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Palace Software was a British video game publisher and developer during the 1980s based in London, England. It was notable for the Barbarian and Cauldron series of games for 8-bit home computer platforms, in particular the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64. It caused some controversy with its advertisements in computer magazines, particularly for Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax which featured Page Three girl Maria Whittaker as a scantily-clad female warrior.

Palace's developers included programmer Steve Brown[1] and musician Richard Joseph.[2]

In 1991, Palace Software's parent company, Palace Group, sold it to Titus Software.[3]

Notable releases[]


  1. SINCLAIR INFOSEEK - SEARCH RESULTS, Steve Brown. World of Spectrum. Retrieved on 2009-01-23
  2. Richard Joseph. World of Spectrum. Retrieved on 2009-01-23
  3. Carroll, Martyn (30 March 2006). "Company Profile: Palace Software". Retro Gamer (Bournemouth, United Kingdom: Imagine Publishing) (23): pp. 66–69. ISSN 1742-3155. 

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