Alligata Software Ltd

Founded By:Mike Mahoney, Dave Palmer
Location:178 West St., Sheffield S1 4ET. Later at 1 Orange St, Sheffield S1 4DW
Year Started:1982
Year Wound Up:1988
Titles in Database:71
Rights Now With:Superior Software (1988)
Alligata Software Ltd. was a computer games developer and publisher based in Sheffield in the UK in the 1980s.

The company was founded by Mike Mahoney and Dave Palmer around 1982. They produced games for a number of home computers including the Commodore 64, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, ZX Spectrum and Dragon 32. They also published budget priced software under the Budgie label.

Dave Palmer left in October 1986 to set up the budget label Alternative Software. Mike Mahoney also left in 1988 with the company effectively closing. The name and back catalogue were sold to Superior Software. Two titles were released under the joint Superior/Alligata label for ports of Superior's BBC/Electron games to other systems. Superior also included some old Alligata games on their Play It Again Sam compilations.


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