BioShock’s Director Seeks Forgiveness
September 18 was the Jewish festival of Yom Kippur, which is marked by fasting, prayer, and synagogue services. It is considered the holiest day of the year in Judaism, and a time for atoning for past sins and sealing the fate of the year ahead.
And so many people of the Jewish community apologized for the sins of their past and sought forgiveness for the people they have wronged. In particular, Ken Levine, who was the director of Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite, took to Twitter to apologize for the climactic boss battle at the end of the first game, which pit players against one of the game’s central characters.
Today is the Jewish day of atonement, it seems. So I’m here to apologize for the naked Atlas boss battle at the end of BioShock. pic.twitter.com/UeaEWV717Q
— Ken Levine (@levine) September 19, 2018
Although the comment sounds tongue-in-cheek, it’s not too surprising considering in previous interviews Levine admitted that the team pretty much ran out of ideas by the end of the game.
“You have this great game, and then you end up fighting this giant nude dude. We didn’t have a better idea,” Levine said when discussing the showdown.