Sumo Digital Academy tests next potential cohorts in game jam event

25th Nov 2022 Studio Life

The latest batch of budding programmers hoping to join our
Sumo Digital Academy put their skills to the test over the weekend in a special
game jam event hosted in Sheffield.

The game jam was held at the Cantor Building – home to
Sheffield Hallam University’s Department of Computing – and was used as a fun
way of evaluating individuals’ qualities as team members. The group was provided
with a set of ready-made resources that set the general theme of the game, with
enough scope for different teams to take their project in slightly different
directions depending on what inspires them creatively.

“The game jam was an incredible demonstration of the
unlocked potential in aspiring programmers from such diverse backgrounds as
medieval music and quantum physics,”
said Dr Jacob Habgood, Director of
Education Partnerships at Sumo Group. “I can’t wait to work and learn with
another cohort of passionate apprentices, and I know we’ve found some stars of
the future here today.”

The Sumo Digital Academy’s apprenticeship programme provides
an alternative pathway to a career as a game programmer. The apprenticeship
features significant training and support in C++ programming, which is the
primary language used in game development, as well as training and support with
the Unreal Engine – a powerful game engine used by many of Sumo Digital’s talented

Previous game programming experience is not required, and
applicants need only demonstrate their learning potential as game programmers.

For more information on the Sumo Digital Academy, visit

25th November 2022 Studio Life