Our Corporate Ambassador Sumo Group has further expanded with the acquisition of UK studio Midoki.

The studio is focused on creating social games with rich experiences on mobile. Midoki will join the Sumo Digital family of studios, Sumo Group’s largest operating business, strengthening its capability in original, free-to-play and games-as-service development in the mobile space.

Founded by a small team of veteran game developers in late 2011, Midoki has released several critically acclaimed titles such as Plunder Pirates and Knighthood – a fantasy RPG that has been downloaded more than five million times.

Carl Cavers, CEO of Sumo Group said: “I’m delighted to welcome the Midoki team to the Group as we look to expand our presence in live service and mobile gaming. With over a decade of experience in this space, Midoki will strengthen our current service offering in game development as we continue to create great games for our partners and exciting experiences for players.

 “The values and culture of Midoki are a natural fit to Sumo and we’re excited to add a further 29 talented game creators to the business and share in the next step of their journey.”

Jonathan Webb, Co-Founder of Midoki, added: “We share so much with Sumo in the shape of our values, our culture and how we run our studio.

“With their philosophy of supporting leadership teams to continue to run as a standalone studio, we’re excited to call Sumo our home. We look forward to growing our business and doing what we do best, creating original IP, which will result in even more fantastic games in the future.”