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Headfirst Productions

Overview

Headfirst Productions, established in 1997 as the separate development wing of Adventure Soft Publishing, was run by Mike Woodroffe and Simon Woodroffe, the developers behind the original Simon the Sorcerer games. Both have a long pedigree of adventure and RPG titles dating back to platforms such as the Spectrum and even the BBC Micro. The company was located in Sutton Coldfield, England.

The company released Simon the Sorcerer 3D in 2002, but then sold the entire franchise to Silver Style Entertainment e.K. in December 2005.

Their last game was Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth for the Xbox (2005) and Windows (2006). It had been in development for 6 years, of which 2 years without the backing of a publisher and with unpaid wages. In February 2006, the company announced only a few people remained to finish the PC port of the game. The other announced titles, Destiny's End (working title: Tainted Legacy) and At the Mountains of Madness, were cancelled and the company went into administration. Previously, various developers had already left for Codemasters, Bioware and Eurosoft.

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