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14-year Sumo vet Gary Edwards to head up company's Nottingham outfit

14-year Sumo vet Gary Edwards to head up company's Nottingham outfit

Sumo Digital has appointed Gary Edwards as studio director of its Nottingham outfit.

In the announcement, Sumo says that Edwards joined in 2005 and was working as a production director before his promotion. His LinkedIn, however, says he started working at Sumo in 2006 as an executive producer - a role he held for over three years - before being promoted to development director in April 2009.

Before joining Sumo, Edwards held roles at Climax Online, Blue Monkey Studios, Gremlin Interactive and Infogrammes. 

“Having worked with the incredibly talented team in Nottingham since the studio was established, I’m honoured and excited to now lead them to their next phase of growth and creativity," Edwards said.

"We can’t wait for people to see what we’re working on.”

Sumo managing director Gary Dunn added: “I am delighted that Gary is taking the helm in Nottingham. He’s been with Sumo for 14 years and has been responsible for delivering some of our most significant work; it’s great to give him the career opportunity he deserves.”

Sumo's Nottingham studio opened in January 2016. Over the last few years, the work-for-hire specialist has grown its footprint, snapping up both the VR-focused CCP Newcastle and Dear Esther developer The Chinese Room in 2018. In February 2019, the firm acquired fellow hired guns Red Kite Games and has also set up a new Leamington Spa studio focused on mobile games development, headed up by Sega Hardlight vet Harinder Sangha.

That's on top of its long-standing Indian studio, which opened in 2007 and has a new studio boss in Deeptha Vijayan, who returned to the company in February 2019.

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