2K Czech

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Background

Illusion Softworks was founded by Petr Vochozka and Jan Kudera in the Czech Republic in 1997, and produced some successful games, including Mafia. In January 2008, the studio was purchased by Take-Two Interactive and was integrated into the 2K brand as 2K Czech. In January 2014, the studio's Prague office was closed, leaving the only division in Brno. In 2017, 2K Czech was merged into another 2K studio, Hangar 13.


Illusion Softworks


2K Czech

Contents

(August 24, 2010)  
(August 24, 2010)


Illusion Softworks

1st Logo (1998)

Logo: We see a stylized silver hat. Next to it is "ILLUSION" crossed by a thin line and "softworks" below aligned to the right.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Only seen on two games, both released in the Czech Republic only: Léto s Oskarem and Lurid Land.

2nd Logo (July 26, 1999-November 23, 2001)

Logo: We see two greenish spaces on a black screen. One shows a scrabble starting with a gold dot and two eyes looking from the inside. The second one has the words "ILLUSION" in black and "SOFTWORKS" in gold.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Hidden & Dangerous and its addons.

3rd Logo (April 30, 2000-November 4, 2005)

Logo: We see an orange crescent figure with another crescent protruding from it. "illusion" and "softworks" is seen below the figure.

Variants:

  • On Mafia, the logo is preceded by a long cutscene, where a gangster burns the logo on the arm of another gangster.
  • On Vietcong, the logo zooms below and remains there, while a sequence of other logos passes by.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Hidden & Dangerous 2 and its addons, Mafia, Vietcong and Flying Heroes.

2K Czech

(August 24, 2010)

Logo: We move along the close-up of a pistol barrel, turned into slow motion and observe the 2K Czech logo carved on the barrel. When light passes it, the carve gleams blue. The pistol makes a shot and we chase the bullet, again turned into slow motion as the bullet moves with a trail behind and crushes a bottle with the 2K logo on it, which also floats slowly. After this, the Mafia II intro plays.

Technique: Perfectly made animation.

Music/Sounds: An ingame-type tense soundtrack with a slowed down sound of shooting.

Availability: Seen on Mafia II.

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