'Dishonored' video turns designers into game testers

The latest developer diary for Dishonored, Arkane Studios' stealth-action steampunk title, sees the game's creators talk about the relief of finishing a massive development project.

The latest developer diary for Dishonored, Arkane Studios' stealth-action steampunk title, sees the game's creators talk about the relief of finishing a massive development project.

The video talks about the strange shift that comes near the end of a game's development cycle, when its designers and creators suddenly become testers. The video gives some insight into a step of the game creation process that's not normally discussed: When, after the game is feature complete, the developer can go through the title with a player's eyes, and make some of the most important tweaks and changes that the game can receive.

Check out the video below to see this process described, and to witness the death of at least two dozen unlucky palace guards. Dishonored will launch on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on October 9th in North America.

More from Polygon

A guided video tour of an Unreal Tournament map

  • Freedom Planet gameplay video

  • Adventure Time trailer

  • Hearthstone: Naxxramas Overview

  • Oddworld: New 'N' Tasty - Overview video

Latest Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.
Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5353_tracker