This reminds me of the concept/creation "FOMA" from 7th Saga. It was a machine which could tap into the same evil force as the enemy who it was designed to destroy. It was created by the most advanced civilization in the world, Melenam, in order to save the world after its hero, Saro, had fallen. It was a last ditch effort, but it went horribly awry. The machine took over the civilization's power source, its power field, and began draining it. It was out of the scientist's control, and so, the heroes of the game take it on. They defeat it, as powerful as it is, but it is too late. They stop it from destroying the planet, but the continent's fate is sealed. But, with the machine destroyed, enough power returns to the evacuating airships, and they flee with the civilians of the major cities on board. The heroes escape too, with the scientists on an airship brought in from another continent, not connected to their own power grid, just in time to watch the entire continent sink to the bottom of the ocean.
Saw this... about a 5 second staring pause. All I could say was 'holy fuck!' You guys knock the backgrounds out of the park everytime. I draw a lot of inspiration to put more thought into my backgrounds from the stuff you guys do. Top notch, but I dont gotta tell ya, you know it. Keep up the great work!