Headless Chicken Games
Based in San Jose,Costa Rica

Founding date:
August, 2013


Press / Business contact:


GI Joe Operation Blackout
Cobra Kai
Cobra Kai 2
Night Raid
Nickelodeon All Star Brawl

450 Mts al sur de la Universidad Fidelitas Campus San Pedro
Casa I13
San Pedro de Montes de Oca
San Jose, Costa Rica

+00 (506) 88 24 70 19


We're a games studio based in Costa Rica focused on creating new experiences for console, mobile and the PC/Mac platforms.We believe that a great experience can come in any form, where gameplay and aesthetics converge to create something mesmerizing.


Headless Beginnings

Our story begins on a crazy evening in 2010, after coming back with new energy from GDC, JP spoke with a friend about starting a game development company, something that was completely different, that wouldn't be limited by genres or previous experiences, a company that would make the things that we'd be thrilled to play, experiences that could touch others souls. And so Horses on Fire was born, a couple of days later the name changed, and this time it stuck. Headless Chicken Games started working as a side project since that day, and eventhough the other founder parted ways (don't worry he is still a really good friend with us) it eventually became JPs main project.

Its dangerous to go alone

After finally becoming a company (with lawyers and all that stuff) we started pushing the project that had been in the works previously, it was known at some point as Cassette, and it started with a drawing, at the time, part of the team was working on a great project called "Gamestar" that we hope you can all play one day. With Cassette, the dream started becoming a reality.

Great News Everyone

We started working on concepts and assembling a great team, we looked for some of the best national talent on the art, music and design departments and we got them. From that point forward we just kept growing, we applied to a Business Incubator Competition, where we got to be finalists. We presented our proposal to Sony Playstation, and we were accepted for the Playstation Latinamerica Incubation Program. We were even featured on the PS4 launch event in Panama.

Now what?

We are very thrilled to be able to have our dream jobs, working as hard as possible on our project Pause, Play, Stop . We hope you really enjoy it and have a blast with it. I know we are having a blast making it for you

Now what? (2018 Update)

It's been a while since we have updated this presskit, but a lot of happy things have happened, we have been churning out several games, PPS became let me go, and right now, it looks amazing. We got featured at Sony's E3 on 2015, and they flew us to San Francisco for GDC, though some people are gone, we have new comers that bring amazing stuff to the table. Then there's the exciting announcment of our succesful kickstarter campaign for Super Combat Fighter. so again, lots of things have been happening and we hope a lot more will happen soon.




download all screenshots & photos as .zip (11MB)

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Finalist of the CIE-TEC Entrepreneurs competition (out of 200 proposals, top 8)" - San Jose, 3 December, 2013
  • "Sony Playstation Latin America Incubation Program" - October, 2013
  • "Showcased at E3 2015" - July, 2015

Selected Articles

  • "Creemos al 100% en el talento nacional, y la mejor forma de respaldarlo es darle promocion"
    - Revista Level UP,

JP Personal Twitter Account https:.

Samples available at https:.

Team & Repeating Collaborator

Alvaro Gabriel Monge
CFO and Financial Genius

Jose Pablo "loko08" Monge
Game Desginer,CEO,Hat user

Josue Soto
Programmer, Headless Chicken Games

Jose Vargas
Artist, Musician Extraordinaire, Headless Chicken Games

Fabian Balmaceda
Intern,The Rock Lookalike, Headless Chicken Games

Jose Andres Chinchilla
Programmer,Cat Owner, Headless Chicken Games

presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks