Irrational Games

Irrational Games (known briefly as 2K Boston, Inc./2K Australia Pty. Ltd.) was a video game developer founded in 1997 by three former employees of Looking Glass Studios: Ken Levine, Jonathan Chey, and Robert Fermier as Irrational Games. On January 9, 2006, Take-Two Interactive announced that they had purchased Irrational, and would publish their games under the 2K Games label.At its largest point Irrational had two studios, one in Quincy, Massachusetts, USA just outside Boston, Massachusetts and the other in Canberra, Australia.A third studio, 2K Marin, was split off from 2K Boston in 2007, with five former Irrational Games employees leaving to join the new company.
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  • 2014's Biggest Gaming News - The Drama, The Disappointments & The Joy

    … on the PC. Twitch stated that having Amazon to back them up would mean more funds to improve the livestream service and they have been incrementally improving it this entire year. Irrational Games shutsdown. The studio that made Bioshock closed its doors in February 2014. Irrational Games formed 7 years ago worked on the original Bioshock…

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  • PS3BlogCast Episode 141

    … email for us you can do so here. We have a dedicated forum for the PS3BlogCast so you can leave your questions and feedback there as well. Here’s a list of some things we discussed: New Releases Co-op sale Child of Light is a financial success Irrational Games hiring Dark Souls II coming to PS4 Far Cry 4’s alternative ending AC:U gets a third patch…

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  • Bioshock Through The Looking Glass

    …, not only the player’s eventual goal but also the master of their environment. It also removed dialogue trees, through the simple method of having only dead NPCs, and told the story through logs and emails found around the environment. The first project of the studio Ken Levine co-founded, Irrational Games, was System Shock 2 – in partnership…

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  • Bioshock developer Irrational Games Hiring Again

    … Bioshock developer Irrational Games announced earlier this year that the studio would become what it once was when it developed the first revolutionary game in the Bioshock series. Co-founder Ken Levine explained that despite the love and intense amount of passion that he had for the last game in the series, Bioshock Infinite, the studio…

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  • Irrational Games Are Hiring Again!

    … work, where have you been?! This studio are the ones responsible for the fantastic Bioshock franchise, as well as other titles such as System Shock 2. The roles that the studio are hiring for are for an IT Manager and a Senior Programmer. Now that latter job title could potentially mean some good things from the studio, right? The job description…

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  • The Black Glove Kickstarter adds VR support

    Irrational Games' Ken Levine on The Black Glove, an eerie, surrealistic, first-person game by a team of developers who helped create BioShock Infinit ...

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