Sumo Digital joins Interactive Futures as Associate Partner
We’re delighted to confirm Sumo Digital as an Associate Partner for Interactive Futures 2020, which is taking place in Leamington Spa on January 31st & February 1st.
Sumo is a world-class, award-winning game development studio headquartered in Sheffield, UK, with studios in Leamington Spa, Nottingham, Newcastle, Brighton (The Chinese Room), Leeds (Red Kite Games) and Pune, India. Founded in 2003, Sumo Digital has grown from 15 people to over 600 across seven studios. As one of the UK’s leading game development studios, Sumo Digital is licensed to develop on all major gaming platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, as well as mobile and tablet.
Sumo Digital will be taking part in speaker sessions during Interactive Futures and those interested in a pursuing a career in video games will also be able to meet them as part of the Showcase EXPO.
“We’re delighted to be an exhibitor at Interactive Futures,” said Chris Southall, Studio Director of Sumo Leamington. “Leamington has a vibrant game development community that we’re proud to be part of, and there’s no better way to bring that community and the local community (and beyond!) together.”
“As a company – and an industry – we thrive on ideas, and there’s nothing more inspirational than chatting with fellow creatives, whether they’re experienced devs, indies, students or educators. Our team need no encouragement to talk shop, catch up on old times, offer advice & encouragement or discuss opportunities within our growing company, so we can’t wait to introduce ourselves to the community here.”
Interactive Futures is a two-day conference and expo will once again showcase to the industry and to the general public the rich seam of talent and opportunity within the Leamington Games Hub.
The event will highlight the region’s heritage within the UK video games industry, its talent and creativity, the unrivalled community of indie and major studios, and career opportunities – both for students and for those already working in games and beyond.
Interactive Futures 2020 – What’s On
Interactive Futures is being funded by the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP), Warwickshire County Council and Warwick District Council, with the support of local industry.
On Friday, January 31, the Interactive Futures conference programme will also highlight key issues relevant to the region and the wider games industry, with topics including Ukie’s Regional Economic Impact Report – and why Leamington is punching above its weight; How to finance your game and studio; and How Leamington became one of the biggest games hubs in the UK.
Saturday, February 1 will see Interactive Futures open its doors to consumers and students to inspire the next generation of talent, with career opportunities the key focus for the day. Conference topics will include Levelling Up: What skills and qualifications are required for a career in games; How we made it: Young indie developers discuss their careers; Beyond coding: Why there’s a career in games for everyone; and much more.
An EXPO showcasing the best of the Leamington Games Hub will run throughout the two days.
To buy tickets for Interactive Futures 2020, click here: https://interactive-futures.com/tickets-2020
If you are interested in getting involved with the Interactive Futures conference programme, please contact Lisa Carter on 07970 164201 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to exhibit at Interactive Futures or become a partner, contact Darrell Carter on 07967 947076 / email@example.com.