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Beosoft
Founded: 1989
Defunct: 2010
Headquarters: 162 Gospodara Street, Belgrade, Serbia

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Beosoft was a video game distributor operating in Serbia and Montenegro.

History

Beosoft was founded in 1989 and operated in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The company was selling games and computer accessories mainly for Commodore 64.[1]

Beosoft began selling consoles in 1993 with Brick Games named in adverts Tetris. At the beginning of 1994, the company became a representative of Nintendo in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro). It began to work under the name Game BoYugoslavia and focused on the promotion of the Game Boy console [2]which was released in the country a few years before. The company has lowered the console prices so Game Boy has become more popular. At the end of 1994 company returned to name Beosoft and released Super Nintendo. They also became authorized distributor of Sega in FRY and at the end of 90s they became authorized distributor of PlayStation in FRY. In 1998 they created the Igromanija TV show.[3]

Beosoft in the 90s sold a lot of bootlegs. The first were pirate game compilations for Commodore 64. Also Game Boy received pirate compilations which were sold even in early 2000s. The most bootleg games were released for Sega Mega Drive.

In the early 2000s, the company was one of the largest game distributors in Serbia. Beosoft supported magazine called Bonus.

Later, Beosoft Kids was founded which was an entertainment center for children.[4]

From 2010 Beosoft is a part of Computerland and can be found on internet at ComputerLand Games domain.

Gallery

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Print advert in Svet Kompjutera (YU) #133: "Oktobar 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
also published in:

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(1996)

Bonus 1 SCG.pdf

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Print advert in Bonus (SCG) #1 (1/2000-xx-xx)

Bonus 7 SCG.pdf

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Print advert in Bonus (SCG) #7: "7/2000" (2000-09-25)
also published in:
  • Bonus (SCG) #8: "8/2000" (2000-10-25)[11]
  • Bonus (SCG) #9: "9/2000" (2000-12-25)[12]
  • Bonus (SCG) #10: "1/2001" (2001-02-25)[13]
  • Bonus (SCG) #11: "2/2001" (2001-03-25)[14]
  • Bonus (SCG) #12: "3/2001" (2001-04-25)[15]
  • Bonus (SCG) #13: "4/2001" (2001-05-25)[16]
  • Bonus (SCG) #14: "5/2001" (2001-06-25)[17]
  • Bonus (SCG) #15: "6/2001" (2001-07-25)[18]

Bonus 10 SCG.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Bonus (SCG) #10: "1/2001" (2001-02-25)
also published in:
  • Bonus (SCG) #11: "2/2001" (2001-03-25)[19]
  • Bonus (SCG) #12: "3/2001" (2001-04-25)[20]
  • Bonus (SCG) #13: "4/2001" (2001-05-25)[21]
  • Bonus (SCG) #14: "5/2001" (2001-06-25)[22]
  • Bonus (SCG) #15: "6/2001" (2001-07-25)[23]

Bonus 14 SCG.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Bonus (SCG) #14: "5/2001" (2001-06-25)
also published in:
  • Bonus (SCG) #15: "6/2001" (2001-07-25)[24]
  • Bonus (SCG) #16: "7/2001" (2001-08-25)[25]

Bonus 16 SCG.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Bonus (SCG) #16: "7/2001" (2001-08-25)

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