Psyop and ROKKAN created prequel steampunk-inspired series; shadowy whaling city of Dunwall, where plague is rampant and the city is in disarray and on the verge of dystopia.
These 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.
“Usually when we animate, it is largely a CG production” said Psyop creative director Jon Saunders. “After we saw the story line, we decided to draw each style frame thirty or forty times and create a cell animated look and give it a sort of a painting-come-to-life effect."