Why need a publisher anyway? Indie games go directly to Steam and be happy forever, like Super Meat Ball. No need for the middle man. Watch this: indiegamethemovie.com. Anyway, completely out of topic. Sorry.
As I said, its great to have futuristic stuff and I won’t mind having them out of context, like a maglev in an 1920 city. I just think the old scenario (as in the screenshots of the game) is more pleasing to the eye.