Eidos Hungary

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Eidos Hungary Kft.v.a.
Formerly
Mithis Entertainment Kft. (2002–2006)
Subsidiary
Industry Video game industry
FateDissolved by parent
Founded20 November 2002;16 years ago (2002-11-20)
FounderRóbert Sugár
DefunctOctober 2009 (2009-10)
Headquarters,
Key people
Attila Söröss (head of studio)
Products
Parent Square Enix Europe (2006–2009)

Eidos Hungary Kft.v.a. (formerly Mithis Entertainment Kft.) was a Hungarian video game developer based in Budapest, Hungary. The company was founded as Mithis Entertainment, by Róbert Sugár on 20 November 2002. Between 2002 and 2006, the studio produced Nexus: The Jupiter Incident (2004), a strategy video game, and Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars (2005), a shooter game. In 2006, British video game publisher Eidos Interactive acquired Mithis Entertainment and renamed it Eidos Hungary. Following the acquisition, Eidos Hungary went on to work on real-time tactics games Battlestations: Midway (2007) and Battlestations: Pacific (2009).

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Budapest Capital city in Hungary

Budapest is the capital and the most populous city of Hungary, and the tenth-largest city in the European Union by population within city limits. The city had an estimated population of 1,752,704 in 2016 distributed over a land area of about 525 square kilometres. Budapest is both a city and county, and forms the centre of the Budapest metropolitan area, which has an area of 7,626 square kilometres and a population of 3,303,786, comprising 33 percent of the population of Hungary.

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Hungary is a country in Central Europe. Spanning 93,030 square kilometres (35,920 sq mi) in the Carpathian Basin, it borders Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Austria to the northwest, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, and Slovenia to the west. With about 10 million inhabitants, Hungary is a medium-sized member state of the European Union. The official language is Hungarian, which is the most widely spoken Uralic language in the world, and among the few non-Indo-European languages to be widely spoken in Europe. Hungary's capital and largest city is Budapest; other major urban areas include Debrecen, Szeged, Miskolc, Pécs and Győr.

On 19 April 2010, Square Enix Europe confirmed that they had shut down Eidos Hungary in October 2009, due to the discontinuation of the Battlestations franchise. [1]

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References

  1. Crossley, Rob (19 April 2010). "Square Enix comes clean on cuts and closure". Develop . Retrieved 29 October 2017.