In the News – Sumo Digital October & November 2023

10th Jan 2024 Article

Get your fix on all-things Sumo Digital with the latest instalment
of In the News!

Join us as we look back on a busy couple of months during
October and November with coverage from industry media, featuring our games,
studios, and people.

NEW DLC!

Sumo Nottingham and Gun Interactive’s announcement that The
Texas Chain Saw Massacre
will be receiving two new characters and a free
map in it’s latest DLC was picked up by the media, including ComingSoon.

Read all about the new location to explore and characters to
take your team to victory.

UNDER THE SURFACE

The Chinese Room Studio Director Ed Daly spent some time
with Eurogamer
recently to discuss Still Wakes the Deep, and how the studio is
progressing through a new era with a larger team. Head over to the Eurogamer
website to read the full interview.

In addition, The Chinese Room’s announcement during the PC
Gaming Show that composer Chris Graves is working with the team on Still Wakes
the Deep was picked up by a host of media, including God
is a Geek
. Be sure to check out the article to hear more about Chris’
unique instrument used for the game!

MEET PHYRE

PCGamesN
was one of the many media sites which covered The Chinese Room and Paradox
Interactive’s announcement surrounding the playable protagonist reveal in Vampire:
The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
.

We also revealed playable clans in Bloodlines 2, which was
covered by the likes of Dextero.

ON YOUR MARKS…

A quickfire interview with Future
Game Show’s
TikTok channel saw Sumo Leamington’s Senior Community Manager Chris
Groves giving viewers the lowdown on the studios’ upcoming battle royale kart
racing game Stampede: Racing Royale.

IT’S WHO YOU KNOW…

To mark 60 years of adventuring through space and time, and 40
years of the Time Lord’s video games, MCV/DEVELOP published a ‘A Who’s Who on
Doctor Who’ article featuring Sumo Sheffield’s Creative Director Sean Millard –
who worked on the episodic Doctor Who: The Adventure Games.

The full article with chats from game devs across the
industry can be found on the MCV/DEVELOP
website.

EMERGING TALENT

Sumo Leamington’s Technical Artist Nina
Klos and Red Kite Games’ Senior Quality Artist Theo Clarke featured in the MCV/DEVELOP
30 under 30 2023 list. The event is an annual celebration of the video games
industry’s as of yet unrecognised superstars, putting a spotlight on 30 young
people that have worked hard within the last year.

Check out the full list on the MCV/DEVELOP website.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Our Sumo Digital Academy came away from
the National Apprenticeship Awards as ‘Highly Commended’ among three finalists.
The awards, now in its 20th year, are designed to recognise and reward the
achievements of exceptional apprentices, apprenticeship champions and
apprenticeship employers.

We were thrilled to be finalists, and you
can read more about the winners and the awards on the official website here.

A GRAND GESTURE

The Sheffield Star kindly covered our
recent fund-raising efforts for St Luke’s Hospice, based in Sheffield. The team
over at Sumo Sheffield helped raise over £1,000 through furniture sales, as
well as other fun fund-raising activities throughout the year.


MEET THE NEW HIRES

In this section of our round-up, we take a look at some of
the people who have joined the Sumo family in recent weeks. Please welcome our
latest recruits to Sumo Digital and across the wider Sumo Group!

– Amelia White – Producer at Sumo Sheffield

– Tom Rhodes – IT Purchasing Lead at Sumo Sheffield

– Abbie Barker – Jr IT Support Anayst at Sumo Sheffield

– Mat Kemp – Senior Product Manager at Sumo Sheffield

– Razi Abbas – Senior Project Manager at Sumo Sheffield

– Negrican Sandalci – Product Manager at Sumo Sheffield

– Rachel Smith – Marketing Graphic Designer at Sumo Group

– Chynna Gibney – HR Data and Admin Assistant at Sumo Digital

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