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CTO S.p.A.

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CTO S.p.A. was a leading publisher and distributor in Italy for many years.

CTO was founded in 1983 by Marco Madrigali and was located in Zola Predosa (Bologna). Initially it specialized in business software. Some after CTO obtained the Electronics Arts (in 1987) and LucasArts (in 1989) distribution rights for Italy reaching a very strong position during the following years. It also published and distributed a good number of games by other companies, like Cryo and NovaLogic.

CTO opened its own localization company called "The Studios" in 1994. The next year CTO created its own line of classic games at cheap price ("Collezione CD-Rom d'Autore by CTO"). It also started to produce a line of gaming accessories under the name "X-tecnologies" in 1998.

Unfortunately after 2000, due to the EA withdrawal along with changes in the international and Italian markets, CTO entered a very difficult period. It went bankrupt in 2004.

Credited on 51 Games from 1989 to 2003

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RTX: Red Rock (2003 on PlayStation 2)
Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb (2003 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox...)
Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood (2002 on Windows, Amiga, Macintosh...)
Gore: Ultimate Soldier (2002 on Windows)
Command & Conquer: Red Strike (2002 on Windows)
The Mystery of the Nautilus (2002 on Windows)
Disciples II: Dark Prophecy (2002 on Windows)
Fatal Frame (2001 on PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3)
Kohan: Ahriman's Gift (2001 on Windows)
Shogun: Total War - Warlord Edition (2001 on Windows)
Black & White (2001 on Windows, Macintosh)
Clive Barker's Undying (2001 on Windows, Macintosh)
SimCoaster (2001 on Windows)
Primitive Wars (2001 on Windows)
The Operative: No One Lives Forever (2000 on Windows, Macintosh)
Escape from Monkey Island (2000 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Macintosh)
Shogun: Total War (2000 on Windows)
SimCity 3000 Unlimited (2000 on Linux, Windows)
Ultima IX: Ascension (1999 on Windows)
NBA Live 2000 (1999 on Windows, PlayStation, Nintendo 64)

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Company acquires a 50,1% stake in The Arxel Guild SA


Company is founded in the Italian city Bologna.

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