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Sumo Digital Ltd. is an independent game development studio based in Sheffield, United Kingdom. Set up in 2003 following the closure of Infogrames Studios Sheffield (formally Gremlin Interactive). Sumo currently employs 100 experienced development staff, many of whom have been working together for the last 12 years.

The company was formed by Carl Cavers, Paul Porter, Darren Mills and James North-Hearn, who were the management team at Infogrames Sheffield House. The Infogrames Sheffield Studio itself was originally Gremlin Interactive (prior to Infogrames buying the company from Ian Stewart).

Sumo is licensed to develop on all the leading gaming platforms; Sony PSP, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, Xbox, Wii and Nintendo DS.

Currently they have several titles in production, including work on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Network, Xbox 360, PSP and Nintendo DS.

On August 17, 2007, Sumo Digital was acquired by Foundation 9 Entertainment.[1] Sumo will continue to run as an independent studio, as all Foundation 9 studios do.


To date Sumo Digital has worked on a number of announced projects:

  • England International Football (Xbox) - Xbox Live multiplayer (Published by Codemasters)
  • Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon (Xbox / PS2) - consultancy on console versions (Published by THQ)
  • OutRun 2 (Xbox) - conversion from arcade version (Published by Sega / Microsoft)
  • OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast (PC / PS2 / PSP / Xbox) - conversion from arcade version of OutRun 2 SP (with extra content) - (Published by Sega)
  • TOCA / DTM / V8 Race Driver 2 (PSP) - conversion from PS2 (Published by Codemasters)
  • Virtua Tennis: World Tour (PSP) - enhanced conversion from PS2 / DC (Published by Sega)
  • Broken Sword: The Angel of Death (PC) - (Published by THQ)
  • Go! Sudoku (PS3, PSP) - puzzle game (Sony / Ubisoft)
  • Virtua Tennis 3 (PS3 / Xbox 360 / PSP / PC) - arcade conversion (Sega)
  • Driver 76 (PSP) - car-combat game (Ubisoft)
  • Super Rub 'a' Dub (PS3) - (Published by Sony)
  • SEGA Superstars Tennis (X360 / Wii / PS3 / NDS / PS2) - (Sega)
  • New International Track & Field (NDS) – (Konami)
  • Trixter – currently in development
  • GTI Club+ (PSN) - (Konami)
  • Outrun Online Arcade (PSN/XBLA) - (Sega)
  • Virtua Tennis 2009 (X360 / Wii / PS3 / PC) - (Sega)
  • Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing (Xbox 360/PS3/Wii/DS/PC) - (Sega)
  • Doctor Who: The Adventure Games (PC / Mac OS)

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