2K Games was founded in January 25, 2005 as a subsidiary Take-Two Interactive and is headquartered in Novato, California with satellite offices in New York City and Windsor, UK. Beyond the 2K Games label, they also operate 2K Sports, which publishes all of the company's sports titles as well as 2K Play which publishes casual and family oriented titles.
|Development Studio||Location||Publishing Labels|
|2K China||Shanghai, China||2K Games, 2K Sports|
|2K Czech||Prague, Czech Republic||2K Games|
|2K Marin||Novato, California||2K Games|
|2K Marin, OZ||Canberra, Australia||2K Games|
|Firaxis||Hunt Valley, Maryland||2K Games|
|Irrational Games||Quincy, Massachusetts||2K Games|
|Visual Concepts||Novato, California||2K Sports|
|Cat Daddy Games||Kirkland, Washington||2K Play|
Firaxis Games was founded in 1996 by Sid Meier, Jeff Briggs and Brian Reynolds. They are located in Hunt Valley, Maryland. They are famous for developing a number of well known strategy game franchises including Civilization, Pirates! and Railroads!, all of which carry the "Sid Meier's" moniker.
Founded in 1997 by Ken Levine, Jonathan Chey, and Robert Fermier. They are located in Quincy, Massachusetts. Their first big hit game with System Shock 2, a role playing game for the PC. In 2007, they released Bioshock which received strong sales and won numerous awards. They are currently developing Bioshock Infinite. For a short while the studio took on the name 2K Boston, before being returning to its original name Irrational Games in 2010.
2K Czech is located in Brno, Czech Republic. They were formed in 1997 by Petr Vochozka as Illusion Softworks. Their most notable games are the Mafia and Hidden & Dangerous. They are currently working on Mafia II which is due to release in early 2010. 2K acquired the company in 2008 and renamed it 2K Czech.
2K Marin is located in Novato, California and Canberra, Australia, and is largely comprised of former 2K Boston employees who developed BioShock. They currently developing XCOM in conjunction with 2K Australia, which has also been renamed 2K Marin.
Located in Shanghai, 2K China has taken on various development responsibilities assisting with the development of games under the 2K Games and 2K Sports labels.
Cat Daddy Games
Located in Kirkland, WA, Cat Daddy is responsible for developing the surprising top selling Carnival Games for Nintendo Wii under the 2K Play label.