ABOUT POSITECH GAMES

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Positech Games is a one man company based in the UK (England). It was formed by gaming geek Cliff Harris in 1997. Cliff has been writing and selling games for >24 years now. Cliff does almost all the programming and design for all of his games(obviously not the ones developed by third-party studios) , which use an engine he coded from scratch in C++. He also handles all the tech support and marketing of the games. Yup, Cliff works pretty darned hard. He also has to contend with his highly demanding cats Juno and Freddie during his working day. Cliff used to work for a UK company called Elixir, who did Republic and Evil Genius. After that he worked at Lionhead as an AI / Game coder for 'The Movies' When that game finished he left to work for himself fulltime.

At the start of 2006, Cliff worked for Maxis on a 'gameplay prototype' for the 'Sims' franchise, then he started making games just for his own company.Positech Games has been Cliff's full-time job ever since. Cliff also now runs Positech Energy.

THE CORPORATE FAT CATS

All proper programmers have cats. Cat's are low-maintenance pets that you can ignore during debugging difficult problems, and then watch them ignore you when you in the mood for company. Cats also help reduce the stress levels caused by debugging directx in a multi-threaded application. Because of these positive qualities, Positechs office is shared with two cats. Juno and Freddie.

MORE CAT PICTURES

DIRECT COMMUNICATION

If you deal with positech on our forums, or by email for tech support, or ask us questions on reddit, youtube, facebook, steam or our own site, you are talking to me: Cliff. This is not some hired intern pretending to be me, its actually me. The programmer and designer of the game is the same person who deals with the players and reads their feedback and suggestions.

PC CENTRIC GAMES

Personally I am a big PC-gamer. I do not even own any consoles. I hate it when supposedly PC-games ask me to press button X, or have a main menu designed purely for a gamepad. I make games for big monitors and Mouse and Keyboard. I support modding, and code my games to run on a range of screen resolutions and video card capabilities. PC gaming FTW.

THE CHARITY THINGS

In 2015, Positech donated money to build a school in Africa. To be precise, in in the village of Mbalengue in the East Region of Cameroon. The whole school is being funded by us, and we are massively massively proud to be doing so. We blogged about it here. We have built a second school since then

In 2016, Positech joined forces with some other devs and the charity 'War Child' to raise $15,000 for children affected by war. Details here Then in 2017 we did it again and raised another $10,000.

WHERE TO BUY?

When you buy games from us, we get about 95% of the money. the 5% goes to our credit card payment provider. There is NO MIDDLEMAN. Obviously a lot of people buy our games through Steam and similar services. that's fine. We understand why some people prefer that. We do get asked which sales channel means we get the most money, and the answer is to buy direct from us.