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Alternative Software is a British software developer and publisher founded in 1985.
During its early years, the company published its games primarily for the 8-bit home computer formats at budget prices. This included original titles (e.g. Pro Mountain Bike Simulator) as well as reissues of other developers' and publishers' software (e.g. Creative Sparks' River Rescue). The company also released a number of budget titles based on licensed characters (e.g. Count Duckula).
During the late 1990s, the company diversified into development of "paint studio", "print studio" and similar-type software. As of 2014[update], the company is still active.