Hi Tech Expressions was an American video game publisher and developer headquartered in Lower Manhattan, New York City. The company was established in 1988. During the course of its existence, the company published primarily juvenile-oriented games for young boys and girls. While it published a few adolescent-oriented games including Hunt for Red October and War in Middle Earth (derived from the classic book The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien), it could not shake its reputation for publishing games marketed towards children. The company shut down in 1997. It developed two games during its operation.