Artworx

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Artworx is a Naples, Florida software company that has been producing computer games since 1982, primarily specializing in poker and other card games. While in their early days they published a variety of games, including titles in the adventure and arcade-action genres. But their bread and butter over the years has been their strip poker series.

Its original strip poker game, supposedly the first game of its kind ever created for home computers, was ported to numerous platforms, including the Apple II (1982), Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 8-bit family (1983), MS-DOS (1985), Amiga (1986), Atari ST (1987) and Apple IIGS (1987). Data disks were available that offered additional opponents; these disks have become very hard to find. Artworx's first poker game was followed by several sequels.

Some other Artworx titles are Bridge 8.0 and King of Solitaire, although these have not sold as well as the poker games. Artworx' titles were released under the name Anco in Europe; CDS and Guildhall in the United Kingdom; and Artworx in the rest of the world.

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