Headfirst Productions was a British video game studio established by father and son Mike and Simon Woodroffe (Adventure Soft) in 1998. The studio was an independent developer of games for both the console and PC market.

Headfirst Productions
IndustryVideo games
FounderMike Woodroffe
Simon Woodroffe
HeadquartersCanwell, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, UK

Games Edit

Bankruptcy Edit

After having published Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth, Headfirst had problems with publisher Bethesda Softworks regarding finances. Some time after that, about half of the company left, so the second project's team (Call of Cthulhu: Destiny's End), along with some people from the Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth production team, stayed on board trying to keep working on the project, porting it to the next-gen consoles, while the directors were trying to secure a publishing deal for the game. After several months of struggle the company went into administration.

Most of the staff went on to other West Midlands game companies, namely Codemasters, Eurocom and Sega Racing Studio. In February 2006, Headfirst Productions went into administration in an effort to pay off outstanding debts owed because of production costs associated with the many years of Cthulhu development, and other unsigned projects. Assets were liquidated, employees were laid off, and the company was dissolved less than a month later.[2]

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References Edit

  1. ^ Jong, Philip (8 May 2000). "Interview Simon Woodroffe". adventurecollective.com. Archived from the original on 17 January 2001. Retrieved 4 June 2023.
  2. ^ "Headfirst Productions Company Profile". GameSpy. Archived from the original on 16 November 2007. Retrieved 17 January 2007.

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