Borderlands (video game)

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Name: Borderlands
Creator: Gearbox Software, 2K Australia, Telltale Games
Date(s): 2009-present
Medium: video games
Country of Origin: United States
External Links: Wikipedia, official site
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Borderlands is series of action role-playing first-person shooter video game in a space western/science fantasy setting that was developed by Gearbox Software for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.


The series consists of three released games, each with multiple downloadable content packs, and one announced game:

  • Borderlands (2009)
  • Borderlands 2 (2012)
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! (2014), a prequel to Borderlands 2

Several spin-off video games have also been or will be released:

  • Borderlands Legends (2012), a top-down iOS spin-off of Borderlands
  • Tales from the Borderlands (2014–15), an episodic adventure game by Telltale Games
  • Borderlands Online, a upcoming China-exclusive online title

A mini comic book series was released as Borderlands: Origins in November 2012 published by IDW. Pocket Books published three Borderlands novels by John Shirley, covering Roland and Mordecai's origins and their adventures after the events of Borderlands:

  • Borderlands: The Fallen (22 November 2011)
  • Borderlands: Unconquered (25 September 2012)
  • Borderlands: Gunsight (1 October 2013)

Main Characters


Borderlands 2:

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!:

Tales from the Borderlands:


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The fandom was originally situated predominantly on with over 900 works compared to Archive of Our Own which had just over 200 as of May 2015[1]. However, the amount of fanfiction on Archive of Our Own greatly increased late 2015 with the release of the final episodes of the spin off Tales from the Borderlands. Currently, the fandom is spread rather evenly between and Archive of Our Own, with the former having just over 1,100 works and the latter having over 1,300[2]. Fans mainly post their fanart to DeviantART and Tumblr.



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Archives & Fannish Links




  1. Counts are as of May 14, 2015
  2. Counts are as of March 4, 2016