Manaccom Pty Ltd.
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Overview and Background
Manaccom first entered the software market as a shareware distributor in 1986. Today Manaccom is a leading software publisher and distributor supplying resellers across Australia and New Zealand.
The principal office is located in Brisbane, Australia, and the company also operates in Sydney and Melbourne, with representatives covering other states and New Zealand.
Manaccom is well placed to continue its growth both as a distributor and publisher within Australia, and as an exporter of Australian software products.
Manaccom pioneered retail distribution of shareware products, both in trial form and registered form. The company became a significant shareware distributor on the world stage, and certainly the largest in Australia. Ian Mackay, Manaccom's Managing Director, was included in the inaugural induction into The Shareware Hall of Fame, and is the only member outside of North America.
During 1991 Manaccom commenced publishing products from local authors as well as a number of titles under licence from overseas publishers.
In 1993, Manaccom was the largest republisher and distributor in the world of games from the US based, Apogee Software Productions. In addition to these games, Manaccom has also published games from Epic Megagames, id Software (the creators of Doom and Wolfenstein 3D), 3D Realms/FormGen (Duke Nukem 3D) and numerous smaller publishers.
Manaccom entered the "rack vending" business in 1988 to provide those computer users who didn't use mail-order a convenient way to try shareware products. This distribution has developed into full scale retail distribution into all major outlets including: Tandy (Radio Shack), Harvey Norman, Dick Smith, David Jones, OfficeWorks, K-Mart, Target, the VOX Retail Group, Electronic Boutique, Software Today, the Retravision group, and hundreds of independent computer stores.
23 Games Released (1992 - 2005)
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|Robin Hood: Forest Adventures (2004 on Windows)|
|Wanted Dead or Alive (2003 on Windows)|
|Globetrotter 2 (2001 on Windows)|
|DemonStar (1997 on Windows, Macintosh)|
|WarHeads (1997 on Windows)|
|Duke Nukem 3D (1996 on DOS, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn...)|
|Cold Dreams (1995 on DOS)|
|Heaven's Dawn (1995 on DOS)|
|Kingdom at War (1995 on DOS)|
|The Adventures of Down Under Dan (1995 on DOS)|
|Hocus Pocus (1994 on DOS, Windows, Macintosh...)|
|Jazz Jackrabbit CD-ROM (1994 on DOS)|
|Traffic Department 2192 (1994 on DOS)|
|Doom (1993 on Linux, DOS, Windows...)|
|Bio Menace (1993 on DOS, Windows, Macintosh...)|
|Castle of the Winds I: A Question of Vengeance (1993 on Windows 3.x)|
|Castle of the Winds (1993 on Windows 3.x)|
|Solar Winds: The Escape (1993 on DOS)|
|Xargon (1993 on DOS)|
|Baron Baldric: A Grave Adventure (1992 on DOS, Amiga)|
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company enters software marketplace as a shareware distributor
Company entered the "rack vending" business to provide those computer users who didn't use mail-order a convenient way to try shareware products
Company commenced publishing products from local authors as well as a number of titles under license from overseas publishers
Company was the largest republisher and distributor in the world of games from the US based Apogee Software Productions
Company address & contact info (2004):
10 Camford Street
MILTON QLD 4064
Within Australia - (07) 3331 5999
International - +61 7 3331 5999
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Manaccom Pty Ltd.
- 5 games with Epic Games, Inc.
- 4 games with Apogee Software, Ltd.
- 4 games with id Software, Inc.
- 2 games with Guildsoft
- 2 games with Animation FX
- 2 games with Saffire, Inc
- 2 games with SaadaSoft
- 2 games with Immortality Production
- 1 game with PLAY Sp. z o.o.
- 1 game with Point Recording Studio
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