Ricky Haggett is a founder and creative director of London-based independent videogame studio Hollow Ponds. In the past ten years he has made a number of strange, playful games in collaboration with artists who are often from outside the games industry, including Hohokum, Loot Rascals, Frobisher Says and Tenya Wanya. Teens. He is also a founder of playing-in-public collective Wild Rumpus, who run videogame-related parties and events. Richard Hogg is an artist and designer who also makes videogames. He lives and works in Hastings, East Sussex. After years working mainly as an illustrator he began collaborating with Ricky Haggett/Hollow Ponds about ten years ago and has so far worked on five and a half games.
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