Topo Soft

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Topo Soft
Defunct
Industry Video games
Founded 1986
Headquarters Spain

Topo Soft was one of the Spanish software house for 8-bit home computers that emerged during the eighties. They were part of the golden era of Spanish software. It disappeared in 1994 due to economic problems related with the late arrival of 16-bit computers in Spain. Some of its workers founded Pyro Studios in 1998. [1]

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The eighties, 8 bits

The games published included Survivor, and other games for the MSX, and PC. [2] The game Desperado was published in England as "Gun Smoke" [3]

16-bits

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References

  1. Topo Soft [ permanent dead link ] at the-underdogs.info
  2. Toposoft games Archived 2011-05-20 at the Wayback Machine at thelegacy.de
  3. Top by Topo Archived 2006-01-13 at the Wayback Machine at speccy.org (in Spanish)
  4. Historia del software español - 1992/1994 Archived 2012-06-29 at Archive.today at tonitoni.com (in Spanish)