Alternative Software

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Alternative Software Ltd.
Traded as Alternative Software
Industry Software industry
Genre Software industry
Founded 1985 (1985)

Alternative Software is a British software developer and publisher founded in 1985.[1]

During its early years, the company published its games primarily for the 8-bit home computer formats at budget prices.[2][3] This included original titles (e.g. Pro Mountain Bike Simulator[4]) 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[5]).

During the late 1990s, the company diversified into development of "paint studio", "print studio" and similar-type software. As of 2014, the company is still active.[1]