In the News – Sumo Digital June 2022

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Welcome to the June 2022 edition of Sumo Digital’s In the News!

Save your time and energy searching the World Wide Web and nearby newsagents as we take a look at some of the latest media coverage from our Sumo Digital studios around the world and, of course, the talented people within them.

Look at what our studios have been up to in the press throughout the month of June – let’s begin!

That's a wrap on SDC 2022!

It was big news for us this month as we hosted our first ever Sumo Developer Conference, where hundreds of people descended upon the University of Sheffield to hear over 50 talks from Sumo Digital’s very own speakers.

You can check out the Day One and Day Two highlights now.

A new PixelAnt studio

Did you hear? Sumo Digital is expanding into central Europe!

GamesIndustry.biz were among a number of media outlets that covered our exciting announcement that PixelAnt Games is opening a new studio in Prague, Czech Republic.

More on this big announcement here.

How women are helping to boost the growth of India’s video games industry

It’s always great to see Sumo Digital’s diversity shine, and Women Entrepreneur India did just that when they featured Sumo India Studio’s Ria Nandi, Senior UI Artist, on how women are helping to boost the growth of India’s video games industry.

Read the full story here.

How Sumo India's Pune and Bangalore studios are leveraging Unreal Engine 5

Keeping with news on the talented folks at Sumo India Studios, Principal Systems Programmer Somasundara Pandian spoke to IGN India on how our studios in Pune and Bangalore are leveraging Unreal Engine 5 to build the games of the future. The interview takes a look at some of the amazing technology that Sumo India Studios, and other Sumo studios using UE5, are using to develop stunning AAA titles.

Check out the full interview here.

Fall Guys is free-to-play!

News spread like wildfire regarding the hit platform battle royale game Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout moving to free-to-play, as well as cross-play and cross-progression!

Our Leeds-based studio Red Kite Games was mentioned in MCV/DEVELOP’s write-up on the announcement, and rightly so as our fantastic people were among those responsible for helping to launch the game to millions more players alongside Mediatonic.

You can find out more about the announcement right here.

Brand-new gruesome trailer for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

We ‘SAW’ it coming… numerous media sites were just as excited as we were when Sumo Nottingham and Gun Interactive revealed a new gameplay trailer for the multiplayer horror game The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, based on the classic 1974 movie.

Watch the terrifying trailer and find out more over on The Sixth Axis site.

Sumo Group CEO talks growth and acquisitions

Sumo Group’s CEO Carl Cavers was featured in UKIE’s Playable Futures series, talking about a the key to a successful new generation of industry growth and what part mergers and acquisitions play in the industry's future.

Read Carl’s fantastic feature here.

In other news from across Sumo Group, we were thrilled to announce that the company has received four Special Award nominations at this year’s UK Best Places To Work Awards, including ‘UK Best Boss’ for Simon Iwaniszak, Studio Director of our Leeds-based studios Red Kite Games!

Check out all of the finalists and awards here.


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