Adventuresoft UK Ltd.
Moby ID: 5351
- Adventure International (UK) (from 1983 to 1986)
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Founded by Mike Woodroffe and operating out of Birmingham, UK, where he ran a computer shop called Callisto Computers. Initially he started importing software from US companies like Instant Software under a brand called Callisto Software. Woodroffe then approached Scott Adams the founder of US company Adventure International with the intent of importing his titles into the UK. They soon realised there was a gap in the market for the UK based 8-bit machines, so a deal was struck to port the AI titles to European personal computers and Adventure International UK was born. Later, they started developing their own adventure games as well as distributing Brian Howarth's Mysterous Adventures who was also responsible for writing the first interpreter to run AI games on non-US machines. When Adventure International in the US folded, they changed the name to Adventuresoft. By the end of the 1980's they began to use the Horror Soft brand, and eventually moved to Sutton Coldfield, where they were re-branded as Adventure Soft Publishing in 1992.
Credited on 38 Games from 1983 to 1988
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|Heroes of the Lance (1988 on DOS, Amiga, NES...)|
|Captain America in: The Doom Tube of Dr. Megalomann (1987 on Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum...)|
|Masters of the Universe: The Arcade Game (1987 on Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum)|
|Scott Adams Scoops (1987 on ZX Spectrum, Commodore 16, Plus/4, BBC Micro...)|
|Temple of Terror (1987 on Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum)|
|Blizzard Pass (1986 on Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum)|
|Kayleth (1986 on Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum)|
|Masters of the Universe: Super Adventure (1986 on Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum)|
|Rebel Planet (1986 on Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC...)|
|Seas of Blood (1985 on Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC)|
|Robin of Sherwood: The Touchstones of Rhiannon (1985 on Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC...)|
|Gremlins: The Adventure (1985 on Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC...)|
|Gauntlet (1985 on DOS, Atari ST, SEGA Master System...)|
|Questprobe: Featuring Human Torch and the Thing (1985 on DOS, Commodore 64, Apple II...)|
|Super Gran: The Adventure (1985 on Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 16, Plus/4...)|
|Spider-Man (1984 on DOS, Atari ST, Commodore 64...)|
|The Hulk (1984 on DOS, Commodore 64, Apple II...)|
|Sorcerer of Claymorgue Castle (1984 on DOS, Commodore 64, Apple II...)|
|The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the Eighth Dimension (1984 on DOS, Commodore 64, Apple II...)|
|Arrow of Death Part II (1982 on Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit, ZX Spectrum...)|
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Company reformed as Adventure Soft Publishing Ltd.
Name changed to Adventuresoft UK Ltd. with the collapse of Adventure International in the US
Company location (June 1984)
John Bright Street
Related Web Sites +
Temple of Power
UK gaming magazine Zzap!64 November 1986 article on Adventuresoft
1986 UK gaming magazine C+VG Interview with Mike Woodroffe as part of a <moby game="rebel-planet">Rebel Planet</moby> exclusive, covering the move from Adventure International to Adventuresoft.
- 12 games with Adventure International
- 9 games with U.S. Gold Ltd.
- 3 games with Americana Software Limited
- 3 games with Marvel Comics Group
- 2 games with Tynesoft Computer Software
- 2 games with Paxman Promotions Ltd.
- 2 games with Channel 8 Software
- 1 game with 2 Bit Systems
- 1 game with All American Adventures
- 1 game with Master Games