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Type of site
Digital distribution
Available in English, French, Spanish
Headquarters Paris, France
Area served Worldwide
Key people Xavier Liard and Romain Tisserand
Industry Internet, Computer and video games
Registration Required
Launched 2007

DotEmu is a French video game company created in 2007 by Xavier Liard and Romain Tisserand, with its headquarters in France. This company initially dedicated to B2B adaptation and emulation of old games and now provides a B2C distribution service on DotEmu provides mostly old PC games, which can be purchased and downloaded without digital rights management.[1] The DotEmu distribution service provides users games available in various platforms, such as iPhone/iPod Touch (available in the iTunes Store), Android (sold via Google Play) and online games that can be played in a regular web browser.

Products history[edit]

DotEmu's primary business is to emulation and porting of games from historical platforms to Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, iPhone/iPod Touch, Android; This has included Web/Flash games. Games are packaged using a proprietary emulation engine, binary patched or bundled using Open Source engines such as ScummVM and DOSBox.

As of 27 September 2012, several games have been adapted by DotEmu:

DotEmu as a games distributor[edit]

On May 6, 2010 DotEmu opened its own online distribution service on gathering computer games, Flash games and iPhone/iPod touch binary patched, emulated or ported from old video games. As of January 20, 2015, DotEmu’s catalogue is made up of 267 games (also includes packs). Either available on PC, iPhone/iPod Touch, Android or online, games are added on a weekly basis and are mostly multilingual.

On March 1, 2017, DotEmu announced[5][6] that it would be ceasing digital sales and distribution. Citing competition with services such as Origin and Steam, DotEmu state that customers would have until Jun 1st, 2017 to download purchased content from the digital store. had signed deals with a number of publishers, including:


  1. ^ Gillen, Kieron (2010-04-26). "Birds Of A Feather: DotEmu Beta". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Sora96 (2016-01-16). "My interview with DotEmu, the studio behind many recent FINAL FANTASY ports". SQUARE ENIX BD1. Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  3. ^ "DotEmu Facebook post on their Final Fantasy VII PC release". DotEmu. 2012-08-20. Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  4. ^ "DotEmu Facebook post on their Final Fantasy III PC release". DotEmu. 2014-05-27. Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  5. ^ DotEmu store closure announcement
  6. ^ Forum announcement

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