For the sports subsidiary of 2K, see
This article needs additional citations for . verification (January 2012)
2K Games, Inc. is an American global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of video games, like , Borderlands , & Civilization V . NBA2K 2K Games is a subsidiary of [1 ] Take-Two Interactive. It was created on January 25, 2005 after Take-Two acquired developer Visual Concepts and its wholly owned subsidiary Kush Games from Sega for . US$24 million [2 ]
The name "2K Games" comes from Visual Concepts'
sports game lineup typically referred to as the 2K series, which were originally published exclusively for the Dreamcast console. 2K Games is headquartered in Novato, California. The label publishes a wide variety of console and PC titles developed both internally and externally.
2K Games have been nominated for the BAFTA awards for their video game
. Borderlands 2 [3 ]
Studios [ edit ]
Current [ edit ]
2K Games in
Novato, California, founded in 2005
2K Australia in Canberra, Australia, founded in 2000 as part of Irrational games
2K China in Shanghai, China, founded in 2006
2K Czech in Brno, Czech Republic, founded in 1997 as Illusion Softworks, acquired in 2007 [5 ] 2K Vegas in
Las Vegas, Nevada, founded in 2013
2K Marin in Novato, California, founded in 2007 as part of Irrational games
Firaxis Games in Hunt Valley, Maryland, founded in 1996, acquired on November 7, 2005. [6 ]
2K Play in Ontario, Canada, founded as Global Star Software in 1992, acquired in 1999, name changed September 10, 2007
2K Sports in Novato, California, founded in January 2005
Defunct [ edit ]
Frog City Software in San Francisco, California, founded in 1995, acquired by Gathering of Developers in 2004, merged into Firaxis Games in 2006 [7 ]
Indie Built in Salt Lake City, Utah, founded as Access Software in 1983, acquired from Microsoft in 2004, closed on April 28, 2006 [8 ]
Irrational Games in Quincy, Massachusetts, founded in 1997, acquired in 2006, closed on 18th February, 2014.
PopTop Software in St. Louis, Missouri, founded in 1993, merged into Firaxis Games in 2006 [7 ]
Venom Games in Newcastle upon Tyne, founded in 2003, acquired in September 2004, closed in July 2008
References [ edit ]
^ Sharma, Dinesh (2005-01-25). "Take-Two takes Sega's sports-game studios". CNET . Retrieved 2011-08-24.
^ Stuart, Keith (2013-02-13). "Bafta Video Game Awards 2013 – nominees announced". The Guardian . Retrieved 2013-06-26.
^ "About 2K". 2K Games . Retrieved December 14, 2010.
^ Annual report of Illusion Softworks, a.s. for 2007, auditor BDO Prima Audit s.r.o. (at the end of 2007 the sole owner of Illusion Softworks, a.s. was Kush Games, Inc.)
^ "Firaxis Games, Inc.: Private Company Information". BusinessWeek. Bloomberg . Retrieved 2011-08-18.
^ a b Morris, Chris (2006-06-06). "Take Two plays it safe, cancels controversial game.". CNNMoney . Retrieved 2011-08-18.
^ Hatfield, Daemon (2006-05-01). "Take-Two Closes Indie Built". IGN . Retrieved 2011-08-18.
External links [ edit ]