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Full name: Hothouse Creations
Established: Oct 1996
Closed: 12 Jun 2007
Reason: Closed by parent company Zoo Digital

Hothouse Creations came into this world in 1996, releasing its first title, Gangsters: Organized Crime, at the end of 1998. Within the next year the company released Cutthroats: Terror on the High Seas and Abomination: The Nemesis Project. Hothouse has since diversified into producing licensed titles based on popular TV products, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, Sky Sports Football Quiz, and American Idols / Pop Idol.

Known as one of Europe's leading developers, working with publishers such as Eidos, THQ and Konami, the company was acquired by ZOO Digital in March 2004. Hothouse continued as a company operating within the ZOO group for another three years, but was ultimately dissolved in 2007. A year later, ZOO itself was acquired by GreenScreen Interactive.

Software Highlights from Credited Titles

Hothouse's first work that SPOnG is aware of is the 1998 title, "Gangsters: Organised Crime" (PC).

The company has been involved titles released on the PC, PS2, Power Mac, GBA, PlayStation and Dreamcast. Of these, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" (PC), "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" (PlayStation), "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" (Dreamcast), "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? 2nd Edition" (PC) and "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? 2nd Edition" (PlayStation) have been best selling titles.

The company's most recent involvement was on the 2005 release "Crime Life: Gang Wars" (PS2).

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Related Press Releases

Hothouse goes hunting at GDC

More games on the way...

18 Mar 2004

ZOO Digital acquires Hothouse

Bristol hotshots go to Sheffield.

04 Mar 2004

Eidos Launch 2 New Titles and a New Look Premier Range

The new titles are Thief 2: The Metal Age and Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation.

22 Feb 2001

Millionaire Hits A Million

Chris Tarrant on tap in over a million homes.

31 Jan 2001

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Phone-A-Friend and tell them the TV quiz sensation of the year is here.

29 Sep 2000

Hothouse Creations Announces The Release Of Cutthroats: Terror On The High Seas For PC CD-ROM

Hothouse Creations announces the release of its strategy simulation game, Cutthroats: Terror on the High Seas, for the PC.

07 Feb 2000

It’s The End Of The World As We Know It.

Hothouse Creations today announced the real-time tactical strategy game, Abomination: The Nemesis Project, for the PC.

11 Nov 1999

Pump ‘em Full Of Lead !

Hothouse Creations announces the real-time strategy game, Gangsters 2, for the PC.

09 Nov 1999

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