TalonSoft is a leading developer and publisher of PC CD-ROM strategy, simulation, and action games. The company was founded in 1995 by Jim Rose, producer of award-winning board and computer games for Avalon Hill, and John Davidson, the former Vice-President of MIS for Alexander & Alexander. TalonSoft's mission is to create the most artistic, historically accurate, and enjoyable games on the market. All of TalonSoft's products are designed to be easy to use and have a wide appeal to gamers of all ages. TalonSoft expanded its role to becoming publisher of non-war games, ranging from action/adventure (Martian Gothic: Unification) to strategy titles (Tzar: Burden of the Crown) for small developers. But this diversification effort was not enough to turnaround operations - the company was sold to Gathering of Developers in 2003.