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Sumo Digital opens mobile studio in Leamington Spa

Sega Hardlight founder Chris Southall heads up new branch
Sumo Digital opens mobile studio in Leamington Spa

UK developer Sumo Digital has opened a new studio in Leamington Spa dedicated to mobile games development.

As reported by, the company’s seventh studio will be headed up by Chris Southall as studio director.

He previously founded another local Leamington Spa developer, Sega Hardlight, which worked on the likes of Sonic Jump and Sonic Dash.

Growth market

The new Sumo team will work on both original and licensed IP. The latter is where much of Sumo’s business comes from, working on franchises such as Dead Island, Crackdown, Sonic & All-Stars Racing and LittleBigPlanet

"The mobile game market is growing at a faster pace than PC and console, and it's a section of the interactive entertainment market that Sumo doesn't currently focus on significantly," said Sumo Digital MD Paul Porter.

"It has matured over recent years, with established business models and more opportunities to engage with publishers which aligns with Sumo's core business, so it's a great opportunity for us to broaden our development services."