Auroch Digital, part of our Corporate Ambassador Sumo Group, has announced Nina Adams as Studio Director at the Bristol based studio.

Nina takes over the 130-strong studio from co-founder, Dr Tomas Rawlings, who has moved into a new role of Vice President at Sumo Digital UK, supporting Auroch Digital, The Chinese Room & Midoki.  

Having joined Auroch in July 2015 as Office Manager, Nina moved through roles in production and business development before becoming its Operations Director in 2021 where she was an integral part of Auroch’s acquisition by Sumo Group the same year. She was appointed to the board of UK games industry trade body Ukie in September 2023, having previously been a member of the board from 2019-2021.  

She said: “It’s incredibly exciting to be heading up the wonderful development team at Auroch, and to be its first woman Studio Director. We’ve got 130 brilliant game developers working on some fantastic projects and I’m looking forward to help bring those games to launch alongside seeking out new opportunities for the studio.”   

Auroch Digital works on original game titles, partnerships, and co-development, specialising in strategy, retro, porting and digital tabletop games. The studio is currently working on several titles including ports, co-development projects and original IPs (such as Mars Horizon 2: The Search for Life).

Women in Games CEO Marie-Claire Isaaman said: “Getting more women into leadership positions in the games industry is one of Women in Games’ key goals and missions. We congratulate Nina on the new role – and it’s great to see Sumo Group aligning with our goals in this area.”