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Krisalis Software Ltd.

Overview

Krisalis Software was a UK game development studio. It was originally founded in 1987 as Teque Software Development Ltd. by Tony Kavanagh, Peter Harrap and Shaun Hollingworth. Some of the company's first original titles were Terramex, The Flintstones, and Thunderbirds. Teque also programmed conversions (ports) of arcade titles for other companies for 8 and 16 bit platforms.

Teque Software experienced success and growth, and in 1988 the publishing label Krisalis (originally spelled Chrysalis) was established for the release of its original games. The company continued to convert games for other companies including Grandslam and Domark for several years using the name Teque Software.

Teque had a sister studio called Teque London. The two companies worked independently, but also collaborated on projects until about 1991, when Teque London split off to continue on its own. After the split the main company dropped the name Teque and continued as Krisalis Software. Krisalis Software continued developing and publishing original games and conversions for ten years. Just like Teque London it specialized in audio and often provided its sounds driver, along with sound and music services, to games by other developers.

The company went out of business in November 2001. Its final game was the PlayStation title Popstar Maker (2001), developed with the original Teque Software Development name and logo.

Also Known As

  • Teque Software Development Ltd.


Trivia

Last known address:

Krisalis Software Ltd.
Teque House, Masons Yard, Downs Row, Moorgate,
Rotherham, S60 2HD, UK
Tel: 0044 1709 372290
Fax: 0044 1709 368403

Related Web Sites

  • Wikipedia (article about Krisalis Software on the open encyclopedia website)


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