1. Defining Dieselpunk

Dieselpunk is a style and budding sub-culture that combines modern ideas and counter-cultural elements with the zeitgeist of the period covering the Jazz Age and ending in the 1950s.

Two game designers, without knowledge of each other, independently created Dieselpunk in the same year. In 2002, game designer Lewis Pollak coined the term ‘dieselpunk’ as a part of marketing his role-playing game Children of the Sun. (Source: Discovering Dieselpunk by Nick Ottens and Mr. Piecraft) That same year, Anders Blixt created the role-playing game Lemuria for which he also coined the term ‘Dieselpunk.’ (Source:, Anders Blixt: Dieselpunk Pioneer)

Since those games, Dieselpunk has grown to describe a distinct style of visual art, music, motion pictures, fiction, and engineering.

(Updated 01/13/2021)

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