About

About the Story

The Bastion Story is a transcription of the narration of the game Bastion by Supergiant Games. It has been painstakingly copied word for word from the game itself, and double-checked with the subtitles files, although there still may be a few typos hiding around. To differentiate itself from a simple copy-pasta, The Bastion Story is an attempt to turn the narration into an actual oral story, like how Rucks told their story to Zia. As such, most of the “story” will be directly from the game, and only a few extra sentences will be included, to add coherence.  These extra sentences are a slightly different shade of color, so it is easier to separate from the narration.

About the Storyteller

The Bastion Story is small project by Imag, a nerd. After completing Bastion, he wanted to share the amazing story with his friends. His plan was to transcribe the entire narration of the game, then tell the story of the Kid and the Bastion while sitting around a campfire at night with friends. Sadly, since the narration is around 3,000 lines long and Imag doesn’t go out if he can avoid it (the sun, you see, it burns him), he can’t. Therefore, he offers his version of the story to the only place that might accept his wasted hours of typing: the internet.  He’s not a very experienced author, though.  He’s never written fanfic or any sort of story, only a few hours spent on role-playing forums.  But he does his best, trying to keep Rucks’ personality alive in his additions, and is open to any constructive criticism.

So enjoy, if you wish.

Advertisements


  1. Thank you very much for your efforts! Bastion’s narrative accomplished so much and I’m glad you transcripted the game so I can read through it again, because–well, during the game I was sometimes too busy smashing things 😉

  2. Thanks for the effort! Sometimes, battle is intense that I have to ignore Rucks blabbering in the background.

  3. Hey there! I would like to say that this transcription is fantastic, and I’d like to tell you a little story!

    Last summer I had already played through the entirety of The Bastion and I was totally immersed in the story so I payed real close attention to it. Well, I had ventured off into the wilds of California with some friends for 8days or so. Around the 4th or 5th day and several miles into that days hike I am reminded of Rucks and the way he told the story. So I get to thinking how I am going to tell this story without introduction and without explanation go the guys I was backpacking with. This is what happened. We end up stopping for a moment to catch our breath and let a few of the others in our party to catch up. Standing there, breathing, wordless, I say something in the best Rucks voice i could impersonate “Well, that was then, back before the Calamity….” and leave it as that, say nothing else and soon we continue hiking on. Throughout the next few hours as were hiking along I’m thinking of how to further the story in just one sentence and only at the times were stopped and seemingly nothing else is going on. This goes on and on through the day and I was able to get from the Boy coming to, to him retrieving the shield by the time were getting in bed. And here is the kicker, me and a friend were sharing a 2 person tent and I get in and settled down first, but the whole time his preparing to bed down im thinking about how to execute this next line. So hes got his light on and is changing and finally slides into his bag, moves around a bit, and as soon as his light turns off, I turn mine on and say “As it turns out, the shield was booby trapped.” I cant even finish the sentence before bursting into laughter. My friend too is laughing hysterically for at least 10 minutes before we finally calm down and fall asleep.

    So just the other day, bored and at my parents house I found this beauteous creation of yours and I sent it to him to get the real story, the full story, and I really love your additions the help the story flow along. Thank you for your hard work good sir!

  4. Hey, thank you very much for your work ! Got the game via HumbleBundle some Weeks ago. It’s wonderful. Since I’m not that good in understand english while in combat (I’m from Germany), I didn’t got every sentence and wanted to read this story. Again thank you very much ! Copied and printed all, so i can read it while im driving ~4 hours with the train to my parents 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


About

About the Story

The Bastion Story is a transcription of the narration of the game Bastion by Supergiant Games. It has been painstakingly copied word for word from the game itself, and double-checked with the subtitles files, although there still may be a few typos hiding around. To differentiate itself from a simple copy-pasta, The Bastion Story is an attempt to turn the narration into an actual oral story, like how Rucks told their story to Zia. As such, most of the “story” will be directly from the game, and only a few extra sentences will be included, to add coherence.  These extra sentences are a slightly different shade of color, so it is easier to separate from the narration.

About the Storyteller

The Bastion Story is small project by Imag, a nerd. After completing Bastion, he wanted to share the amazing story with his friends. His plan was to transcribe the entire narration of the game, then tell the story of the Kid and the Bastion while sitting around a campfire at night with friends. Sadly, since the narration is around 3,000 lines long and Imag doesn’t go out if he can avoid it (the sun, you see, it burns him), he can’t. Therefore, he offers his version of the story to the only place that might accept his wasted hours of typing: the internet.  He’s not a very experienced author, though.  He’s never written fanfic or any sort of story, only a few hours spent on role-playing forums.  But he does his best, trying to keep Rucks’ personality alive in his additions, and is open to any constructive criticism.

So enjoy, if you wish.


%d bloggers like this: