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Sumo's PixelAnt opens studio in Czech Republic

Sumo's PixelAnt opens studio in Czech Republic

Sumo Digital's PixelAnt subsidiary is opening a brand new studio in the Czech Republic.

This new outfit – imaginatively named PixelAnt Games Czech Republic – will be working on both co-development for triple-A projects, as well as its own IP. The venture is being headed up by Eugen Harton, who has previously worked at Techland and Bohemia Interactive.

"We're thrilled to be growing the Sumo Digital family through central Europe," Sumo Digital MD Gary Dunn said.

"PixelAnt Games is perfectly placed to invest in the people and potential that the Czech Republic has to offer, the expansion also allows us to meet the growing demand for business whilst ensuring we continue to deliver world class games development in locations around the world".

PixelAnt co-founder Pawel Rohleder (pictured) added: "The Czech Republic has a lot of experienced and talented game developers and a stable but growing market, so expansion there seemed natural to us. It was also crucial to us that the new studio was led by someone who would uphold our Gamedev 2.0 values and foundations as we build new studios, Eugen brings all these things to the team."

Sumo acquired PixelAnt back in February 2021 for £250,000.


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