Next level engineering

PH3 games specializes in the engineering aspects of game development.

We provide renowned high-quality ports, as well as consulting related to performance aspects: optimization, parallelization, refactoring and tuning.

Some of our previous projects

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II

ToCS2

After our work on Trails of Cold Steel I, we were provided with the opportunity to take on the complete PC porting project for its sequel from the start. Over the course of this project, we implemented all the PC-specific features of the ToCS1 port, added additional voiced lines by partially reverse-engineering the existing asset conversion pipeline, and also implemented full platform support for both Steam and GoG Galaxy features.

We also devised and implemented a novel instant resume feature which was widely reported on during development, e.g. at PC gamer here.

ToCS 2 is currently rated overwhelmingly positive on Steam, with many reviews pointing out the quality of the port.

Rez Infinite

Rez Infinite

For Rez Infinite, we were contacted by Enhance Games to provide additional technical QA and feedback for the PC and VR versions, on a small scale and rapid timeframe.

We examined all modes of the game and provided some feedback regarding controls and performance, which was implemented in the final release. We also identified a specific rendering bug in the classic VR mode.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I

ToCS1

For Trails of Cold Steel, we were contacted by XSEED to investigate the performance and loading times issues of an existing PC port in development. After extensive profiling, we improved loading times and performance significantly, but noted that far better results could be achieved by migrating to a DX11 renderer.

XSEED gave the green light, and we took over the port, moving to a new renderer and implementing a number of additional features for the PC version: trSSAA, unlocked FPS, HBAO+ ambient occlusion, higher quality shadows, LoD settings, a smart turbo mode, and ultrawide aspect ratio support.

ToCS 1 is currently rated overwhelmingly positive on Steam, with many reviews pointing out the quality of the port.

Testimonials from our partners

I first reached out to Peter to help with a difficult project due to his sterling reputation as a hobbyist programmer, but I was quickly impressed by his professionalism and responsiveness. On two separate occasions where the originally contracted team had essentially stated it was impossible to increase the performance any further, Peter was able to optimize the titles significantly with barely any support or additional tools. Our confidence in his abilities grew even more once we gave him a full project from start to finish, which he delivered on schedule with quality that exceeded our already high expectations of his work.
I cannot recommend Peter highly enough for anyone wanting the best running PC game possible.
Ken Berry, Executive Vice President, Xseed Games
Peter absolutely earns his reputation as THE gold-standard when it comes to PC Gaming -- and it's a nice bonus that he's also such a pleasure to work with.
Mark MacDonald, VP of Production, Enhance Games

Contact us

Please contact us at games@ph3.at if you are interested in discussing a project. We look forward to hearing from you!