Who is Ben Mauro?

one of Ben Mauro’s settings for BioShock 2one of Ben Mauro’s unique settings for 2 K Games’ BioShock 2

Like many of you, Ben is a BioShock fan. But his obsession with the game goes far beyond sitting behind his PC or Xbox 360. As part of an architecture course, Ben designed six pieces of “organic” art for BioShock 2.  

Not only did he create the art depicting scenes of the underwater city environment but now there is buzz that 2K Games will pick up his artwork and incorporate it into the next version of the game.

Ripten is reporting that the community manger for 2K Games contacted them to say they “really loved” the artwork first posted by the site March 3rd .

Released last September, the “genetically enhanced” first-person shooter lets you do things never before possible in the genre: turn everything into a weapon, biologically mod your body with plasmids, hack devices and systems, upgrade your weapons and craft new ammo variants, and experiment with different battle techniques in incredibly unique settings.

Check out Ben’s artwork here.

Author: movie boss

Scott Rosenberg is an award winning entertainment journalist covering stories bridging the United States and Asia. He is also managing director of AMW International Co. Ltd., a Bangkok based pr and marketing boutique. Wearing his journalist cap, he serves as Asian Pacific Bureau Chief of US based Film Journal International and former editor of Monsters and Critics. Formerly Scott was Thailand correspondent for The Hollywood Reporter and Southeast Asian correspondent for Variety. Scott has served as consultant to many international film festivals, most recently serving as director for the inaugural Phuket Film Festival in Phuket, Thailand in October 2007. Scott was presented the “Friends of Thailand” Award by the Thai Government in 2002 for his contributions to the Kingdom through his journalistic endeavors while having received from His Majesty Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia, that same year the royal titles Commandeur de l'ordre Royal du Sahametrei and Commandeur de l'ordre Royal du Cambodge. As a hobby, Scott raises rare breed, pedigree Thai Ridgeback Dogs and "hangs-out" with Thai Elephants in northern Thailand as they paint. Their paintings can be found at www.elephant-paintings.com

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