Former Lionhead Art Director Joins Sumo Digital, Nottingham
23rd May 2016. Nottingham, UK. Sumo Digital today announced that former Lionhead art director Kelvin Tuite has joined its Nottingham studio, also as Art Director.
BAFTA nominee Kelvin Tuite has an impressive industry track record, working on a variety of high profile titles and projects for Lionhead Studios, Deepmind, Electronic Arts and Bullfrog.
Kelvin Tuite, Art Director, Sumo Digital (Nottingham) said, “It’s great to be working with another company that’s full of such talented and creative people. I look forward to making our exciting line up of games look amazing.”
Lead by recently appointed Studio Director Karl Hilton, Sumo’s third studio will develop titles on a variety of existing and new platforms.
Karl Hilton, Studio Director, Sumo Digital (Nottingham) said, “It’s a great opportunity for the new studio in Nottingham to have someone as experienced as Kelvin join our team. He will help us grow the capabilities of the studio and contribute his considerable knowledge to the games we’re developing. Every person who joins the new studio at this stage will play an important role in creating our development culture here in Nottingham.”
Sumo Digital’s Nottingham studio is building a world-class team to work alongside the award winning teams at its studios in Sheffield, UK and Pune, India.
Sumo Digital is expanding its UK and wholly owned India studios, recruiting across all disciplines, visit www.sumo-digital.com for information.
NorthEdge Capital LLP recently backed Sumo Digital’s management team to complete an MBO from Foundation 9 Entertainment.
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About Sumo Digital
Based in Sheffield & Nottingham, UK and Pune, India Sumo Digital employs 280 staff developing successful games across all platforms and genres. Recognised for its versatility, proprietary technology, creativity and high Metacritic, Sumo Digital’s portfolio of games includes Little Big Planet 3, Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed, Forza Horizon 2 – Fast & Furious and Disney Infinity. The studio is also developing Crackdown 3 and Dead Island 2 in collaboration with Reagent and Microsoft.
The sensitive, creative and intelligent use of licensed IP has become one of Sumo’s core competencies. At the 2013 Tiga Game Awards Sumo won Best Arcade Game (Large Studio) and Outstanding Leadership Awards. In 2015 Sumo won a prestigious DICE award for ‘Best Family game’ and 3 gongs at the Tiga Awards for ‘Best Social Game’ (Little Big Planet 3), UK Heritage Award and Outstanding Individual Award for CEO Carl Cavers. For more information visit: Sumo