Human Head Studios is an independent, privately owned game developer located in Madison, Wisconsin. Human Head Studios was founded in 1997 by six former developers from Raven Software - Chris Rhinehart, Paul MacArthur, Shane Gurno, Ben Gokey, James Sumwalt, Ted Halsted, and later joined by game producer Tim Gerritsen.
They began as a single team development studio, dedicated to creating the highest quality video games. Their first title was the highly innovative and award winning Rune, a third-person Viking action game. In 2005 had the studio expanded to more than 35 game developers and in 2006 they released the first-person shooter Prey, which was executive produced by 3D Realms.