Arkane Studios is a video game developer based in Lyon, France and owned by ZeniMax Media. Arkane Studios was founded in 1999, and its first game, Arx Fatalis, was released three years later. Arkane Studios opened an office in Austin, Texas on July 2006. Another title, Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, was released by Arkane in October 2006.
Arkane was named "Studio of the Year" by Ben of TheGamerDrive. Their first major solo effort, Dishonored, was nominated for Game of the Year.