The evolution of Borderlands seen through concept art and script excerpts

By now you’ve read all about our visit to Gearbox Software’s Texas offices. The upcoming DLC offerings and subsequent hands-on time with said DLC. The elaborate process that led to the creation of the story add-ons for Borderlands 2, and the equally elaborate process that led to the creation of character add-ons for Borderlands 2. It’s been a fun week, and we’ve still got a little bit more to share. Cast your eyes upward to see what bits of Borderlands and Borderlands 2 looked like behind the scenes, in the eyes of the artists. It’s rare to get a peek into the process. Look closely, and you’ll definitely catch a few things that you might not have expected or known about.

Want more? We’ve also got a sampling of script excerpts for you to take a peek at, complete with notes from Borderlands 2 lead writer Anthony Burch. You can grab those PDFs here, here, and here (just right-click and choose “Save As”).