I am looking for world type ideas here. What type of world is Blade Runner for example? Worlds names like dystopian world or cyber punk world.

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to the site, Merk. Please note that the Worldbuilding SE is dedicated to providing detailed answers to specific questions you have while developing your fictional world. As is, this question is unclear how it relates to worldbuilding and appears to be asking for a basic list of "world types" and is on track to being put on hold as unclear what you're asking. You can edit your post to better define your query. If you haven't already, feel free to take the tour and check out our site culture. $\endgroup$ – Frostfyre Mar 13 '19 at 12:44
  • $\begingroup$ I think I am looking for names of world types, example dystopian world or post apocalyptic. $\endgroup$ – Merk Nation Mar 13 '19 at 13:16
  • $\begingroup$ If memory serves me there is a community policy about not answering questions of the "what do I name something" type. $\endgroup$ – StephenG Mar 13 '19 at 13:58
  • $\begingroup$ @StephenG That rule covers questions of the type "Please help me name this thing I made". This question seems to just be asking for a list of various settings (steampunk, cyberpunk, medieval fantasy, etc.), which is probably off-topic in some other way, but not a "help me name something" question. $\endgroup$ – F1Krazy Mar 13 '19 at 14:17
  • $\begingroup$ There are a lot of types and sub types of world, yoou can create your own, but a few popular exemples would be Cyberpunk(Akira, Ghost in the shell, Blade Runner), Steampunk(Bioshock,Atack on Titan),Gaspunk,Nuclearpunk(Fallout Series),Sword and Magic(Lord of the Rings,Dungeons and Dragons),Space Odissey(Star wars,Star Trekk),etc. $\endgroup$ – Caio Nogueira Mar 13 '19 at 14:19

The world of Blade Runner is an alternative present. After all, the events of the movie, made in 1982, took place in the far future time of 2019.

This would be the present except our present has a suspicious lack of aerocars, replicant androids, and colonies on other planets. Even the architecture and cityscapes aren't the same.

A present time that isn't our present time, so it's an alternative present.

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  • $\begingroup$ can you rattle off 9 other "world types" seen in fiction? $\endgroup$ – Willk Mar 13 '19 at 12:40
  • $\begingroup$ @Willk Yes. Why do you ask? That way I rattle away in what might be a helpful manner. $\endgroup$ – a4android Mar 13 '19 at 12:43
  • $\begingroup$ Well, the OP requested world categories, and I would like to read them too, and I figured you could do it. Also, now also you have an answer up before the closer crew got this questioned closed so you are the only one who can. $\endgroup$ – Willk Mar 13 '19 at 13:39
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    $\begingroup$ When the first Blade Runner was released it wasn't 2019 yet, so it cannot be alternate present, I think the better definition would be a cyberpunk themed world. $\endgroup$ – Caio Nogueira Mar 13 '19 at 14:10
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you all. I think Cyber is what i am looking for. I also wanted to know what other world types are there? The closer crew is crazy. My question is straight to the point. $\endgroup$ – Merk Nation Mar 13 '19 at 14:24

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