Founded in 1991, Moscow, Russia based 1C specializes in the distribution, support, publishing and development of entertainment, education and business software. With a long history as a pivotal games and software publisher and distributor in the burgeoning Russian market, 1C plans to establish itself with equal prominence in North America. 2002 will see the North American release of numerous games on multiple platforms published under the 1C brand, including the upcoming Jazz & Faust, Smash Cars and Perimeter.