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cdp.pl Sp. z o.o.
Type Spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością (subsidiary of CD Projekt RED)
Industry Interactive entertainment
Computer and video games
Home video
Founded May 1994 (1994-05)
Founder(s) Marcin Iwiński
Michał Kiciński
Headquarters Warsaw, Poland
Area served Poland
Key people Michał Gembicki (Managing director)
Parent CDP Investment Sp. z o.o. (2008 (2008)-January 3, 2011 (2011-01-03))
Optimus S.A. (January 3, 2011 (2011-01-03)-July 25, 2011 (2011-07-25))
CD Projekt RED S.A. (July 25, 2011 (2011-07-25)-Present)[1]
Subsidiaries CD Projekt RED Sp. z o.o. (February 1, 2002 (2002-02-01)-2008 (2008))
CD Projekt Czech S.R.O (January 7, 2002 (2002-01-07)-April 2010 (2010-04))[2]
CD Projekt Magyarország Kft (2007 (2007)-May 2010 (2010-05))[3]
Website www.cdprojekt.com

cdp.pl Sp. z o.o. (formerly CD Projekt Sp. z o.o.) is a video game and home video distribution company based in Warsaw, Poland. It was founded in May 1994 (1994-05) by two highschool friends - Marcin Iwiński and Michał Kiciński. Since its foundation, the company focuses its operational activities on the Polish market. The company became the first Polish publisher to publish computer games on CDs and for a long time it was one of the most prominent companies in Poland specializing in publishing video games and educational software. The company has been called "the biggest PC games distributor in Central Europe".[4]

CD Projekt is also known in the Polish gamer community for being the first to publish fully translated international hit games, such as the Baldur's Gate saga (one of the first games fully translated into Polish, an event which became a milestone of computer gaming and publishing in Poland), Planescape: Torment, both Icewind Dale games and many more. A recent major translation, widely covered by the media, was Heroes of Might and Magic V. Most of CD Projekt's game translations feature well known professional Polish actors and celebrities, such as Piotr Fronczewski, Bogusław Linda, Małgorzata Foremniak, Daniel Olbrychski and many others.

History[edit]

Former logo of the company

In 2002, CD Projekt expanded to the Czech Republic and Slovakia, where it began to distribute games in Czech translation. CD Projekt expanded to Hungary too.

On October 6, 2005 CD Projekt launched a platform called gram.pl, a portal created for players looking to sell or buy new games. A life-time warranty is provided with new purchases. The website was later sold and is now operated by Action.

In February 2008, CD Projekt purchased the Metropolis Software development studio.[4]

On 10 July 2008, CD Projekt announced Good Old Games (gog.com), a service for purchasing classic, DRM-free computer games online.

In 2009 the company launched the distribution of DVD/Blu-ray movies, which started a shift in profile and the process of extending its distributional portfolio.

They are currently the official Polish distributor of products by (among others) Activision Blizzard, Codemasters, NCsoft, SEGA and The Walt Disney Company.[5]

On 21 September 2012, CD Projekt has changed its name to cdp.pl [6]

CD Projekt RED[edit]

In February 2002 (2002-02), CD Projekt launched a new unit, CD Projekt RED Sp. z o.o., which specialized in developing video games. The first game the unit produced is Wiedźmin (The Witcher), based on Andrzej Sapkowski's books. As a result of merger between CD Projekt RED S.A. and CD Projekt RED Sp. z o.o. in 2011, CD Projekt became a wholly owned subsidiary of CD Projekt RED.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historia korporacyjna (corporate history; in Polish)". CD Projekt RED. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  2. ^ "History for CD Projekt Czech s.r.o.". MobyGames. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  3. ^ "Company history". PlayON Hungary Kft. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  4. ^ a b Kalista, Randy (February 18, 2008). "Metropolis Software and CD Projekt form super Central European development house". GamingNexus.com. Retrieved March 31, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Company Profile". CD Projekt. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  6. ^ "CDP.pl – początek rewolucji na polskim rynku gier". CD Projekt RED. Retrieved 2012-10-11. 

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