Founded in 1980 by Pat Ketchum, Datasoft specialized in providing games and other software to the growing home based personal computer market. They not only developed their own products but also marketed software for other developers.

Most of their early systems were for Atari computers but they later added programs for the Apple II, Commodore 64/128, Amiga and (under a different brand name) Radio Shack systems. The company released their last games in the late 1980s but the Datasoft name has been used by many other unrelated organizations.