Positech Games

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Positech Games
Industry Video games
Founded 1997 in UK
Founder Cliff Harris
Products Democracy
Gratuitous Space Battles
Website www.positech.co.uk

Positech Games is a video game developer based in the United Kingdom. The company was founded in 1997 and belongs to the former Lionhead Studios programmer Cliff Harris. The company has published a number of PC games. One of the most notable publications by Positech is the strategy game of policy shift Democracy. Positech is known for making complex simulation games.

Harris has been, and remains, an outspoken critic of the labour practices of the principal of the games industry "triple A", particularly for its culture of long hours and lack of contact between developers and players. In August 2008, Harris wrote an entry on his blog aimed at pirates asking them why they pirated games.[1] The response was overwhelming, resulting in thousands of posts on sites like Facebook, Slashdot and Reddit. By way of response, Harris promised to reduce the prices of their games, not to use any DRM, and take care of the concerns of the "pirates" on the weight of the demos and quality of gaming.



  1. ^ http://positech.co.uk/talkingtopirates.html
  2. ^ "Positech Games". GAMESPOT. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 

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