2K Czech

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Background

Illusion Softworks was founded by Petr Vochozka in Czech Republic in 1997, and produced some successful games, including Mafia, until 2008, when they were purchased by Take-Two and renamed 2K Czech. In 2014 the main office in Prague was closed, leaving the only division in Brno.

1st Logo (1998)

Logo: We see a stylized silver hat and the name, crossed by a thin line.

FX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Only seen on two games released in Czech: Léto s Oskarem and Lurid Land.

Editor's Note: Low.

2nd Logo (1998-1999)

Logo: There are two greenish spaces on the black screen. First of them shows the scrabbling starting with yellow dot and two eyes looking from inside. The second one has black "ILLUSION" and "SOFTWORKS" in yellow.

FX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability : Very rare, as it's only seen on Hidden & Dangerous.

Editor's Note: Low.

3rd Logo (2000-2008)

Logo: There is a weird orange figure with "illusion" under it and "softworks" even below, both in blue font.
FX: None.
Music/Sounds: None.
Variants:

  • On Mafia, the logo was preceded by a long cutscene, where the gangster burned the logo on the arm of another gangster.
  • On Vietcong, the logo zoomed below and remained there, while the sequence of other logos passed by.Availability: Common, seen on Hidden & Dangerous 2 (and its addons), Mafia, Vietcong and Flying Heroes.
    Editor's Note : None.

4th Logo (2010)

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Logo: We move along the close-up of pistol barrel, turn into slow motion and observe the 2K Czech logo carved on the barrel. When the light passes it, the carve gleams blue. The pistol makes a shot and we chase the bullet, again turning into slo-mo as the bullet moves with a trail behind and crushes the bottle with 2K logo, which also floats slowly. After this the Mafia logo plays.
FX/SFX: Perfectly made animation.
Music/Sounds: An ingame-type tense soundtrack with slowed down sound of shooting.
Availability: Appeared on Mafia II.
Editor's Note : Low to Medium. Because of the slow motion, the logo is not harmful.