2K Czech, s.r.o.

Moby ID: 1438

  • Illusion Softworks, a.s. (from 1997 to 2008-01-08)

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Illusion Softworks, a.s. was located in Brno, in the Czech Republic and was founded by Petr Vochozka and the venture capital investors, Cash Reform Group.

A number of employees eventually left the company to found The Easy Company on 19th September 2007.

In January 2008, Illusion Softworks was acquired by Take-Two Interactive Software and subsequently renamed 2K Czech.

2K Czech's last developed game has been Top Spin 4, released in 2011. In January 2014, a report originally from Eurogamer Czech suggested 2K Czech's Prague office was closed, and the "development resources" remaining after some layoffs were aggregated into the office in Brno, and 2K Games headquarters in Novato, California. The studio was effectively split to Hangar 13 studios in Prague and Brno by 2017.

Credited on 13 Games from 1998 to 2020

Mafia II: Definitive Edition (2020 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Mafia III (2016 on Windows, Macintosh, PlayStation 4...)
Top Spin 4 (2011 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii)
Mafia II: Director's Cut (2010 on Windows, Macintosh, PlayStation 3)
Mafia II (2010 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3...)
Vietcong: Purple Haze (2004 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox)
Hidden & Dangerous 2 (2003 on Windows)
Vietcong (2003 on Windows)
Mafia (2002 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox)
Hidden & Dangerous Deluxe (2002 on Windows)
Flying Heroes (2000 on Windows)
Hidden & Dangerous (1999 on Windows, PlayStation, Dreamcast)
Léto s Oskarem (1998 on DOS)

History +


Company split into Hangar 13 Brno and Hangar 13 Prague.

January 8th, 2008

Illusion Softworks, a.s. is acquired by Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. and renamed 2K Czech.

November 2006

When Plastic Reality Technologies, s.r.o. closes its doors, all employees move on to work at Illusion Softworks.

September 2005

The company acquires Pterodon, s.r.o.. All employees move, but Pterodon continues to exist as a shell company.

February 11th, 2002

Illusion Softworks, in cooperation with Martin Zima, founds a new game developing company in the Czech Republic: Zima Soft.

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Trivia +

http://www.illusionsoftworks.com/ - The former official homepage

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