Ever wonder what Rapture was like before it was completely taken over by crazed mutants? A new video from Machinima, “New Year’s End” gives a pretty vivid picture of just that. A group of guys decide to take matters into their own hands, and armed with quarter pipes they grab a few bags of dynamite and make their way through the city.

They’re apparently splicers, but it seems the EVE hasn’t yet taken its toll on them too badly. According to the intro, the short film takes place on Dec. 31, 1958, while Rapture is on the brink of civil war, and “Those who oppose the infrastructure have been sealed away in one last effort to crush the uprising.”

But not everything goes according to plan, as some of the larger inhabitants of the underwater dystopia don’t seem to agree with what they have in mind.

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