Palace Software

Founded By:Pete Stone
Location:London, England
Year Started:1983
Year Wound Up:1991
Titles in Database:41
Rights Now With:Titus Software
Palace Software was a British video game publisher and developer during the 1980s based in London, England. It was founded in 1983 by Pete Stone as a spin off from Palace Virgin Gold. 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 and musician Richard Joseph.

In 1991, Palace Software's parent company, Palace Group, sold it to Titus Software.


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Company History

Added: 2 May 2015
According to his LinkedIn profile (here), Pete Stone was Managing Director of a company from June 1982 to January 1984 called "Video Palace". From January 1984 to August 1992 he was MD of Palace Software.


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Added: 23 May 2019
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From Then To Now

Added: 2 May 2015
Since closing Palace Software, Pete has worked for Konami Digital Entertainment.



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