Microforum International

Moby ID: 981

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  • Microforum Inc. (from 2000-09-01)
  • Microforum Communications Inc. (from 2000-03-01 to 2000-09-01)

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Microforum International is a privately held company founded in 1984 and based in Toronto, Canada.

In the beginning the company focused its activities on the manufacture and assembly of storage devices and media replication on floppy disks. Later, the company expanded to the areas of packaging and corporate promotion.

Towards the end of the 80’s, the company gained a prominent role in the multimedia production area, particularly with the creation of video, audio and animations, and the publishing and distribution of multimedia products such as games and software utilities. As a result of its strength in the North American market, Microforum decided to become a publicly traded company, and launched a successful IPO in 1995.

A strong presence in the European market, and particularly in Italy, lead to the establishment of Microforum Italia, which only three years later managed to become one of the leading multimedia publishers and distributors in Italy, with a nation-wide distribution network.

With its history and knowledge of software development and distribution, the firm entered the promising mobile games and applications market at the end of 2002. In just two years, Microforum created a portfolio of over twenty-five so-called “J2ME” games and utilities that are currently sold worldwide under the Microforum brand.

Microforum’s distribution network includes leading mobile operators (such as Vodafone, Orange, O2, Telefonica, T-Mobile, Telia Sonera, SK Telecom, Hutchinson, Rogers, Telus, Virgin etc), mobile Internet portals, and content aggregators.

Credited on 28 Games from 1992 to 2011

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Kyotokei (2011 on Wii)
3D Pixel Racing (2011 on Wii, iPhone, iPad)
Enjoy Your Massage! (2010 on Wii)
Super Taxi Driver: The Original (2007 on J2ME)
4 Xmas (2005 on J2ME)
IperSoccer (2003 on Windows)
Auryn Quest (2001 on Windows)
Gilbert Goodmate and the Mushroom of Phungoria (2001 on Windows, Windows Mobile)
Armored Moon: The Next Eden (1997 on DOS)
DinoMight Baseball (1997 on Windows)
Gooch Grundy's X-Decathlon (1997 on Windows)
Gothos (1997 on Windows, Macintosh)
SoulTrap (1996 on Windows)
Rebel Runner - Operation: Digital Code (1996 on DOS)
Huygen's Disclosure (1996 on Windows, Windows 3.x)
Iron Blood (1996 on DOS)
Mind Grind (1996 on Windows 3.x)
Plague (1996 on DOS)
Virtual Corporation (1996 on Windows)
Zombie Wars (1996 on Windows, Windows 3.x)

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2002

The company enters the mobile gaming market.

September 1, 2000

The company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Icom Alliance Incorporation (“Icom”) from the Business Corporations Act (Nova Scotia) to the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) and on September 1, 2000 to subsequently amalgamate Icom pursuant to the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) on September 1, 2000 and now carry on business as "Microforum Inc.".

March 1, 2000

Amalgamated the Company’s wholly-owned material subsidiaries with either “Microforum Inc.” or “Microforum Communications Inc.” As a result of these transactions, Internet Frontier Inc. ("iFront"), Frameworks Communications Inc. ("Frameworks"), Relational Solutions Inc. ("Relational Solutions"), PPL Marketing Services Inc. ("PPL") and Poste Haste Systems Inc. ("Poste Haste") were amalgamated pursuant to the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) with the Company and now carry on business as "Microforum Inc.". Marshall Fenn and Two Door Communications Corporation ("Two Door") were amalgamated pursuant to the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) on March 1, 2000 and now carry on business as "Microforum Communications Inc.".

April 8, 1998

Company announced the acquisition of a group of multimedia marketing and related technologies companies including PPL Marketing Services Inc. and Poste Haste Systems Inc. based in Mississauga, Ontario and Marshall Fenn Communications Inc. based in Toronto, Ontario.

September 18, 1997

Company completed a private placement financing through Taurus Capital Markets Ltd. and Griffiths McBurney & Partners by way of sale of 8,000,000 Special Warrants at a price of $1.00 per Special Warrant.

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Trivia +

Former company website: http://www.microforum.com

Company location and contact information (1996):

Microforum

1 Woodborough Avenue

Toronto, ON M6M 5A1

Canada

Technical Support US: 1-800-465-2323

Technical Support Canada: 1-800-268-3604

Fax Support: 1-416-656-0548

Company location and contact information (2008):

Microforum International

1 Woodborough Avenue

Toronto, Ontario

M6M 5A1 Canada

Tel: +1 (416) 657 8548

Fax: +1 (416) 657 8621

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