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DROsoft is a Spanish computer and video game software distributor headquartered in Madrid. The company was founded in 1985 out of DRO Records, Spain's first independent record label. It is considered to have played a part in the golden age of Spanish software, having been described as one of the "principal distributors" of the age.
They were associated with the publication of a number of ZX Spectrum games, some of which were marketed specifically for their translations to Spanish. The company was further noted for translations of British-made games into Spanish, with the quality of the translations justifying their higher prices as compared to the rest of their software lineup.
They were acquired by Electronic Arts on 14 November 1994, in order to allow direct distribution of Electronic Arts' software to the Spanish region. One of its founding directors, Miguel Angel Gomez, later became the managing director of EMI Spain; another, Jesús Alonso Gallo, went on to sell another business, Restaurantes.com, to the Michelin Group.
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- Esteve Gutiérrez, Jaume (2012). Ocho Quilates : una historia de la Edad de Oro del software español : (1987 - 1992) [Eight carats: a history of the Golden Age of Spanish software (1987-1992)] (in Spanish). Star-T Magazine Books. ASIN B009XUDMC6. ISBN 978-1-5305-2468-6. OCLC 1026223350.
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- "Dro Soft: Bajaremos los precios de todos nuestros programas" [Dro Soft: We'll lower the prices of all our programmes]. MicroHobby (in Spanish). No. 119. Hobby Press. 10–16 March 1987. p. 5. Retrieved 23 July 2020 – via archive.org.
- Lago, Yago (28 October 2019). "La Mansión Maníaca: entrevista sobre Little Misfortune y 25 años de Igor Objetivo Uikokahonia" [The Manic Mansion: interview about Little Misfortune and 25 years of Igor: Objective Uikokahonia]. MeriStation (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 July 2020.
- "Acuerdo entre Dinamic y Dro Soft" [Agreement between Dinamic and Dro Soft]. MicroHobby (in Spanish). No. 169. Hobby Press. 10–23 May 1988. p. 6. Retrieved 28 July 2020 – via archive.org.
- "Electronic Arts acquires distributor in Spain; forms third subsidiary in continental Europe" (Press release). Electronic Arts. 14 November 1994. Archived from the original on 17 May 2013 – via TheFreeLibrary.com.
- Llewellyn, Howell (2 November 1996). "EMI Spain ups VP Miguel Angel Gomez to managing director". Billboard. Vol. 108 no. 44. Retrieved 28 July 2020 – via Google Books.
- "Jesús Alonso Gallo, business angel y fundador de restaurantes.com" [Jesús Alonso Gallo, business angel and founder of restaurantes.com]. www.elreferente.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 July 2020.
- "DRO Soft comercializa los Living Books de Broderbund" [DRO Soft distributes Broderbund Living Books] (Press release) (in Spanish). DROsoft. 1 September 1995. Retrieved 10 July 2020 – via PCWorld.
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