Sherston Software was started in 1983 by two teachers writing educational games for the BBC Micro. The company is named after the Wiltshire village they were based in.
They went on to create games for the Acorn Archimedes before moving on to Windows PCs.
In 2010 Sherston transferred their educational games for schools to an online subscription model.
In 2015, Sherston were a acquired by private-equity backed investor Big Clever Learning, with an initial investment of £7 million into ‘building the next generation of online education brands’.
However, it appears that Sherston ceased trading in early 2019.
Notable titles include Mapventure and The Worst Witch on BBC Micro, the Arcventure series and The Crystal Rainforest for Archimedes, and The Map Detectives for PC.
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