Cosmi Corporation

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Cosmi Corporation (COSMI), is an American computer software company based in Carson, California.

Beginnings[edit]

Cosmi Corporation was established in 1982. The company published several titles for many Personal Computer systems such as the Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64 and IBM PC.[1]

Software publishing[edit]

It published many games, such as Forbidden Forest and The President Is Missing. It also published utility software including a database, word processor, spreadsheet, street maps, vacation planners, a 3D World Atlas, and other tools.[2][3]

Recent activity[edit]

In recent years, Cosmi has published shovelware sold at big box stores like Best Buy and Office Depot.[4][5] They still publish utility programs, such as Perfect Website Creator.[6]

They also published a version of OpenOffice.org called Platinum Perfect Pro Office System Software.[7]

In 2012, Cosmi acquired ValuSoft from the now-defunct video game publisher THQ[8] for an undisclosed sum.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moby Games. "Cosmi Corporation". Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  2. ^ Dan Rose. "Screen Shot Gallery -- Commodore 64/128". Dan's 20th Century Abandonware. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  3. ^ Larry Grosskopf. "Software Review of: Street Maps USA with USA Vacation Planner". Retrieved 2009-08-08.  (published in PC Alamode Magazine, June 2002)
  4. ^ "Hotelguide.com Announces Distribution Partnership With Software Giant, Cosmi". hospitality.net. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  5. ^ Jane Applegate (March 2002). "Pricing Your Product to Sell". Entrepreneur. Archived from the original on May 3, 2007. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  6. ^ various reviewers. "Customer Reviews, Perfect Website Creator". amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  7. ^ J. McNally. "Platinum Perfect Pro Office System Software (mailing list thread)". openoffice.org. Retrieved 2009-08-08.  (Browse the thread by clicking here)
  8. ^ ValuSoft (April 2012). "Cosmi Software Acquires ValuSoft Division of THQ Inc.". Retrieved 2016-01-17. 

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