I’ve been playing Thief 1/2 lately, as well as recently watching the movie Metropolis(1926) and noticed that among other things, both stories have the fact in common that both seem to be self contained. By that, I mean that there seems to be no world outside the city and it’s immediate environs. There is no mention of anything existing outside of Metropolis and in the first thief game, there is a sense that the city seems to be all there is in the world(even though Clagscleft is outside the city, it’s like it’s on the edge of the known world). The 2nd game mentions trade and smuggling but no other cities.
Are there any other games/movies/books that work off this concept, that feel isolated, like they are all that exists in the world? Where the place exists in a vaccuum. Feel free to carry this down to a smaller scale, but the requsite is that is feels isolated, not just a derth of outside locations.
Dark City works very well with this concept, and it’s actually part of the plot.
**Duck Soup ** perhaps, because there is no indication that there are any other countries on the planet other then Freedonia/Sylvania.