Synapse software was a US-based software company. It had its headquarters in Richmond, California. The company was founded by Ihor Wolosenko and Ken Grant and belonged in the 1980s to the better known software houses. Among the well-known productions include Fort Apocalypse by Steve Hales, Blue Max, Shamus by William Mataga and Adventure Mind Wheel.
The cover of the synapse games were designed by Tim Boxell, who had previously drawn comics and was a friend of Wolosenko.
1984 came synapse in financial difficulties and closed in October 1984 an agreement governing the acquisition by Brøderbund. A year later, Synapse has been completely closed due to lack of profitability.