About AlternativeRealities

AlternativeRealities (ARSoftware) is a hobby ‘company’ created by myself (Paul Huckstepp) as a way of developing and releasing games. Originally founded back in the days of the Amiga – I spent many hours creating new and interesting games for the Amiga computer, like Falling Down (now available for mobile phones and Windows), and a strategy game series – Total Domination.

Falling Down – a game that has now been converted to the PC, won ‘Write a game in AMOS’ competition for the Amiga Format magazine. The Amiga version is available for download.

Climbing Up – was the Licenceware sequel to Falling Down

Total Domination РMy first strategy game involving two colonies fighting over the same area of land. Released via Licenceware. Please note this version is for HD install only.

Total Domination 2 – vast strategy game involving colony creation and stabilization after the destruction of the Earth. Inspired by Utopia K240. Released via Licenceware.

Ultimate Domination – My last game for the Amiga, UD was the finally chapter to the Total Domination series and brought everything together, planetary colonisation and alien invasions.


After the Amiga began to loose its battle against the PC, I swapped over, after a few months I started to learn new software development tools and techniques, including Microsoft Visual Basic.NET, Macromedia Director, ASP and then BlitzBasic, RealBasic, PHP 5, so that I could continue my love of application and game development, and now…

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My Amiga A1200 set up from the early 80’s, shown here running the original Falling Down.

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Early screenshot from Ultimate Domination.

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Screenshot from Reflex Retaliation on the PC.


Although my focus is more towards application development, I continually research potential game engines and development languages. My long term game development of Asylum continues to this day and although it has gone through a lot of changes I am still very much determined to complete and release the title.

I look forward to many great game ideas in the future.

Paul Huckstepp – AlternativeRealities