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1C Company

Moby ID: 1872

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1C Company, founded in 1991, specialized in distribution, support, publishing and development of business software and games in Russia since 1996. They published and distribute leading independent development studio titles as well as those of international publishers.

1C Company was also widely acknowledged as a game developer and has five internal studios:

The company expanded its publishing activities and aggressively strengthening its position in Russia with the acquisition of the publishing and distribution activities of Cenega in 2005, reformed as 1C Publishing EU in 2007.

In July 2008 the company took another large slice of the market by acquiring Buka Entertainment, one of its most important competitors in publishing and distributing games in Russia. That way, it has become the dominant publishing house in Russian territory with very little competition of the same size. The company republishes titles from Western giants such as Electronic Arts and Microsoft Game Studios, and they have their own brick and mortar stores where they sell software. In 2008, they owned 280 stores and have another 4,000 business that operate under their license.

The company also had branches in the United Kingdom (1C UK Ltd) and in Asia (1C Asia-Pacific Limited).

The company transferred the bulk of its gaming library to its 1C Publishing EU subsidiary via the 1C Entertainment publishing label in 2018. On 25 February 2022, Tencent acquired 1C Publishing EU and its subsidiaries from 1C Company, with 1C Company focusing of other kinds of software, subsequently renaming it to Fulqrum Publishing s.r.o..

Credited on 843 Games from 1997 to 2017

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IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover - Blitz Edition (2017 on Windows)
Fall of Light (2017 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
Codex of Victory (2017 on Windows, Xbox Series, Xbox One...)
Realpolitiks (2017 on Linux, Windows, Macintosh...)
Renoir (2016 on Blacknut, Windows)
Lantern (2016 on Windows)
Through the Woods (2016 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
In Fear I Trust: Episode 1 - Waking Up (2016 on Windows)
In Fear I Trust: Episodes 1-4 Collection Pack (2016 on Windows)
Shiny (2016 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Space Rangers: Quest (2016 on Windows, iPad, iPhone...)
Assault Squad 2: Men of War Origins (2016 on Windows)
Infinium Strike: Tactical Starship Defense (2016 on Windows, Linux, Macintosh)
Blackhole: Complete Edition (2016 on Linux, Windows, Macintosh...)
Zombies on a Plane: Deluxe Edition (2016 on Windows)
King's Bounty: Ultimate Edition (2015 on Windows)
7.62: Hard Life (2015 on Windows)
Cuban Missile Crisis + Ice Crusade Pack (2015 on Windows)
Blackhole (2015 on Windows, Macintosh, Linux)
King's Bounty: Warriors of the North - Complete Edition Upgrade (2014 on Windows)

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February 24, 2009

1C Company merges with Soft Club and establishes 1C-SoftClub

October 2008

The company acquires development studio Avalon Style Entertainment and renames it 1C-Avalon.

July 17, 2008

The company acquires Buka Entertainment, another large publisher and distributor of games in Russia.

November 26, 2007

The company acquires the Sea Dog development division of Akella.

May 4, 2007

The company opens a 1C Publishing EU, as a next step on the way of strengthening its brand and bringing its titles to the European markets. A company formed on the basis of the former Cenega Publishing and will be located in Prague, Czech Republic.

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