Alternative Software Ltd

Founded By:Roger Hulley and Dave Palmer
Location:Units 5-7 Baileygate Industrial Estate, Pontefract, West Yourshire WF8 2LN
Year Started:1985
Year Wound Up:N/A
Titles in Database:116
Rights Now With:Alternative Software
First established in 1985, Alternative Software is considered one of the major companies in the UK computer industry. The company has over 300 titles to its name and is still a growing global success.

Alternative Software originally created games for the then major computer platforms; Atari, Spectrum, Commodore and Amstrad in the mid to late 80ís, with titles including Soccer Boss, Skool Daze, and BMX Ninja. Other successful titles released included the childrenís character games, Thomas The Tank Engine, Sooty and Sweep, Trapdoor, Yogi Bear, Popeye, Fireman Sam, Count Duckula and the best-selling award winner Postman Pat.

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Added: 21 May 2013
First established in 1985, Alternative Software is considered one of the major companies in the UK computer industry. The company already has over 300 titles to its name and is still a growing global success.

Alternative Software originally created games for the then major computer platforms; Atari, Spectrum, Commodore and Amstrad in the mid to late 80ís, with titles including Soccer Boss, Skool Daze, and BMX Ninja. Other successful titles released included the childrenís character games, Thomas The Tank Engine, Sooty and Sweep, Trapdoor, Yogi Bear, Popeye, Fireman Sam, Count Duckula and the best-selling award winner Postman Pat.

In the early 90ís the company introduced the Premier Sports range. Alternative Software was the first company to produce games of this type and the Premier range soon grew to be the No.1 product in official football club software, covering nearly all the Premiership teams. Tracksuit Manager was deemed to be the best football management game of its time.
During the late 90ís, Alternative Software decided to progress into software production instead of focusing purely on video games. The company began to produce paint studios and these then developed further into print studios, activity studios and creative studios.
The success of these studios led to Alternative Software obtaining licenses with major film companies. Through these licenses they gained the rights to produce software for big films such as the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, Shrek 2, Madagscar, Wallace & Gromit, and Transformers, which were hugely successful.

The company has also returned to original territory and released several "Top Forty" video games on Playstation 2, Playstation 3, XBox, XBox 360, Sony PSP as well as on PC. In association with Australian company, HES (Home Entertainment Supplies) Alternative has recently launched Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge to tremendous consumer and critical reception.

Added: 21 May 2013
First established in 1985, Alternative Software is considered one of the major companies in the UK computer industry. The company already has over 300 titles to its name and is still a growing global success.

Alternative Software originally created games for the then major computer platforms; Atari, Spectrum, Commodore and Amstrad in the mid to late 80ís, with titles including Soccer Boss, Skool Daze, and BMX Ninja. Other successful titles released included the childrenís character games, Thomas The Tank Engine, Sooty and Sweep, Trapdoor, Yogi Bear, Popeye, Fireman Sam, Count Duckula and the best-selling award winner Postman Pat.

In the early 90ís the company introduced the Premier Sports range. Alternative Software was the first company to produce games of this type and the Premier range soon grew to be the No.1 product in official football club software, covering nearly all the Premiership teams. Tracksuit Manager was deemed to be the best football management game of its time.
During the late 90ís, Alternative Software decided to progress into software production instead of focusing purely on video games. The company began to produce paint studios and these then developed further into print studios, activity studios and creative studios.
The success of these studios led to Alternative Software obtaining licenses with major film companies. Through these licenses they gained the rights to produce software for big films such as the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, Shrek 2, Madagscar, Wallace & Gromit, and Transformers, which were hugely successful.

The company has also returned to original territory and released several "Top Forty" video games on Playstation 2, Playstation 3, XBox, XBox 360, Sony PSP as well as on PC. In association with Australian company, HES (Home Entertainment Supplies) Alternative has recently launched Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge to tremendous consumer and critical reception.


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Added: 21 Apr 2018
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Added: 21 May 2013
Current website is at: http://www.alternativesoft.co.uk/


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