Bohemia Interactive Studio

Bohemia Interactive Studio

Bohemia Interactive Studio (BIS) is an independent computer and console game developer based in Prague, the Czech Republic. BIS currently employs over 30 game developers in their Prague based research and development studio. The company is managed by Marek Španěl (born 1973), who is also co-owner of the company.

BIS as a member of [http://www.idea-games.com/ IDEA games] , who functions as a publisher and consultant for several independent developers.

"Operation Flashpoint"

The release of "" in 2001 into the international market won BIS several prestigious awards. At London's ECTS show of 2001, BIS won the "Best PC Game Developer of the Year" award. In addition, BIS was also awarded "Rookie Studio of the Year" at GDC 2002.

The debut game of BIS, published by Codemasters, immediately became the top selling game in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia, Czech Republic and other countries. After this success BIS prepared a special US version of the game which launched in September 2001 and it also became one of the best selling games in the USA.

After "OFP" was released, the official expansion packs came onto the game market, officially titled "Red Hammer" and "Resistance" which brought significant engine updates. The development team continued (until 2005) to support the game with regularly released upgrades and patches over the Internet.

An Xbox version of "Operation Flashpoint" containing both original and the resistance campaign was released in November 2005. It was released under the name "".

Games/expansion packs

*"" (Microsoft Windows) - June 2001
*"Operation Flashpoint: Gold Edition" (Windows) - November 2001
*"Operation Flashpoint: Resistance" (Windows) - June 2002
*"Operation Flashpoint: GOTY Edition" (Windows) - November 2002
*"" (Xbox) - October 2005
*" (worldwide)" / " (US)" (Windows) - November 2006 (Czech Republic/Germany)/ February 2007 (Europe)/ May 2007 (US)
*"ArmA: Queen's Gambit" - September 2007 (EU)

Upcoming games

Bohemia Interactive is currently working on ArmA 2, also known as Game 2.

*"ArmA 2" - 2009
*"" - 2010

Bohemia Interactive Australia

The spinoff studio Bohemia Interactive Australia (BIA) was formed by BIS and David Lagettie, where joint development of a special military training simulation program, "VBS1", began in December 2001. After thorough testing and field use (in cooperation with United States Marine Corps), "VBS1" was made available in the fall of 2002 for qualified government clients and military organizations. On May 21 2004, "VBS1" underwent limited public distribution. On August 14 2004 it was released for North America; distribution was handled by Coalescent Technologies.

Developed training programs

*"VBS1" (Windows) - November 2006 - 2002 , 2004 (worldwide)
*"VBS2" (Windows) - April 2007 (worldwide)

External links

* [http://community.bistudio.com The official BI's wiki page]
* [http://www.bohemiainteractive.com BI's Official Homepage]


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