US-based, environmentally friendly
Paradigm Programming LLC was founded in December of 2006 in the beautiful state of Minnesota. We do not outsource our work; each of our employees live and work right here in the United States. More information will be added soon!
Our goal is to provide reasonably priced, quality programming services. Clients have access to their product as it is being developed. We provide secure code without backdoors and programmed to protect against SQL injection. We offer a 2-month guarantee on all of our code: if you find a bug, we'll fix it for free!
We Are Environmentally Conscious
In this day and age of environmentally concerned consumers, we ensure we do our part to reduce our carbon footprint. We recycle office supplies such as paper and ink cartridges. Many of the supplies we purchase are recycled as well!
We are currently working on a timeline that details our various projects. Here's what we have so far!
Down Under Horse Stables - 1997 through present
Down Under Horse Stables (DUHS) is a horse simulation where a player may own horses, breed, train, board, and show them, own a stable, and so much more. The targeted age range for players is 12 to 15 year olds, but the actual range varies from 10 to 25 (typically).
The concept of DUHS was conceived back in 1997 when Amanda was only 12 years old. It was a manually-updating game with the same basic concepts as it has now. In 2003, Amanda learned PHP and turned the site into an automated game. There was one key problem, however. She used text files for storing and updating date. This was cumbersome and difficult to use for purposes of rankings. Her search for something better brought her to MySQL, a database program which solved a lot of her headaches. The game was reprogrammed to use the database within weeks, and VOILA! DUHS was released to the public in July, 2003.
New features were added on through-out the years, but they ended up giving the game a disjointed feeling. The features never really meshed well. In June of 2010, the game was reprogrammed from the ground up to alleviate this issue. Many features were stripped from the game and were replaced by a few new features which tied any loose ends together. The result of this revamp is the game that we have now.
Kitten Tracks - 2005 through 2012
Kitten Tracks (KT) is a realistic cat simulation game which was sold in early 2012. The goal of this game is to selectively breed and train cats and try to with the Best of Breed and Best of Game shows. This game is simple to play, but tough to master. The targeted age range is 10 to 14 year olds, with the actual age range varying from 8 to 30.
KT was created from concept to completion in a mere two weeks. There weren't any of the pitfalls that DUHS had experienced, and the game was very popular with over 100 members online during peak times.
Animal Acres - 2005 through present
In the winter of 2005, Amanda purchased Sim Stables from another programmer. The game was initially setup to include both dogs and horses whose stats were raised typically by feeding or playing with the animal. Various items had different effects.
After purchasing the game, Amanda closed it, renamed it Animal Acres (AA), and then expanded upon the original ideas. Many more species were added, including mythical beasts such as dragons and unicorns. The game has been continually added to since then.
Animal Acres' claim to fame is that it was one of the very first SIMs to include more than two species. The target age range for AA is 12 to 16 year olds, with the typical age range running from 11 to 40 years of age.
Paradigm Programming LLC - 2006 through present
It became apparent that Amanda would continue to program and own online games. Forming an LLC was an obvious next step to take! In the fall of 2006, Amanda did just that. Paradigm Programming was born!
The goal of Paradigm in relation to SIM games it owns is to ensure there is no harassment in the community. A great moderation team is selected for each game to ensure this goal is achieved. Players who harass other members are reprimanded, and depending upon the severity of the offense, they are permanently banned. Repeat offenders are not given leniency, though first-time offenders may be.
The goal of Paradigm in relation to programming for others is to ensure we create high-quality code that is efficient, secure, and bug-free. We warranty all of our code: if you find a bug within 3 months of purchase, we'll fix it for free.
Horse Mogul - 2007 through 2012
Horse Mogul is an original horse game that focuses on the racing industry. This game was later sold.
Horse Rescue SIM - 2008 through present
More info coming soon!
Sim Stables - 2009 through present
More information coming soon!
Paradigm Community - 2009 through present
Information coming soon!