Adventure Soft

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Adventure Soft
TypePrivate
Founded1983 (Adventure International UK)
1986 (Adventure Soft UK)
1989 (Horror Soft)
1993 (Adventure Soft)
HeadquartersBirmingham, England, U.K.
Key peopleMike Woodroffe, founder
Industryvideo games
ProductsVideo games
Employeesnot disclosed
Websitehttp://www.adventuresoft.com/

Adventure Soft is an English video game developer and publisher.

Adventure International UK

Adventure International UK was founded by Mike Woodroffe in 1983.

They started out by converting the interactive fiction games by Adventure International to computers that were popular in the United Kingdom to be sold in that market under the trade name Adventure International UK, with their first releases occurring in 1983.

They began creating their own games in 1984, however, they still released their games under the Adventure International UK label until Adventure International went bankrupt in 1986.

Adventure Soft UK

Beginning in 1986, they began releasing games as Adventure Soft UK.

Horror Soft

Starting in 1989, they gained a cult following with their Elvira series of adventure-RPGs. The Elvira series was published under the Horror Soft label, with Personal Nightmare as the first game.

Adventure Soft

Since 1993, they have used the name Adventure Soft for their game releases.

They are most well known for the Simon the Sorcerer series. As the industry was shifting towards 3D action games, they made a pre-rendered adventure game called Feeble Files in 1997 and a 3D first-person adventure game called Simon 3D in 2002. These adventures did not do as well as hoped, and today Adventure Soft licenses the Simon the Sorcerer franchise to outside developers.

Video games developed by Adventure International UK

Title System Release Added to museum Notes
Adventureland Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Dragon 32/64, ZX Spectrum 1983 April 23, 2011 Port of an Adventure International game.
Pirate Adventure Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Dragon 32/64, ZX Spectrum 1983 April 23, 2011 Port of an Adventure International game.
Secret Mission Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Dragon 32/64, ZX Spectrum 1983 April 23, 2011 Port of an Adventure International game.
The Count Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Dragon 32/64, ZX Spectrum 1984 April 23, 2011 Port of an Adventure International game.
Ghost Town Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Dragon 32/64, ZX Spectrum 1984 April 23, 2011 Port of an Adventure International game.
Golden Voyage Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Dragon 32/64, ZX Spectrum 1984 April 23, 2011 Port of an Adventure International game.
Ghost Town Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Dragon 32/64, ZX Spectrum 1984 April 23, 2011 Port of an Adventure International game.
Gremlins: The Adventure Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Dragon 32/64, ZX Spectrum 1984 Not yet
Pyramid of Doom Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Dragon 32/64, ZX Spectrum 1984 April 23, 2011 Port of an Adventure International game.
Questprobe featuring the Hulk BBC Micro, ZX Spectrum 1984 April 23, 2011 Port of an Adventure International game.
Questprobe featuring Spider-Man BBC Micro, ZX Spectrum 1984 April 23, 2011 Port of an Adventure International game.
Return to Pirate's Island Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Dragon 32/64, ZX Spectrum 1984 April 23, 2011 Port of an Adventure International game.
Strange Odyssey Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Dragon 32/64, ZX Spectrum 1984 April 23, 2011 Port of an Adventure International game.
Savage Island: Part One Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Dragon 32/64, ZX Spectrum 1984 April 23, 2011 Port of an Adventure International game.
Savage Island: Part Two Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Dragon 32/64, ZX Spectrum 1984 April 23, 2011 Port of an Adventure International game.
Voodoo Island Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Dragon 32/64, ZX Spectrum 1984 April 23, 2011 Port of an Adventure International game.
Questprobe featuring Human Torch and the Thing Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, ZX Spectrum 1985 Not yet Port of an Adventure International game.
Robin of Sherwood: The Touchstones of Rhiannon Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Dragon 32/64, ZX Spectrum 1985 Not yet
Seas of Blood Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Dragon 32/64, ZX Spectrum 1985 Not yet
Super Gran - The Adventure Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Dragon 32/64, ZX Spectrum 1985 Not yet

Video games developed by Adventure Soft UK

Title System Release Added to museum Notes
Blizzard Pass Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Dragon 32/64, ZX Spectrum 1986 Not yet
Captain America in: The Doom Tube of Dr. Megalomann Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum 1987 Not yet
Kayleth Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum 1986 Not yet
Masters of the Universe: Super Adventure BBC Micro, Commdodore 64, ZX Spectrum 1986 Not yet
Masters of Universe: The Arcade Game Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commdodore 64, ZX Spectrum 1986 Not yet
Rebel Planet Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Dragon 32/64, ZX Spectrum 1986 Not yet
Temple of Terror Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Dragon 32/64, ZX Spectrum 1986 Not yet

Video games developed by Horror Soft

Title System Release Added to museum Notes
Personal Nightmare Amiga, Atari ST, DOS 1989 December 29, 2012
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS 1990 Not yet
Elvira II: The Jaws of Cerberus Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS 1991 Not yet
Waxworks Amiga, DOS 1992 January 22, 2009

Video games developed by Adventure Soft

Title System Release Added to museum Notes
Simon the Sorcerer Amiga, Android, Amiga CD32, DOS, iOS, RiscOS 1993 July 29, 2012
Simon the Sorcerer II: The Lion, the Wizard and the Wardrobe Amiga, Android, DOS, iOS 1995 July 29, 2012
The Feeble Files Amiga, WarpOS, Windows 1997 August 7, 2015
Simon the Sorcerer's Pinball Windows 1998 Not yet
Simon the Sorcerer Puzzle Pack Windows 1998 March 16, 2015
Simon the Sorcerer 3D Windows 2002 July 29, 2012