Together Sumo Digital and Secret Mode deliver end-to-end development and publishing solutions to the video games industry and beyond. From visual concept design and pre-production through to development, user-interface design, and post-release support.




Founded in 2003, Sumo Digital is a co-development partner to some of the world’s leading publishers including Sony, Microsoft, SEGA and 2K, offering turnkey game development solutions. Sumo Digital develops games across all console platforms, PC, handheld and mobile devices. It is also home to the Sumo Digital Academy initiative, a talent development programme bringing skilled graduates into the games industry.

Sumo Digital has successfully published own intellectual property titles including Snake Pass, Spyder, and The Chinese Room’s Little Orpheus.

Sumo Sheffield

Sheffield was the founding Sumo Digital studio and is home to Sumo Group Ltd. The studio employs a large team across multiple projects on a single, multi-facility campus, supported by a management team who, in many cases, have worked alongside each other since before Sumo Digital’s inception in 2003.

Sumo Digital Limited
Unit 32 Jessops Riverside
800 Brightside Lane
South Yorkshire
S9 2RX
United Kingdom


Sumo Nottingham

Sumo Digital’s Nottingham studio was established in 2016 to broaden the expertise of the Group and the catchment area for new staff. Functioning under its own independent remit, the team at Sumo Nottingham work collaboratively to achieve the shared goals, responsibilities and expectations of the wider Sumo Group. 

Sumo Digital Limited
Units 15/16 Castlebridge Office Village
Kirtley Drive
Castle Marina
United Kingdom


Sumo India

Established in 2007, Sumo India was the second studio to be set up by the award-winning Sumo Digital and is renowned for co-developing some of the biggest AAA games in the industry. With offices based in Pune and Bangalore, our vision is simple, to create exceptional game experiences with exceptional partners and people.

Sumo Video Games Private Limited
B-205/206, 2nd Floor
Wing B of MCCIA Trade Towers
Senapati Bapat Road
Pune- 411016

Sumo Newcastle

Sumo Digital’s Newcastle studio was acquired from CCP Games in Jan 2018. The skilled team has in-depth experience across a variety of genres and is well recognised for its pioneering, and critically acclaimed, expertise in Virtual Reality development. Largely working on its own projects, the studio’s combination of innovative technology and creativity further broadens Sumo Digital’s capabilities.

Sumo Digital Ltd (Newcastle)
Northern Design Centre
Abbott’s Hill
United Kingdom

Sumo Warrington

Sumo Warrington expands the capabilities of the company by focusing on the delivery of high-end engineering and code support services to prestigious clients. The studio is headed by Scott Kirkland, a BAFTA nominee (technical leadership, MotorStorm), who has a 23-year track-record of innovation and leadership.

Sumo Digital Ltd (Warrington)
Dallam Lane

Sumo Leamington

Our Leamington Spa studio was opened in March 2019 to focus on high quality mobile game development. It is headed by Studio Director, Chris Southall. Chris founded and built SEGA HARDlight, SEGA’s dedicated European mobile studio.

Sumo Digital Ltd (Leamington Spa)
12 Hamilton Terrace
Leamington Spa
CV32 4LY

The Chinese Room

The Chinese Room is an award-winning independent game development studio based in Brighton, best known for creating experimental first-person games. The business was founded in 2010 and named after John Searle’s Chinese room thought experiment. Sumo Group plc acquired The Chinese Room in 2018.

The Chinese Room
179 Preston Road
United Kingdom

Red Kite Games

Red Kite Games is primarily a work-for-hire studio, providing game development services and code solutions to the video games industry. The business was founded in 2012 by Simon Iwaniszak and acquired by Sumo Group in January 2019.

Red Kite Games
Park Row House,
19-20 Park Row,
West Yorkshire, LS1 5JF
United Kingdom


Lab42 is a cross-platform work for hire studio, providing co-development and full game development services. The studio, established in 2015, is located in the talent hotspot of Leamington Spa. Lab42 is a well-known and respected studio within the industry, and adds a wealth of talented team members to the Group.

The Malthouse
William Street, Leamington Spa
Warwickshire, CV32 4HJ
United Kingdom


Founded in 2020 in Wroclaw, Poland, PixelAnt Games is a leader in work-for-hire, co-development, and original IP projects across current and next-gen platforms. PixelAnt create an immediate presence for the Group in Europe and an established base for growth in Poland’s booming video games development industry. Sitting alongside Sumo Digital’s other nine studios and continue to operate under the strong leadership of current studio directors, industry veterans Pawel Rohleder and Adam Lason.

Visit the PixelAnt site.

Midoki joined the Sumo Digital family of studios after its acquisition in 2023.

The studio, based in Leamington Spa, is focused on creating ground-breaking, social games with rich experiences on mobile and strengthens our capability in original, free-to-play and games-as-service development in that space.

Auroch Digital are passionate about connecting the real world with the digital through gaming and are known for making management and strategy games that connect to the real world and draw on scientific questions. They also create digital tabletop games which fuses their love of boardgame with video games.

They’re proud to have a carefully picked team of friendly and talented developers, with a strong company work ethic and a corporate culture centred on openness, job satisfaction, and opportunities for learning and growth.

The studio is currently working on several titles, both original IPs and ports. As well as games, it runs online events, including Digital Tabletop Fest in partnership with Steam.

Auroch Digital
129 Newfoundland Rd,
St Pauls,

Launched in 2021, Secret Mode is Sumo Group's publishing division. Created to handle internally developed games along with projects from other independent studios. Believing that games are for everyone, and that creativity has no limits, Secret Mode believe quality and fun are everything.

Secret Mode is the publishing wing of the award-winning Sumo Group Ltd. Our goal is to publish internally developed projects from any of Sumo Group’s 18 game development studios across the UK, Canada, Europe, and India, as well as third party independent game developers. We believe that games are for everyone, and that creativity has no limits. We believe quality and fun are everything. 


Visit the Secret Mode website