Life at Sumo Sheffield

Award-winning

Now, more than ever, it’s an exciting time to be at Sumo – winners of multiple accolades including the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio and, most recently, the Best Companies 3 Star Award for 2021 ranking us as a World Class Place to Work. Big things are always happening at Sumo and we want you to join us on our fantastic journey.

 

Established in 2003, Sumo Sheffield has grown to be one of the largest development studios in the UK. Our teams are working on truly ground-breaking titles, from our own incredible IP to amazing experiences for some of the world's biggest publishers. You can read about some of our work here but there’s even more fantastic projects in development that we can’t wait to tell you about in the future!

CUTTING EDGE PROJECTS

Sumo Sheffield has a track record of working on some of the world's biggest and best games. The scale and exclusivity of these projects continues to grow year-on-year.

Developing multiple AAA franchises such as Little Big Planet and Crackdown, as well as contributing to genre-defining titles like the Forza Motorsport and Horizon series, has ensured our studio’s vast development experience spans multiple genres and platforms. This allows us to offer our teams an exciting range of games to work on.

Collaborating with the best publishers in the world ensures we develop with the latest tools and technologies on offer. Our team are experts with established gaming engines, including Unreal 5 which will be a foundation for some of our upcoming titles, as well as developing and working with our own cutting edge proprietary engine technology.


Exciting new projects are getting under way

We are always looking for the best and brightest stars, and the rising stars of the future, to come and join our teams to help us sculpt and hone some truly career-defining titles.


STUDIO FACILITIES

Sumo Sheffield is the core location for Sumo HQ and offers industry-leading facilities. With a multi-building campus we have everything needed for all our teams to thrive as one and create the world's best games.

Our state-of-the-art audio suite boasts an Atmos HE mix room, 3 edit suites and a Foley space.

The Sumo Sheffield studio also has on offer an onsite gym stacked with equipment for fitness enthusiasts and an onsite canteen with subsidised meals and barista-served coffees.

THE SUMO SHEFFIELD EXPERIENCE

Our people are our most valuable asset, what they bring as individuals, and their contributions to their teams is what places Sumo where it is today – at the forefront of the industry. People require balance to be effective in both their home and working lives and at Sumo, we place a strong emphasis on that work-life balance.

Time away helps to maintain that balance and our flexible working and holiday packages ensure our people get all the time they need, so that making games continues to be a creative, challenging, immersive, but most of all, fun experience. When it is, it shines through in the final product.

We hold out-of-office events such as our legendary annual Sumo ‘Big Day Out’, epic Christmas parties and many more social events throughout the year!

We can't get enough of making games, so we hold regular studio Game Jams, a highlight where we can flex our creative muscles on any weird and wonderful concepts. Previous winners have gone on to be fully developed, so far including Snake Pass and Spyder, released in 2020 on Apple Arcade.


WHAT SHEFFIELD HAS TO OFFER

We are proud of our South Yorkshire home in Sheffield. Located just off J34 of the M1 there is easy road and rail access from Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands.

As the fifth largest city in the UK, Sheffield enjoys a wealth of facilities to suit any interest that you may have, including:

o   World-class sports facilities

o   Iconic theaters and galleries

o   Multiple retail and shopping experiences

o   Diverse and renowned restaurants and eateries

o   The National Video Game Museum


As well as plenty going on in the city, being on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District National Park means amazing walking, climbing and riding locations are moments away.  

Living in Sheffield provides access to 80 parks, 650 designated green spaces and 3 million trees so Sheffield is a welcome home to nature lovers and city slickers alike.

Rent and property prices are on average 60% less here than you'd find in London and to top it off, Sheffield boasts almost five times more breweries per capita than Greater London!