The golden Czech hands have already achieved all kinds of success in the world. In recent years, they have been doing more than well even in a field where you might not have expected it - in computer game programming. Million sales prove that the Czechs are among the world leaders in this skill.
Although Czech programmers and game developers have no support from the state in the Czech Republic, their creations are thriving tremendously abroad. A number of titles have already shaken up sales charts and gained tens of millions of fans. Every year, people spend an incredible three billion crowns on Czech games.
This game became huge last year. Two Slovaks and one Czech created a unique game for virtual reality, in which you chop flying cubes with light sabers in the rhytm of music and earn points. It is decidedly the most successful game in virtual reality, selling millions of copies and being promoted by popular bands like Green Day or Imagine Dragons. Recently, the game studio Beat Games has been bought by Facebook, which marks the biggest success in the field of Czech games. And what's more, this is only the beginning, because once the goggles for virtual reality become cheaper, the interest in the game is expected to skyrocket.
The game, created by the successful studio Warhose, takes place in the Czech lands during the reign of Wenceslas IV. and its development cost several hundred million crowns. However, the investment has returned multiple times, as two million copies were sold in the first year following its release. It is a game with unique graphics and a complex world in which you can move freely on horseback. Kingdom Come is a game success recognized by the entire world.
The phenomenal game was created in 2002 and two more sequels have been released since. The first episode, though, was by far the best, because it offered a groundbreaking graphic for its time and an amazing story full of tension and twists. Thanks to the game, a previously small Czech development studio became famous all over the world and large production companies expressed interest in buying it. Popular actors such as Marek Vašut and Petr Rychlý provided voices for the characters in the Czech Republic. In total, over five million copies of Mafia have been sold. And the icing on the cake is that the person behind Mafia is developer Dan Vávra, who also created the aforementioned game Kingdom Come.
For its time (2001), this was a revolutionary action shooter game that stood out from the rest through a completely realistic simulation of war conflict. While playing the game, gamers felt as though they found themselves in the warzone, and they could develop their battle strategies just like real generals. It was so realistic that soldiers even began to use it as a training tool. Not surprisingly, the game the US Army eventually noticed the game and commissioned the Czech studio Bohemia Interactive with a unique contract to create a tactical simulator based on this game.
At first glance, it might seem strange that we chose to include a simulator for driving a truck on European highways in this list. But this game, created by the Czech studio SCS Software, is currently one of the most successful games in the world. So far, over 6.5 million copies have been sold, and the number keeps growing steadily. That's also why a special edition for America was created.