Psyop and ROKKAN created the engrossing, animated prequel series – The Tales from Dunwall – for Bethesda Softworks and Arkane Studios’ highly anticipated multi-platform title Dishonored. The online series gives gamers a first-hand glimpse into the steampunk-inspired, shadowy whaling city of Dunwall, where plague is rampant and the city is in disarray and on the verge of dystopia.
ROKKAN and Psyop, together with Bethesda Softworks, worked to design a truly unique look for the series. Inspiration was taken from the game’s artistic direction established by Arkane Studios, but with a twist.
The three webisodes were predominantly produced by hand. Each frame was essentially a fully rendered style frame, which was then enhanced with 3D elements to add to the painterly atmosphere, dimension and depth of each shot.