The design was to be based loosely on the Luger from WW2 to fit with the theme and era of the game. Some designs explored more of a decorative look, while others had a more rugged appearance.
Machine Gun (Drum Barrel)
For the first machine gun, the creative direction was for it to be distinctive and unique. Initial designs referenced weapons from the WWII era such as the M1918 and MG34. As the design developed, more steampunk elements were added and the barrel loading system was implemented.