|Teque #124 |
Games developed: 3
Games published: 1
Period: 1992 - 1995
Old name of Krisalis Software. Here's the history from the company's website:
"Teque Software, formed by Tony Kavanagh and two experienced games programmers, Peter Harrap (creator of the famous Monty Mole) and Shaun Hollingworth. All three had been previously employed by the same company, and with the advent of the blossoming 16 bit market they saw a golden opportunity to 'go it alone'.
The first projects, completed with just a few new recruits, were a mix of original projects (Terramex, Flintstones, Thunderbirds) and conversions of arcade titles (Pacmania, Xybots, Continental Circus) for other companies, across all the popular platforms of the day, both 8 and 16 bit.
As the number of employees began to increase the company moved from their small offices into the bigger building that they occupy presently. As the scale of the company increased it was possible for Teque to release games of their own, rather than rely totally on bigger companies such as Grandslam and Domark as they had done before. It was decided that a new name was required for this and so Krisalis came into being although the original spelling of the name, 'Chrysalis', was changed within weeks of the release of the first game.
The first Krisalis project, released in 1988, was the science fiction exploration game Prison. Although the Krisalis label was now established, Teque carried on producing many successful games for other companies.
1989 saw the company reached new heights with the release of Manchester United the official computer game. Well received by all who saw it, it was the first game to successfully blend a playable arcade style football game with a management side. The Manchester United game concept was developed further with the release of Manchester United Europe, Manchester United Premier League Champions and Manchester United: The Double. As well as Manchester United, Krisalis have also worked with John Barnes of Liverpool & England fame, Graham Taylor in his time as England manager, the PFA and Sheffield Wednesday as well as handling UEFA Champions League, FA, Premier League and Bundesliga licensed titles.
The Teque name was eventually dropped in 1991 in favour of Krisalis but the Krisalis building is still known as 'Teque House'."
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