Buka

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Buka
Founded: 1993
Merged into: 1C Company (2008)
Headquarters: Russia

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Buka (Бука), is a Russian video game company. It acquired a license to distribute Sega products in 1994, and later also for products from Nintendo and Sony Computer Entertainment.[1]

Buka was acquired by 1C Company in 2008.Today is an official authorised retailer of Sega products.[2]

History

  • 1993 - Establishment of the company as a distributor of video and computer games
  • 1994 - Buka becomes an authorized distributor of Sega and 3DO consoles
  • 1995 - Buka became a representative of Sega and Sony
  • 1996 - Buka becomes Nintendo representative and authorized distributor of PlayStation. Starts publishing its own games; the company's first product is Russian Roulette
  • 1997 - Buka games - Allods and Vanger are licensed on the international market.
  • 1998 - For the first time in Russia, Buka takes a risky step and releases games in a minimal configuration, which soon becomes the market standard
  • 1999 - Buka develops the direction of the full location of games
  • 2007 - Opening of multimedia activity under the Buka-Soft brand
  • 2008 - Buka become a part of 1C Company
  • 2012 - Buka becomes the official distributor of Microsoft consoles and accessories
  • 2013 - Opening of the digital store shop.buka.ru.
  • 2017 - Buka becomes the official distributor of Nintendo consoles and accessories

Promotional materials

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1994

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Print advert in Magazina Igrushek (RU) #1: "1/1995" (1995-xx-xx)

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Print advert in Magazina Igrushek (RU) #2: "2/1995" (1995-xx-xx)
also published in:

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Print advert in Velikiy Drakon (RU) #19 (1995-08-14)
also published in:
  • Velikiy Drakon (RU) #20 (1995-10-01)[4]
  • Velikiy Drakon (RU) #21 (1995-11-27)[5]

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Print advert in Magazina Igrushek (RU) #5: "5/1994" (1995-xx-xx)

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Print advert in Strana Igr (RU) #1: "xxxx xxxx" (1996-xx-xx)
also published in:

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Print advert in Velikiy Drakon (RU) #23 (1996-03-04)
also published in:
  • Velikiy Drakon (RU) #25 (1996-05-16)[7]
  • Velikiy Drakon (RU) #26 (1996-07-01)[8]
  • Velikiy Drakon (RU) #27 (1996-08-15)[9]
  • Velikiy Drakon (RU) #28 (1996-10-03)[10]
  • Velikiy Drakon (RU) #30 (1997-02-05)[11]
  • Velikiy Drakon (RU) #31 (1997-03-15)[12]
  • Velikiy Drakon (RU) #32 (1997-05-17)[13]
  • Velikiy Drakon (RU) #33 (1997-08-07)[14]
  • Velikiy Drakon (RU) #34 (1997-09-01)[15]
  • Velikiy Drakon (RU) #35 (1997-10-18)[16]

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Print advert in Velikiy Drakon (RU) #23 (1996-03-04)

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Print advert in Sega Pro (RU) #0: "Mart 1996" (1996-03-12)

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Print advert in Velikiy Drakon (RU) #24 (1996-04-06)

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Print advert in Strana Igr (RU) #3: "Aprel 1996" (1996-xx-xx)

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Print advert in Strana Igr (RU) #4: "May/Iyun 1996" (1996-xx-xx)
also published in:

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Print advert in Strana Igr (RU) #12: "May 1997" (1997-xx-xx)


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