWI, the Germans use steam-driven machines while the British use organic tech.

Funny: Gold4JetPack

Funny: Gold4JetPack

There was no way we couldn’t post Gold4JetPack.com: sure, it’s a goofy pre-order ad for Dark Void that spoofs Cash4Gold.com, but most importantly, it mentions the word Awesomer.

Righteous Bison Raygun

Righteous Bison Raygun

Dr. Grordbort is back with The Righteous Bison; WETA’s latest raygun prop is their slickest yet, with a sharp, rakish profile, steampunk accents and a gothic-style engraved handle.

Video: A Gentlemen’s Duel

Video: A Gentlemen’s Duel

The classic duel has gone the way of the dodo, but A Gentlemen’s Duel updates the age-old tradition with 50′ tall steam-powered mechas; it’s an animated short film by Blur Studio.

Art: Machine Lights

Art: Machine Lights

With burnished steel, brushed brass, textile cables and tube bulbs aplenty, Frank Buchwald’s Machine Lights are a steampunkers’ dream come true; each is unique and made to order.

Epic Mickey

Epic Mickey

It’s been rumored that Disney is working on a steampunk game, but above is our first peek at the tentatively named Epic Mickey; it’s from websites of concept artists tied to the project.

Short Film: Water Brain

Short Film: Water Brain

Created by Guangzhou student Johann Pu, Water Brain is a gorgeous 15 minute short film remarkable not only for its surprisingly moving story, but for its Chinese take on steampunk.

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Botanical Vasculum

Botanical Vasculum

Even if you’re not a green thumb, Tim Witteveen’s Botanical Vasulum is a sight to behold; it’s a steampunk-style terrarium with solar-powered LED bulb and magnifying glass. Thanks, Luis!

Steampunk Explorer Helmet

Steampunk Explorer Helmet

Though still a work in progress, Tom Banwell’s leather Underground Explorer Helmet is perfect for steampunk spelunkers; it includes a respirator, headlamp and oxygen canister.

Steampunk a la Grande

Steampunk a la Grande

Ultra-lux Titanic watch creator Romain Jerom is back with Steampunk a la Grande; it features a bezel studded with 80 hand-applied rivets and four bolts that resemble watertight hatches.

Steampunk Video: Damnation

Steampunk Video: Damnation

Art director Adam Miller gives us the lowdown on the steampunk style of Damnation; it’s definitely more hard-edged, more mechanical and less ornate than your typical Victorian fare.

Trailer: End of Eternity

Trailer: End of Eternity

The Japanese debut trailer for End of Eternity is out, not that language matters — there’s no speech, just lots of gorgeous visuals that really show off the game’s steampunk overtones.

5 Lens Steampunk Goggles

5 Lens Steampunk Goggles

Get your mad scientist groove on with these custom steampunk goggles; they feature a five lens system that includes a large flip down magnifier and two smaller flip downs on either side.

WotW: Goliath

WotW: Goliath

Set in an alternate reality 1914, War of the Worlds: Goliath is a steampunk fan’s dream, with humans piloting steam-powered tripods and 1500 foot zeppelins made with Martian tech.

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Outland Armour

Outland Armour

Outland Armour does some of the best steampunk cosplaying/costuming around, traveling as an entourage to various conventions; our fave is the bionic chick with the gatling arm.

Retrowerk Steampunk Watch

Retrowerk Steampunk Watch

Retrowerk’s Steampunk Watches come straight out of a Jules Verne novel, with worn steel and brass cases and a telescopic lever system; some include compasses and glow in the dark.

Ray Gun Junk Sculptures

Ray Gun Junk Sculptures

Lifelong inventor Dan (aka Tinkerbots) of San Diego has a sweet collection of ray guns that are pure heaven for steampunk and retro sci-fi fans; he assembles them from found objects.

R2Steam2

R2Steam2

If Vader was Luke’s father, R2Steam2 is R2D2’s old man; this steampunk’d version of a Hasbro toy is fitted with two steam engines, a Cheddar boiler, brass accents and pressure gauges.

Victorious Mongoose

Victorious Mongoose

Atomisers have come a long way since the days of the Blunderbuss and Death Ray; the Victorious Mongoose 1902a is for stylish steampunkers who prefer a pocket-sized ray pistol.

Steampunk Lego Robots

Steampunk Lego Robots

V&A Steamworks’ Steampunk Lego Robots are detailed yet actually work, with motorized claws and gun mounts; also checkout their Batmobile-esque Steam Carriage.

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