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Simon Woodroffe (born 21 September 1974) is a British video gamedesigner​ and creative director​ at Rare. He currently resides in Stratford-on-Avon​.[2][3]

 

Early life and education

Woodroffe attended Solihull School​ and Birmingham University​ where he studied artificial intelligence​ until 1994.

 

Careeer

In 1990 Woodroffe had already become Lead Designer for AdventureSoft​ UK Ltd and designed several hit video games such as Elvira: Mistress of the Dark​, Simon the Sorcerer​ and Simon the Sorcerer 2​, while still at school and attending University[11]

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Simon the Sorcerer intro (credit Squakenet)

 

Woodroffe went on to found Headfirst Productions​ in 1998, where he worked on Simon the Sorcerer 3D​ and Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth. Woodroffe became Studio Creative Director of Midway Games​ in 2006, working on Wheelman​ and Necessary Force. In 2009, Woodroffe became Head of Game Design for Sega​ West in Solihull​ where he was involved in the design of Sonic the Hedgehog 4, Renegade Ops, Rise of Nightmares​​, Sonic Generations among many others.[4][10][5]

 

Woodroffe is noted for creating several video game characters including Calypso the Druid, Sordid the evil Sorcerer, Feeble and Simon the Sorcerer.[7]​ Andrew Brazier noted several parallels between Woodroffe's character Simon the Sorcerer and Harry Potter​.[8]

 

Simon the Sorcerer has it's own wiki​.[9]

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