Graftgold

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Graftgold
Type Publicly traded company
Founded 1983 (closed in 1998)
Headquarters United Kingdom
Key people Steve Turner, founder
Industry Video games
Products Video games
Employees undisclosed
Website N/A

Graftgold was a video game developer that was founded in 1983 and closed in 1998.

History

Graftgold was formed in 1983 after Steve Turner quit his programming job to form a company of his own. He hired his friend, Andrew Braybrook, who designed many of Graftgold's games, including Alleykat, Gribbly's Day Out, Fire & Ice, Morpheus, Paradroid, and Uridium.

The games by Graftgold achieved commercial success, due in no small part to the fact that their publisher, Hewson Consultants, was one of the most commercially successful publishers in the United Kingdom at the time. However, Hewson Consultants began having financial difficulties in the late 1980s, so in 1987 Graftgold began using other publishers.

By the late 1990s, Graftgold began having financial difficulties of their own, and they closed in 1998.

Video games developed by Graftgold

Title Systems Released
3D Space-Wars Dragon 32, ZX Spectrum 1983
3D Lunattack Dragon 32, ZX Spectrum 1984
3D Seiddab Attack Dragon 32, ZX Spectrum 1984
The Legend of Avalon ZX Spectrum 1984
Dragontorc Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum 1985
Gribbly's Day Out Commodore 64 1985
Alleykat Commodore 64 1986
Astroclone ZX Spectrum 1986
Gribbly's Special Day Out Commodore 64 1986
Heavy Metal Paradroid Commodore 64 1986
Paradroid Competition Edition Commodore 64 1986
Quazatron ZX Spectrum 1986
Uridium Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum 1986
Uridium Plus Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum 1986
Anarchy Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum 1987
Intensity Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum 1987
Magnetron Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum 1987
Morpheus Commodore 64 1987
Flying Shark Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum 1988
Ranarama Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum 1988
Bushido Commodore 64 1989
Head the Ball Commodore 64 1989
Simulcra Atari ST 1989
Soldier of Fortune Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum 1989
Super Off Road Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum 1989
Paradroid Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64 1990
Realms Amiga, Atari ST 1991
Fire & Ice Amiga, Atari ST 1992
Uridium 2 Amiga 1993
Empire Soccer 94 Amiga 1994
Virocop Amiga 1995