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At its high point Runecraft had approximately 150 employees and satellite offices in Glasgow, Nottingham, Taunton, and Leeds. It also had a small presence in the U.S. and Japan.
Runecraft's clients included US publishers such as Hasbro, Mattel, Interplay, Activision, Crave and Ripcord. The company was initially based in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. The company was formed in April 1997 by Martin and Rodney Hooley. In the years following Runecraft rapidly expanded on the back of a number of successful projects including Spec Ops, Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX, Caesar's Palace, Scrabble and Barbie. Runecraft also developed the cancelled PlayStation port of Baldur's Gate.
Runecraft later suffered from financial troubles, speculations and poor management, which later led to the company collapsing in 2003. BBC Multimedia picked up some of the pieces to release the failed FightBox game in 2003.
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