About Aific

Aific is a loosely organized group of young programmers who share an interest in developing all kinds of software - ranging from boring budgetary software and unsuccessful attempts at an intelligent chatting program to some of the best, kick-ass computer games of the modern era. Our members specialize in different fields - computer programming (for the most part in C++, Java, Delphi, Pascal, and Assembler), two- and three-dimensional graphics, philosophical thinking, sound effects, bringing coffee to the main programmer and thorough testing. We are all from Slovakia, but many of us spend a lot of time outside our home country.

Peter Macko is perhaps Aific's most skilled programmer. In addition to having programmed CotoBall, he has created several other interesting projects, such as SeaConquest (a turn-based naval strategy game), Artillery Simulator (a rigorous simulation of artillery fire), and Aific Presentation (a program which allows for impressive graphic presentations). Feel free to check out his programs on this website. Peter graduated from Brandeis University, MA, USA, where he majored in Computer Science and Mathematics. He is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Computer Science at Harvard University, MA, USA. You can find more information on Peter's academic website

Marek Hlaváč is the author of Sedliak, a program which attempts to simulate a lighthearted discussion between the user and a psychiatrist. His recent programming projects include Marek's Table Maker, a user-friendly tool to create professional-looking tables in Microsoft Excel and an adaptation of the well-known Hangman pen-and-pencil game for the STATA statistical package. Marek is currently pursuing a doctorate in Political Economy and Government at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He holds a Bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, in Economics from Princeton University and a Master's degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University. You can find more information on Marek's personal website.

Andrej Hollý is a very talented artist, whose original graphic design, whether 2D or 3D, has significantly improved the appearance of our computer games, especially SeaConquest. Some of Andrej's artwork can be found on the Aific website in the Graphics section. He holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia.

We also have several less active members, whose contributions have been very valuable. Filip Langer did an impressive job in character animation for CotoBall as well as some other graphics-related work for some of the not yet released projects. Filip is currently studying Dental Medicine at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. Ján Dzurek, while he was still active, spent entire days doing kick-ass computer graphics, and has also designed Aific's current logo.