At Arkane, our goals are determined by our dreams.
Founded in 1999, Arkane has offices in Lyon, France and Austin, Texas.
The company's first passion is making first-person games that are immersive and deep.
Arkane released its first game, Arx Fatalis, in 2002. With its innovative magic system and rich, cohesive environments, Arx earned the studio major awards, including a nomination as Rookie Studio of the Year at the GDC awards 2003.
After Arx Fatalis, Arkane created Dark messiah of Might and Magic, garnering the IGN Reader's Choice for the Best PC Action Game of 2006 for its innovation in first-person melee combat. Arkane has also contributed to many AAA games including Bioshock 2 and Call of Duty World at War multiplayer. In August 2010, Arkane Studios became a part of the ZeniMax family, together with Bethesda and id Software.
Today Arkane continues to innovate and expand, embracing new design concepts and game technologies while staying true to its passion for creating deep, immersive environments.