Krisalis Software Ltd.

Also Known As +

  • Teque Software Development Ltd.
  • Chrysalis Software Ltd. - Alternative Name

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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.

Credited on 125 Games from 1987 to 2001

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Popstar Maker (2001 on PlayStation)
The F.A. Premier League Manager 2002 (2001 on Windows)
The F.A. Premier League Stars 2001 (2001 on Game Boy Color)
The F.A. Premier League Football Manager 2000 (2000 on PlayStation)
LEGOLAND (2000 on Windows)
Airport Tycoon (2000 on Windows)
Cricket 2000 (2000 on Windows, PlayStation)
F.A. Manager (1999 on PlayStation)
LEGO Chess (1998 on Windows)
Z and Z Expansion Kit (1998 on Windows)
Sensible Soccer '98: European Club Edition (1997 on PlayStation, Windows)
UEFA Champions League 1996/97 (1997 on DOS)
Ultra CD-i Soccer (1997 on CD-i)
Z (1996 on DOS, Windows, PlayStation...)
Captain Quazar (1996 on Windows, 3DO)
Legends (1996 on DOS, Amiga, Amiga CD32...)
Space Hulk: Vengeance of the Blood Angels (1995 on Windows, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn...)
Magic Carpet Plus (1995 on DOS, Windows, PlayStation...)
Manchester United Championship Soccer (1995 on SNES)
Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure (1994 on SNES, Genesis, Wii)

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History +

November 30th, 2001

Ceased trading


Teque name dropped in favour of Krisalis, although one-time sister company Teque London, now totally independent, carry on the name.


Krisalis label established as a result of the company increase and Teque possibility to release games of their own.


Company founded as Teque Software by Tony Kavanagh, Peter Harrap and Shaun Hollingworth in the UK.

Trivia +

Original company name Chrysalis was changed to Krisalis within weeks of the release of the first game due to a little confusion with some minor record company.

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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