[2nd of March 2009] Vietcong in the ESL
Several Vietcong players are currently trying to bring back Vietcong to the ESL, a world-renowned online gaming league. To show your support and participate, click here.
[1st of April 2008] PTERODON Custom Map Contest Winner
After much deliberation and voting from the Vietcong community, the winner of the PTERODON Custom Map Contest has finally been found. Congratulations to Kermit for his excellent multiplayer map, NioGianh, which is also the winning entry of the competition.
We wish to thank all participants for their hard work, and the entire community for sending in their comments for each of the competition entries.
[1st of April 2008] Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Acquires Illusion Softworks
New York, NY - January 8, 2008 - Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) today announced the acquisition of Illusion Softworks, a premier Central European-based game development studio with operations in Brno and Prague, the Czech Republic. Illusion Softworks has approximately 200 employees and will join Take-Two's 2K Games publishing label as its newest studio, 2K Czech.
"We have an excellent working relationship with 2K Games and the utmost respect for them," said Petr Vochozka, CEO of 2K Czech. "We are pleased to become a 2K studio and are confident that this new partnership will strengthen our current and future projects."
[29th of October 2007] New Illusion Softworks Web Site Online
The official web site of Illusion Softworks has been undergoing some changes since the summer of this year, and is now available online. The web site features some information regarding the company and its projects, as well as a list of job openings that are currently available.
We wish to thank everyone involved in the creation of these movies.
[7th of September 2007] Mafia II Trailer
The English debut trailer for Mafia II is now available at Gametrailers.com in both high definition and standard definition formats. Click here to select your preferred format and watch the trailer. The trailer is also available in five other languages at the official Mafia II web site.
[27th of August 2007] Mafia II Announced!
Developed by Illusion Softworks and published by 2K Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive, Mafia II is the sequel to the original Mafia title that sold more than two million copies worldwide and helped popularise the gangster genre. Mafia II features a deep mobster-driven narrative packed with both behind-the-wheel and on-foot action, and looks to be the industry's most compelling Mafia title to date. The game is scheduled for release for next-generation consoles and Games for Windows.
[26th of August 2007] D3 and Illusion Softworks Announce Licensing Deal
D3 and Illusion Softworks have announced a partnership deal, whereby D3 has obtained the exclusive, worldwide rights to publish and distribute a new next-generation intellectual property currently under development at Illusion Softworks. The yet-to-be-announced title is scheduled for release in fall of 2008 for PC, the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the Sony PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system.
Petr Vochozka: "We are thrilled to partner with D3 not only because they publish excellent games, but also because they publish a more streamlined portfolio of products, with any new and original intellectual property they commit to becoming the central focus of the company", said Petr Vochozka, CEO, Illusion Softworks. "The development, marketing and retail resources that D3 wields will be essential assets as this explosive new intellectual property is established in the competitive arena".
Reflecting the modern approach in terms of development and vision for Illusion Softworks, the new logo illustrates how the company has evolved since its early developments. Jan Tippman designed the logo with assistance from Tomas Brousil, who created the new font for Illusion Softworks. The new company logo is available here.
[22nd of July 2007] PTERODON Custom Map Contest
We are happy to announce that we are now running an official custom map contest for all grasping Vietcong multiplayer map creators. Winning contest entries and authors will be announced at this web site together with a featured download of their multiplayer map shortly after the end of the contest.
All participants are required to register at the Custom Map Contest web site, and notify the corresponding jury of their contest entries. It will be possible to sign up for the contest up until the 30th of July, after which the actual multiplayer maps must be submitted for verdict from the judges by the 30th of November.
[3rd of April 2007] Vietcong in New Video Game Study
A new book entitled "Violent Video Game Effects on Children and Adolescents" was recently published, in which Iowa State University psychologists researched several factors connected to playing violent video games. Vietcong was among the list of video games that were a part of the research for this study, which portrayed such subjects as behavioural effects on people.
For more information regarding the study and the book, please click here.
[26th of March 2007] Vietcong Four-Year Anniversary
On the 26th of March 2003, our nice game Vietcong was released across North America after three years of intense development at PTERODON. Today marks the fourth anniversary of the release of the game, and on that behalf, the entire PTERODON team wishes to thank all fans worldwide for the immense support you have given us throughout these years. Vietcong was released in Europe on the 11th of April 2003.
[20th of March 2007] Interview with Christian Konieczka
Today, Vietcong-Friends, an acclaimed Vietcong fan site, published an interview with Christian Konieczka, our webmaster and lead beta tester, regarding the Vietcong franchise. The interview was conducted by several Vietcong community members, including Silent Bob and Chavez_US.
The interview is available in the English language at Auscong. A translated German edition of the text is available at Vietcong-Friends and a translated Czech edition is available at Vietcong 2 Czech.
[8th of January 2007] Web Site Maintenance
Our web site is now fully functional again, as all known problems were corrected during our planned maintenance.
Due to holidays, we did not respond to any PTERODON Help Desk messages that were sent during this period. These messages will be replied throughout the week.