Palace Software

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Palace Software
IndustryVideo games
Defunct1991 (1991)
FateAcquired by Titus France
Area served
ProductsCauldron series
Barbarian series
ServicesVideo game publishing
ParentPalace 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. ^ "Steve Brown". Spectrum Computing. Retrieved 11 November 2022.
  2. ^ "Richard Joseph". Spectrum Computing. Retrieved 11 November 2022.
  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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