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    Human Head Studios, Inc.

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    Human Head Studios is best known for their game Prey.

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    Human Head Studios, Inc. last edited by Mopopolis on 05/15/22 11:37PM View full history

    Human Head Studios was 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.


    A day after the release of Rune 2, Human Head studios announced it was closing its doors and reforming as Roundhouse Studios under Bethesda, this lead to Ragnarok Game filing a $100 million dollar lawsuit against Human Head Studios, Bethesda Softworks and ZeniMax alleging that they had tried to sabotage Rune 2's launch due to it being seen as a competitor to Skyrim.


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