Hangar 13: How do you create a realistic-looking environment for a Mafia game series?

Studio Hangar 13, formerly Illusion Softworks, is behind the successful Mafia saga in which players become power-hungry gangsters. The developers take inspiration from period images of cities or cars, but never copy their exact appearance. The games also feature Czech events or artefacts.

"People still talk about the original Mafia and still play it. That's also our big success," says Roman Hladík, general manager of Hangar 13.

Mafia | Photo: Hangar 13
Roman Hladík | Photo: Barbora Navrátilová,  Radio Prague International