How Martial Arts Made the Deathloop Invasion Irresistible

Dinga Bakaba is the Game Director of Arkane’s brilliant breakthrough FPS Deathloop. He’s a veteran of the Dishonored series, going back 11 years. But most importantly for us, he is a martial arts teacher. Specifically, Bakaba teaches capoeira.

“People sometimes think, is this a dance, or a fight,” he said. “But we said, ‘The game of capoeira,’ and the show was on.” Capoeira’s boundaries are intentionally blurred — it was first invented by African slaves in Brazil as a cover for dance and music A way to practice fighting moves. You probably know this from the unique moves of Tekken’s Eddy Gordo, a human rotor whose unpredictable leg spins end with one foot to his face.