In the News - Sumo Digital July 2022

2nd August 2022 News Our Studios

Hello there, and welcome to the July 2022 edition of Sumo Digital’s In the News! 

Enjoy reading the news? Perhaps you’ve seen Sumo Digital featured in a headline somewhere and you’re intrigued to find out more. Well, don’t worry about scouring the internet for the latest activities and announcements, as we’ve rounded up the key media highlights on our fantastic Sumo Digital studios and our people right here. 

Look at what our studios have been up to in the press throughout the month of July – here we go!



SUPER-STARS

It was another incredible month for Sumo Digital on the awards front in July as we won the ‘Best Studio’ award for the second year running at the 2022 Develop:Star Awards. Elsewhere, it was a great evening for Sumo Group overall as our Recruitment Team won the Recruitment Star award too! 

Check out the full list of winners here


SIMPLY THE BEST

Congratulations also go to Red Kite Games as our Leeds-based studio was listed among Gi.biz’s UK Best Places to Work 2022. The awards are the only event to celebrate employer excellence specifically for the video games industry. 

The full roster of companies listed can be found here



SACKBOY GETS A NEW LOOK

GameRant was one of the many media sites that covered the news that two free costume DLCs are coming to Sackboy: A Big Adventure, the award-winning platform game developed by Sumo Digital and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. 

Read more about it here.


LEVERAGING GAME JAMS

Hardcore Gamers Unified interviewed Sumo India Studios in July on how the Pune and Bangalore teams are leveraging ‘Game Jams’ to elevate creativity among its people. 

Read more on how our Indian studios utilize Game Jams here


MAKING A CAREER

Keeping with Sumo India Studios, The Economic Times ran an insightful article on how to make a career in the games industry in India. The article covered various topics including support from the Government and the roles that are available for those looking to break into the industry. 

You can read the full article here.



A NIGHT AT THE PROMS

Gamers and music fans alike are getting excited for the first ever ‘Gaming Prom’ to be held at the Royal Albert Hall in London this year. As confirmed in VGC’s report, audiences will be able to enjoy music from Dear Esther, the first-person exploration and adventure game developed by the awesome folks at The Chinese Room. 

Check out more information on ‘Gaming Prom: From 8-Bit to Infinity’ here.



MEET THE NEW HIRES

This section of our In the News round-up looks at some of the talented folks who have recently joined the Sumo family, so let’s give a huge warm welcome to our latest recruits: 

  • Ash Long – Junior QA Tester at Sumo Sheffield 
  • Louise Heppell – HR Administrator at Sumo Sheffield 
  • Kevin Wafer - Principle Technical Artist at Sumo Sheffield 
  • Matthew Chapman – Assistant Game Designer at Sumo Sheffield 
  • Agnieszka Przepiorkowska - Senior Learning and Development Advisor at Sumo Sheffield 
  • Ellie Brown – Character Artist at Sumo Nottingham 
  • Nina Klos – Technical Artist at Sumo Leamington 
  • Alex Fullarton – Junior Programmer at Sumo Warrington 
  • John Newberry – Technical Designer at The Chinese Room 
  • Michael Genesis Asis - Senior Environment Artist at The Chinese Room
  • Michael Hazle – QA Tester at Red Kite Games 
  • Theo Clarke - Senior Quality Analyst at Red Kite Games