5th April 2016. Sheffield, UK.
The first result from Sumo Digital’s inaugural game-jam is finally here!
Welcome to Snake Pass; a physical action-puzzle game that sees the player slither, curl and climb their way through increasingly challenging worlds filled with evermore intricate obstacles and fiendishly mind-bending objectives!
Snake Pass is the wriggling brainchild of Seb Liese, who originally came to Sumo from Holland to work on the LittleBigPlanet team. His prototype of ‘real snake physics’ captured the entire studio’s imagination and we’re really proud of the results so far!
Snake Pass is playable on Sumo’s stand at EGX Rezzed this week – slide on by and let us know what you think!
After winning the Game Jam at the end of 2015, Seb was given a team of pros from within Sumo to develop his idea, scaling it up from a ‘snake physics’ tech demo to a playable demo with fleshed-out levels of reptilian action puzzling.
Seb joined Sumo four years ago, giving up his job as a biology teacher in Holland to join the studio as a designer. When not teaching, Seb was active in the LittleBigPlanet community where, as one of the most popular creators, Sumo spotted his talent and offered him a full-time job at their Sheffield HQ.
“I can hardly believe that my hobby of creating within a community has turned into my dream job as a game designer. As a student I had a pet snake and was fascinated by the way it moved – I didn’t know at the time that this would become the inspiration for my first game demo. As a designer I guess you never know what will trigger an idea.”
Paul Porter, COO of Sumo Digital said, “The Game Jam is a new initiative for us. Its main objectives are to give staff an extra outlet for their creativity and for us to explore the possibility of creating our own IP. We’re looking forward to seeing the public’s response to Snake Pass at Rezzed.”
Media pack of screen shots and game video can be found at: Snake Pass
Media Contact: Alison Beasley, Lincoln Beasley PR.
E: Alison@lincolnbeasley.co.uk M: + 44(0) 7966 449 130
Sumo Digital is expanding its UK and wholly owned India studios, recruiting across all disciplines, visit www.sumo-digital.com for information.
NorthEdge Capital LLP recently backed Sumo Digital’s management team to complete an MBO from Foundation 9 Entertainment.
About Sumo Digital
Based in Sheffield & Nottingham, UK and Pune, India Sumo Digital employs 280 staff developing successful games across all platforms and genres. Recognised for its versatility, proprietary technology, creativity and high Metacritic, Sumo Digital’s portfolio of games includes Little Big Planet 3, Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed, Forza Horizon 2 – Fast & Furious and Disney Infinity. The studio is also developing Dead Island 2 (Deep Silver) and Crackdown 3 in collaboration with Reagent and Microsoft.
The sensitive, creative and intelligent use of licensed IP has become one of Sumo’s core competencies. At the 2013 Tiga Game Awards Sumo won Best Arcade Game (Large Studio) and Outstanding Leadership Awards. In 2015 Sumo won a prestigious DICE award for ‘Best Family Game’ and 3 gongs at the Tiga Awards for ‘Best Social Game’ (Little Big Planet 3), UK Heritage Award and Outstanding Individual Award for CEO Carl Cavers. For more information visit: Sumo