Alligata Software Ltd.

Moby ID: 5242

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Alligata Software was a company based in Sheffield, UK, started in 1983 by Mike Mahoney and Tim Mahoney. They ran the shop Superior Systems and formed the company to sell the games by two schoolboys, Tony Crowther and Steve Evans, who showed them their games. Alligata was best known for Crowther's Blagger games, but he later left to work at Gremlin where he could earn more. Evans stayed and went on to make the Who Dares Wins titles.

The company produced games for systems such as the Commodore 64, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron and ZX Spectrum. Alligata was also known for its Budgie budget label.

David A. Palmer joined the company to handle Public Relations and left in 1986 for Alternative Software. Mike Mahoney left the company in 1988 and turned it over to his brother Tim. The last games were released in 1989.

Credited on 48 Games from 1983 to 1988

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Battlestations (1988 on Commodore 64)
Addicta Ball (1987 on Atari ST, Commodore 64, MSX)
Action Pack (1986 on Amstrad CPC)
Action Pack (1986 on Commodore 64)
Action Pack 2 (1986 on Commodore 64)
Darts (1986 on Amstrad CPC)
Kettle (1986 on Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC)
Labyrinthion (1986 on ZX Spectrum)
Livingstone I Presume? (1986 on DOS, Atari ST, Commodore 64...)
Pub Games (1986 on Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC)
Show Jumping (1986 on ZX Spectrum)
Table Football (1986 on Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum)
Trap (1986 on Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC)
Who Dares Wins II (1985 on Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit, ZX Spectrum...)
Blagger Goes to Hollywood (1985 on Commodore 64)
Cyrus II Chess (1985 on Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, MSX...)
Defend or Die (1985 on Amstrad CPC)
Doppleganger (1985 on Amstrad CPC)
Hyper Circuit (1985 on Commodore 64)
Jack Charlton's Match Fishing (1985 on Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Orao)

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Company's location (c.1986):

1 Orange Street

Sheffield S1 4DW

Tel: (0742) 755796

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