Interceptor Micros also known as Interceptor Software (and later as Interceptor Group) was a developer/publisher of video games for various 8bit and 16bit computer systems popular in Western Europe during the eighties and early nineties.
In addition to publishing games and utilities under the Interceptor label the company ran a tape and later disc duplication business, a print shop and associated graphic design studio, manufactured dual size cassette tape cases under the Compact Case Company brand and also published budget priced software under the Players and Players Premiere labels, and a couple of full-price titles under the premium Pandora label.
The company was owned and operated by father and son team Julian and Richard Jones, out of various locations in and around the small town of Tadley, near Basingstoke in Hampshire, England. At the height of its success the company employed around thirty people, but fell victim to the 90's video game decline, and went out of business in the early nineties.
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Interceptor Micros had two budget labels called Players Software and Players Premier, releasing games at £1.99 and £2.99 respectively. They also had a premium price label, Pandora and towards the end of life of the company, a 16-bit label called Fun Factory.
- Circa 1982 the company was known as Interceptor Micros/Interceptor Software.
- From 1986 to 1991 the company published budget priced games under the Players Software (Players) label for £1.99 and £2.99 under the Players Premier label.
- In 1987 the company launched a new premium priced game label by the name of Pandora.
- During 1991 to 1992 a small selection of games were released under the Fun Factory label owned by the company.