Nina Adams steps up to Studio Director at Auroch Digital

30th Apr 2024 News

Auroch Digital is delighted to announce Nina Adams has stepped into the role of Studio Director at the Bristol-based studio. Nina takes over the 130-strong studio from co-founder, Dr Tomas Rawlings, who has moved into a new role as a Vice President at Sumo Digital UK supporting Auroch Digital, The Chinese Room & Midoki.

Having joined Auroch in July 2015 as Office Manager, Nina moved through roles in production and business development before becoming its Operations Director in 2021 where she was an integral part of Auroch’s acquisition by Sumo Group the same year. Nina is passionate about making the games industry a fantastic place to work in which people can thrive and was appointed to the board of the UK’s games industry trade body, Ukie in September 2023 having previously been a member of the board from 2019-2021.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be heading up the wonderful development team at Auroch, and to be its first woman Studio Director,” said Nina. “We’ve got 130 brilliant game developers working on some fantastic projects and I’m looking forward to help bring those games to launch alongside seeking out new opportunities for the studio.”  

Bringing his experience as a studio founder and successfully growing multi-projects teams, Dr Tomas Rawlings will continue to support Auroch Digital in his new role alongside, Brighton-based The Chinese Room and recently acquired mobile developer Midoki.

He said “I’m very excited to be working with the amazing The Chinese Room and Midoki, alongside my continued work with Auroch Digital as they build on their commercial successes and thrive as studios.  Their shared values around creative, respective and safe workplaces and the desire to develop great games across genres and platforms means I’m working alongside some of the best developers in the UK.”

Auroch Digital works on original game titles, partnerships, and co-development, specialising in strategy, retro, porting and digital tabletop games. The studio is currently working on several titles including amazing ports, co-development projects and original IPs (such as Mars Horizon 2: The Search for Life). The studio is passionate about making games that players love while seeking ways to engage with real-world challenges. As a studio, Auroch Digital works hard on valuing sustainability, the art and craft of development, inclusion, open-mindedness, fair play, and accessibility.

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30th April 2024 News