Sumo Group, the provider of award-winning creative and development services to the video games and entertainment industries, announces the acquisition of Midoki.
The studio, based in Leamington Spa, is focused on creating ground-breaking, social games with rich experiences on mobile. Midoki will join the Sumo Digital family of studios, Sumo Group’s largest operating business, strengthening its capability in original, free-to-play and games-as-service development in the mobile space.
Founded by a small team of veteran game developers in late 2011, Midoki has released several critically acclaimed titles such as Plunder Pirates and Knighthood – a hugely successful fantasy RPG that has been downloaded more than five million times.
Carl Cavers, CEO of Sumo Group said: "I’m delighted to welcome the Midoki team to the Group as we look to expand our presence in live service and mobile gaming. With over a decade of experience in this space, Midoki will strengthen our current service offering in game development as we continue to create great games for our partners and exciting experiences for players.
"The values and culture of Midoki are a natural fit to Sumo and we’re excited to add a further 29 talented game creators to the business and share in the next step of their journey."
"We’re excited to join the Sumo family of studios and take this next step, together," said Jonathan Webb, co-founder of Midoki. "We share so much with Sumo in the shape of our values, our culture and how we run our studio.
"With their philosophy of supporting leadership teams to continue to run as a standalone studio, we’re excited to call Sumo our home. We look forward to growing our business and doing what we do best, creating original IP, which will result in even more fantastic games in the future."
The acquisition follows recent announcements of new original titles being worked on by Sumo Digital studios Sumo Leamington (Stampede Racing Royale) and The Chinese Room (Still Wakes the Deep), both of which are being published by the Group’s publishing arm, Secret Mode.