Hello and welcome to the last edition of 2022 for Sumo Digital’s In the News!
As we head towards the end of another great year at Sumo Digital we’ve seen several announcements and features land celebrating the hard work and success of our people and the games we make. Join us as we take a look at the projects and news covered by the media throughout November and into December.
THREE’S THE MAGIC NUMBER
Sackboy: A Big Adventure won its third BAFTA in November, winning the Games category at the Children and Young People BAFTAs Awards.
Read about the full list of winners here.
LITTLE ORPHEUS WINS BIG
Technicolor side-scrolling platformer Little Orpheus, developed by our very own The Chinese Room and published by Sumo Group’s publishing division Secret Mode, was honoured with a win at the Indie X Awards in November. The game won ‘Game of the Show’.
Check out the full list of winners right here.
ONE OF THE BEST FOR PUZZLES
GameRant featured Spyder in its round-up of the best puzzle games to check out on Apple Arcade, we’re happy to see that our little Agent 8 made the list!
Read more here.
TAKING THE THRONE
Sticking with GameRant (thanks folks), the media site also featured a piece on Sumo Nottingham and Gun Interactive’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and how they believe it is set to be the asymmetrical horror game to “dethrone” Dead by Daylight.
CLASS OF 2023
Sumo Digital’s Studio Marketing Executive Cherish Goldstraw has been included among Safe In Our World’s ‘Class of 2023’.
You can view the full list right here.
Sumo Sheffield’s Franchise Development Director Steve Lycett was on hand to answer questions on all things Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed for a feature with Mega Visions, taking a trip down memory lane to discuss the development of the game.
Read the full interview here.
INDIA AND THE GLOBAL GAMING MARKET
Over to Sumo India now, and Studio Director Stewart Neal spoke to BW Gaming World about setting up a games development studio in the country, and how it differs from the wider gaming market.
The full interview can be found here.
JOURNEY OF GAMERS AND GAME DEVELOPMENT
Stewart was also interviewed by IGN India on the studios’ mission to propagate gaming culture across the nation, future projects, thoughts on the AVGC sector, and more.
Check out the full interview here.
INSPIRING A NEW GENERATION
Business Mondays published an article showcasing Sumo Leamington’s attendance at Warwickshire College University Centre (WCUC) among fellow industry leaders to talk to students about the incredible possibilities right on their doorstep.
Check out the article here.
LUKE WAS HERE
The heartbreaking story of a man’s dying wish to pay Marvel’s Midnight Suns was picked up by GamesIndustry.biz, a project in which Sumo Digital is so humbled to have contributed to.
You can read the full article and ‘Luke’s Legacy’ video here.
MEET THE NEW HIRES
In this section, we take a look at some of the fantastic people who have joined the Sumo family in recent weeks. Please welcome our latest recruits to Sumo Digital and the wider Sumo Group!
Laine Baker – Studio Live Operations Director at Sumo Sheffield
R. Fred Williams – Senior Programmer at Sumo Sheffield
Tessa Verplancke – Lead Sound Designer at Sumo Sheffield
Jack Haslam – Senior Finance Analyst at Sumo Sheffield
Ross Kaylor – Level Design Director at Sumo Sheffield
Karl Parker – Technical Support Analyst at Sumo Sheffield
Matt Salt – Senior Producer at Sumo Nottingham
Jordan Wharton – Quality Assurance Technician at Sumo Leamington
Matt Holmes – Assistant Producer at Auroch Digital
Michael Falcone – Associate VFX Artist at Auroch Digital
Matthew Lythgoe – Senior Finance Manager at Sumo Group