Thanks to decades of hard living and abuse of over-the-counter cold medicine, we're just a couple of months away from completely forgetting BioShock and being able to experience it again for the first time. Until then though, we've had to entertain ourselves with pieces like this one from Gamasutra which explores the classy first-person shooter from its roots.

It's a fascinating look at the game's evolution, especially 2K's Alyssa Finley's revelation that the instincts of the team, in many respects, were wrong about how well players would be able to understand the game. It's a reminder that as much as brilliant games are a product of creativity, they're often equally the result of some good old-fashioned elbow grease.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.