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Founded: 1983
Defunct: 1991-12
Merged into: Acclaim Entertainment (1992)
Irwin House, 118 Southwark St., London, SE1 OSW, United Kingdom[1]

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Mirrorsoft was a video game software publisher headquartered in the United Kingdom, owned by Mirror Group Newspapers.

It was founded as a publisher of educational software before moving into games. Mirrorsoft's most notable game was Tetris; they were responsible for passing on the arcade rights and illegitimate console rights they acquired from Andromeda Software to Atari Games/Tengen, who would pass the Japanese arcade rights and illegitimate Mega Drive rights to Sega. All of Mirrorsoft's Sega games were published either through their publishing labels Arena and Image Works.

Due to financial troubles at Mirror Group in the latter half of 1991, Mirrorsoft ceased trading in December, and its assets were bought by Acclaim Entertainment in early 1992[2][3]. The Image Works brand survived for a short period of time (a small handful of its titles being re-published by Virgin Games in the latter half of 1992), while Arena was maintained until 1994 after which everything was merged under a single Acclaim brand.