Thursday, 22 July 2010

Head Of Headstrong Games Parts Ways



The recent boss of game developer Headstrong Games, Bradley Crooks, has left the company as their parent company Kuju attempts to refocus the developer’s energies towards PS3 and 3DS-based projects. The team at Headstrong totalled around 70 members of staff at the start of the year but this has been reduced by about 50% and Crooks having been made redundant at the end of June. The CEO of Kuju Nigel Robbins had this to say on the matter:
"Headstrong was a bigger studio at the beginning of the year, but it was in a more fragile state than at present as a result of being pretty much solely reliant on Wii work, which as we all know has thinned a little".

"A decision was made to realign the studio and focus at the same time on broadening Headstrong's capabilities. Bradley Crooks did an excellent job leading the studio during its first growth phase following the Kuju rebranding exercise."

"It is now the turn of Steve Pritchard and Tancred Dyke-Wells to step up to the plate focusing on production and creative excellence, in the Headstrong tradition, and they are working on three significant bits of business for PlayStation 3 and DS/3DS, and will remain Wii-friendly, given their strong track record for that SKU."
Hopefully Mr. Crooks can find a suitable position elsewhere, as we hope the other former members at Headstrong Games will in due course as well. All the best to those affected.

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