Palace Software

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Palace Software
Industry Video game industry
Fate Acquired by Titus France
Defunct 1991 (1991)
Headquarters London, England
Area served
Products Barbarian series
Cauldron series
Services Video game publishing
Parent Palace Group

Palace Software was a British video game publisher and developer during the 1980s based in London, England. It was notable for the Barbarian and Cauldron series of games for 8-bit home computer platforms, in particular the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64. It caused some controversy with its advertisements in computer magazines, particularly for Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax which featured Page Three girl Maria Whittaker as a scantily-clad female warrior.

Palace's developers included artist Steve Brown[1] and musician Richard Joseph.[2]

In 1991, Palace Software's parent company, Palace Group, sold it to Titus France.[3]

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  1. ^ "SINCLAIR INFOSEEK - SEARCH RESULTS, Steve Brown". World of Spectrum. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  2. ^ "Richard Joseph". World of Spectrum. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  3. ^ Carroll, Martyn (30 March 2006). "Company Profile: Palace Software". Retro Gamer. No. 23. Bournemouth, United Kingdom: Imagine Publishing. pp. 66–69. ISSN 1742-3155. 

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