2nd June 2017, Sheffield, UK. Sumo Digital, a leading independent developer, today announced the appointment of Alexis Madinier as Studio Director of the company’s India studio.
Alexis joins as the studio celebrates its 10 th anniversary and a move into new premises in Pune, India enabling the studio to increase headcount to over 100 people by the end of 2017.
Paul Porter, COO of Sumo Digital said, “Alexis’ experience and leadership will help steer the India studio into its second decade – managing the expansion and facilitating tighter integration with our development teams. After ten years of innovation and creativity in Sumo India, we’re incredibly proud of what the studio has achieved to date, and even more excited about what is yet to come.”
Alexis Madinier, Studio Director, Sumo (India) Pvt added, “Sumo’s vision for the India studio, which is an integral part of the company, is exciting. I’m delighted to join and help make that vision a reality.”
Based in Pune, Sumo’s wholly owned India studio has recently collaborated with the UK studios on development of Snake Pass, the company’s successful, first self-published, original title; and is also working on several other high profile projects.
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About Sumo Digital
Based in Sheffield & Nottingham, UK and Pune, India Sumo Digital employs over 400 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 it’s first original, self-published game ‘Snake Pass’, ‘Little Big Planet 3’, ‘Hitman – Episode 5, Colorado’, ‘Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed’, ‘Forza Horizon 2 – Fast & Furious’ and ‘Disney Infinity’. The studio is also developing ‘Crackdown 3’, in collaboration with Reagent and Microsoft, and ‘Dead Island 2’ for Koch Media.
The sensitive, creative and intelligent use of licensed IP has become one of Sumo’s core competencies. At the 2016 Tiga Game Awards Sumo won Best Independent Studio (Large). In 2015 Sumo won a prestigious DICE award for ‘Best Family game’ and 3 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 @SumoDigitalLtd