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CTO S.p.A.


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.


RTX: Red Rock(2003)
Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb(2003)
Fatal Frame(2002)
Command & Conquer: Red Strike(2002)
Kohan: Ahriman's Gift(2002)
Gore: Ultimate Soldier(2002)
Mystery of the Nautilus, The(2002)
Shogun: Total War - Warlord Edition(2001)
Primitive Wars(2001)
Ultima IX: Ascension(2000)
Escape from Monkey Island(2000)
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine(1999)
Beyond Atlantis(1999)
Aliens Versus Predator(1999)
Populous: The Beginning(1998)
Grim Fandango(1998)
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire(1997)
Twinsen's Odyssey(1997)
Curse of Monkey Island, The(1997)
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom(1996)
Nirvana X-ROM(1996)
Dig, The(1995)
Full Throttle(1995)
Sam & Max: Hit the Road(1993)
Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle(1993)
Star Wars: X-Wing(1993)
Star Wars: Rebel Assault(1993)
A-Train + Construction Set(1992)
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis(1992)
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge(1991)
Secret of Monkey Island, The(1990)
Murders in Venice(1989)


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