Ethical Escapades of Arkane Studio’s Dishonored – Part 5

For this game log, I wanted to dig deeper into the studio behind Dishonored as we talked a lot about game development practices, team composition and more. Arkane Studios has two teams, the first and larger team based out of France and a smaller second team based out of Austin, Texas. This second team ledContinue reading “Ethical Escapades of Arkane Studio’s Dishonored – Part 5”

Ethical Escapades of Arkane Studio’s Dishonored – Part 4

After Lady Boyle’s party reaffirmed that Dishonored and its designers do not value women as anything more than their ability to be sexualized and objectified, it makes me think that there was little to no female involvement in the development of this game. As we learned this past unit, lack of diversity on development teamsContinue reading “Ethical Escapades of Arkane Studio’s Dishonored – Part 4”

Ethical Escapades of Arkane Studio’s Dishonored – Part 3

The next two sections of Dishonored after the quite disappointing “House of Pleasure” are the “Royal Physician” and “Lady Boyle’s Last Party.” In this first section, Corvo is tasked with capturing the Lord Regent’s doctor, Anton Sokolov. From Anton the player’s will be able to get to the Lord Regent’s mistress, then use her toContinue reading “Ethical Escapades of Arkane Studio’s Dishonored – Part 3”

Ethical Escapades of Arkane Studio’s Dishonored – Part 2

The second big mission of the game takes players to the “House of Pleasure” which, as you guessed, is a mission that consists of prostitutes and strippers. As Anita Sarkeesian aptly pointed out in her YouTube series Tropes vs Women the only representations of women in Dishonored are as prostitutes, servants or witches (Source). There’sContinue reading “Ethical Escapades of Arkane Studio’s Dishonored – Part 2”

Ethical Escapades of Arkane Studio’s Dishonored – Part 1

From the very first scene, Dishonored puts players in a position where they’ve been mistreated. The game’s protagonist and the player’s vessel to explore the city of Dunwall, Corvo, is framed for the murder of the Empress and kidnap of her daughter. The player starts the game in prison for a crime they didn’t commit,Continue reading “Ethical Escapades of Arkane Studio’s Dishonored – Part 1”