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.
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