Sumo Digital

With a track record of developing 50+ games across multiple formats based on household IP from Doctor Who to LittleBigPlanet, we are a World Class independent video games developer. The sensitive, creative and intelligent use of Licensed IP has become one of Sumo Digital’s core competencies. The company has grown exponentially over a period of 14 years from 15, to 450 people spread across our three studios in Sheffield UK, Nottingham, UK and Pune, India making us one of the largest employers in the UK games industry.

In 2016 alone, we announced 2 incredible partnerships with Koch Media and IO Interactive, as Sumo began work on both Dead Island 2 and Hitman respectively. In the same year we also announced the development of our debut IP, Snake Pass, coming to market in early 2017. Previously we have developed flagship 1st party titles for Microsoft – Forza Horizon 2, and Sony – LittleBigPlanet 3 (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3).

We follow the opportunities and respond based on our experience, mitigating the risk as much as possible for our clients, whilst delivering the best game we can in collaboration with them. Sumo Digital was recently announced as the winner of the 'Best Large Independent Studio'​ award at the 2016 TIGA awards, an award that only goes to compliment our previous DICE and BAFTA award nominations.

Sumo Digital Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
05 Feb, 2018
Full time
Programmers - SUMO SHEFFIELD & SUMO NOTTINGHAM & SUMO NEWCASTLE   More information about this job About Sumo Sumo Digital is one of the UK's most prolific and secure independent game developers with a talented team of over 290 staff currently based in Sheffield. Opening in March 2016, Sumo Digital’s Nottingham studio has grown steadily to over 50 staff, featuring highly experienced industry talent covering a wide range of disciplines. The studio’s first full project is now well under way, with many more exciting opportunities also ahead.   Since our inception in 2003 we have had a string of successful titles across all gaming platforms for partners that include Microsoft, SEGA, Sony, Disney and many more. Our most recent successes include  Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox 360), LittleBigPlanet 3 (PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3), Disney Infinity 3.0 Toy Box Speedway (multi-platform) , and our first self-published title  Snake Pass (multi-platform) . We are also incredibly proud to be working on the highly anticipated  Crackdown 3 (Xbox One) and Dead Island 2 (multi-platform ) plus several other exciting but currently unannounced projects. 2018 will be Sumo’s biggest and best year ever. Come and be part of it.   Role and Purpose We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced programmers to join the Sumo Sheffield and Sumo Nottingham teams to assist with development of existing console and Windows based projects.    We are always hiring talented programmers, and welcome applications across all specialist areas.   Please specify in your application if you have a preferred location, otherwise you will be considered for opportunities across both studios.    Responsibilities Working with project managers and other leads to define and complete programming tasks Writing high quality source code Working with designers to implement gameplay and user interface elements to the designers' specifications Liaising with Quality Assurance to fix bugs Ensuring the game is compliant with manufacturer's guidelines for the relevant platforms Maintaining stability of development environment for the entire development team   Skills Experience and Qualifications Essential: Strong C++ programming skills Strong 3D programming and mathematics skills Thorough understanding of the game production process Excellent communication skills Worked on at least one released game and/or experience with at least one current generation engine (UE4, CryEngine, Source, Unity etc.) Experience of source control systems Desired: Contributing to shipped titles on games console C#, Javascript, Python programming Graphics systems (3D graphics, animation, camera control, lighting, materials and shaders) Knowledge of the requirements placed on gameplay code by a multiplayer networked game Experience with Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo, console programming Experience of working to manufacturers' guidelines for the relevant platforms   What We Offer We offer a super benefits package including generous holidays, flexitime and excellent employee benefits. Further perks include our legendary annual Sumo Big Day Out, plus epic Christmas parties, money on your birthday, on site free gym and free fruit for everyone! Our new, regular studio Game Jams are a highlight - staff spend a full day developing and pitching their own game ideas for possible development by Sumo. Sumo's environment is relaxed, friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having the opportunity to shine and have a realisable input into the games we create. We are a very happy ship with lots of incredibly nice people that partake in shared interest groups, lunchtime clubs, charity fundraising events and lots of socialising.   Our Sheffield studio, just off J34 of the M1 offers easy road and rail access from Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands. Sheffield itself enjoys wealth of facilities including world class sporting facilities, stunning theatres and galleries, shopping, restaurants and incredible parks and green spaces - all on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District National Park.  Our Nottingham studio is just ten minutes’ walk from Nottingham train station and with good access to the north and the south via the M1. Nottingham itself benefits from a wealth of attractions, including a diverse range of bars and restaurants, several art galleries and a wide variety of cultural events. Highlights include the Theatre Royal, the Nottingham Contemporary art gallery, the National Video Game Arcade and the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham. The annual GameCity festival takes place throughout Nottingham city centre, celebrating the culture, innovation and creativity of video games and their development.   Please apply via the Apply Now button or click Email this job to a friend to refer someone you know. For a confidential chat about this role please call our Recruitment Team on +44 (0)114 2426766.
Sumo Digital Nottingham, United Kingdom
05 Feb, 2018
Full time
VFX Artist/Senior VFX Artist - SUMO SHEFFIELD & SUMO NOTTINGHAM   More information about this job About Sumo Sumo Digital is one of the UK's most prolific and secure independent game developers with a talented team of over 280 staff currently based in Sheffield. A second UK studio in Nottingham opened in March 2016 and has rapidly grown to a 45 strong team with many fantastic new opportunities on the horizon.   Since our inception in 2003 we have had a string of successful titles across all gaming platforms for partners that include  Microsoft, SEGA, Sony, Disney  and many more.   Our most recent successes include  Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox 360), LittleBigPlanet 3 (PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3) ,  Disney Infinity 3.0 Toy Box Speedway (multi-platform) , and our first self-published title  Snake Pass (multi-platform).  We are also incredibly proud to be working on the highly anticipated  Crackdown 3 (Xbox One)  and  Dead Island 2 (multi-platform)  plus several other exciting but yet unannounced projects.   2018 will be Sumo’s biggest and best year ever. Come and be part of it.   Role and Purpose We have an incredible opportunity for two talented and experienced VFX Artists to take up permanent in-house roles at our Sheffield and Nottingham studios.   You must have AAA console experience in Real-Time Visual Effects work using Unreal Engine, Unity, CryEngine or similar VFX editor, and have a portfolio/reel of work to show. Knowledge of Maya Fluids, FumeFX, Houdini is a bonus.   Upload your reel and CV by clicking the Apply Now button   What We Offer We offer a super benefits package including generous holidays, flexitime and excellent employee benefits. Further perks include our legendary annual Sumo Big Day Out, plus epic Christmas parties, money on your birthday, on site free gym and free fruit for everyone! Our new, regular studio Game Jams are a highlight - staff spend a full day developing and pitching their own game ideas for possible development by Sumo.   Our environment is relaxed, friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having the opportunity to shine and have a realisable input into the games we create. We are a very happy ship with lots of incredibly nice people that partake in shared interest groups, lunchtime clubs, charity fundraising events and lots of socialising.   We are proud to be located in Sheffield, just off J34 of the M1 offering easy road and rail access from Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands. Sheffield itself enjoys wealth of facilities including world class sporting facilities, stunning theatres and galleries, shopping, restaurants and incredible parks and green spaces - all on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District National Park. We love it here.   Please apply at  http://www.sumo-digital.com   For a confidential chat about this role please call our Recruitment Team on +44 (0)114 2426766