Hothead Games

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Hothead Games
Basic Information
Company Type
Corporation
Foundation
2006
Product(s)
[[DeathSpank]] and [[Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness]]
Industry
Video games
Key People
Ian Wilkinson, President & CEO
Vlad Ceraldi, Director of Game Development
Joel DeYoung, Director of Game Technology
Ron Gilbert, Creative Director

Hothead Games is an independent video game developer and publisher based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Hothead is best known for its role-playing/adventure video game series, On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, based on the Penny Arcade webcomic. Hothead self-publishes its games with a focus on offering accessible gameplay and episodic content through digital distribution.[citation needed]

History[edit | edit source]

Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Hothead was founded in March 2006 as a privately funded independent developer and publisher with a focus on offering accessible game play and exceptional content through digital distribution.

Hothead's first game was Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One, released for download worldwide on May 21, 2008.

Awards and recognition[edit | edit source]

  • The Canadian New Media Awards (CNMA) recognized Hothead as the "Most Promising New Company of the Year" (May 2007).
  • Swarm (in development) was selected as a finalist in the Telefilm Canada's Great Canadian Video Game Competition (March 2007) and won the "People's Choice" award.
  • Business in Vancouver awarded Hothead CEO Vlad Ceraldi a spot in its 2007 "Forty Under 40" list as one of Vancouver's outstanding entrepreneurs.
  • Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One was nominated as a "Best Downloadable Content" finalist in G4TV's GPhoria 2008.
  • Hothead was recognized as one of The Gamasutra 20's list of "Breakthrough Developers" (August 2008).

Leadership[edit | edit source]

Ian Wilkinson – President & CEO
Co-founder of Radical Entertainment

Vlad Ceraldi – Director of Game Development
Former Radical Entertainment producer on The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction[1] and The Simpsons Hit & Run.

Joel DeYoung – Director of Game Technology
Former Radical Entertainment producer on Crash Tag Team Racing.[2]

Ron Gilbert – Creative Director
Creator and designer of Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island 1 and 2. Co-founder of Humongous Entertainment.

Games in development[edit | edit source]

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External links[edit | edit source]

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