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]


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

  • 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).


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


External links

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