We’re over the moon to announce that Sumo Digital studios, including Red Kite Games and PixelAnt Games are shortlisted for 10 awards at the 2021 TIGA UK Games Industry Awards, including Employer of the Year and Outstanding Leadership Award.
The full list of nominations for Sumo Digital can be found below:
• Employer of the Year – Sumo Digital
• Education Initiative and Talent Development – Sumo Digital Academy
• Services Provider – Red Kite Games
• Large Studio – Red Kite Games
• Large Studio – Sumo Sheffield
• Small Studio – Sumo Warrington
• Small Studio – PixelAnt Games
• Outstanding Leadership Award – Leadership Team, Sumo Digital
• Audio Design – Hood: Outlaws & Legends, Sumo Newcastle
• Heritage in Games Award – Hood: Outlaws & Legends, Sumo Newcastle
Also nominated is the BAFTA-winning, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, which received two nominations for Social Game and Action and Adventure Game.
Gary Dunn, Managing Director at Sumo Digital, said:
“It’s been a fantastic year at Sumo Digital and I’m so proud of all our teams have achieved.
“Whether it’s studio acquisitions, developing world-class games or award-wins in multiple categories, our team continue to deliver exceptional work and I’m thrilled to see their work recognised at these awards.”
Our parent company, Sumo Group has also received two nominations for Atomhawk – Employer of the Year and Best Art/Animation/Trailer Supplier.
Carl Cavers, CEO at Sumo Group, said:
“We’re delighted to have received so many fantastic nominations at this year’s TIGA Awards. The nominations and wins are testament to the hard work and passion of our people, without whom none of this would have been possible.
“We continue to strive for excellence across Sumo Group as we work to make industry change, deliver excellence to our partners and players and create a thriving work culture.”
These nominations follow the Develop:Star Awards last month, at which Sumo Digital brought home Best Studio and The Chinese Room won Best Mobile Game for Little Orpheus.
The TIGA Award winners will be revealed at a ceremony taking place on Thursday 25th November 2021.
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