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Citizens, you have a new quest!

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

We asked for names, and you gave them to us.  One of those names was so salty and delicious, we couldn’t pass it up.  The Baconing.

To celebrate this epic new name, we want to see your bacon pictures and photos.  Post them to the Hothead facebook page for a chance to win a hothead mug. We can’t wait to see how epic-ly greasy you’ll go!

Name the next DeathSpank game!

Friday, April 15th, 2011

At Hothead Games we always respect the opinions of our fans and followers, but more importantly we act upon the contractual obligations of the heroes in our games. With that in mind, and DeathSpank standing directly over my shoulder, we would like to share an open letter that was hand delivered very recently, as it is addressed to you the fans (hereafter referred to as the “Downtrodden”).

The letter –

“Greetings Worshippers! DeathSpank here, requesting assistance from the Downtrodden in hopes of finding a new Quest filled with full doses of Dispensing Justice.

I have been searching the Hothead blog recently for how many times I could find my name and amongst some stupid little blue creatures that I swore I made extinct in my previous adventures, I noticed some of you suggested ideas for my next journey.

Well…times are tough and although every good hero deserves a break, I haven’t Vanquished Evil for what feels like a console generation or more…and a hero can only go so long before he feels the need to start jabbing pointy things into unsuspecting bystanders.

So…I, DeathSpank, am calling on YOU, the Downtrodden to help me convince those incredibly unfocused, preoccupied and clearly sidetracked people at Hothead Games to send me on my next quest.

With every hero’s adventure comes an amazing quest and that quest requires an even greater name. So I need you to inspire the creators of my world to get me back to work. And hurry please…my heroic fridge is running low on chicken legs and ice cream bars.”

Here at Hothead Games, we hate to see heroes go hungry, so do your part and help end hero hunger. We want to know what YOU would call DeathSpank’s next game?
Anything goes, so be creative and send in your best ideas by posting your name suggestions in the comments.

Name ideas such as “Fires of Bacon” and “Quest of the Downtrodden” have already been sent in so jump to it fast and do it now! We look forward to reading your ideas over at our Forums.

DeathSpank Art Book?

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Hello Hothead Fans, we would like your input! We thought that you would really enjoy a DeathSpank art book, then as we started looking into the idea further we had the idea that it would be really fun to do a pop-up book.

Would you guys and gals be interested in pre-ordering a pop-up book that had 5 or 6 spreads like the ones below for $60? The picture below is of an awesome Harry Potter pop-up book we got for reference. The price point may sound steep, but we won’t be producing many of these books so they’ll be pricey for us to make.

If we get enough excitement built up, we’ll setup a pre-order system and we’ll get this project started!

Let us know what you think by leaving a comment in our forums.

Start a flame war about this news post over on the Hothead forums.

Check Out Hothead’s Upcoming Game Swarm!

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Hothead has been hard at work on Swarm since very early on in the studio’s history and we are really excited to see Swarm finally get released to the public in early 2011.

Head on over to Swarm’s website mentioned above and check out the game and let us know what you think over on the Swarm forums at

You can also follow future updates on the Swarm game on Twitter, Facebook and through our RSS feed (which isn’t working right now, but should be up and running soon!).

DeathSpank Official Soundtrack Released!

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Clearly you’ve been a very good boy or girl this year, because you’re getting a present from all of us!

The official DeathSpank Soundtrack is now available for download here, or grab it via BitTorrent.

The music for DeathSpank was composed by Jeff Tymoschuk, a long-time Hothead collaborator. Find out more about Jeff’s music by visiting his web site.

From all of us at Hothead, the very best to you this holiday and all the best for 2011!