Sumo-Digital bring Undergraduate Master Classes to Games Britannia

Immediate release

Thursday 16 May 2013

The final day of this year’s Games Britannia festival will see senior developers from Sumo-Digital provide undergraduates with unprecedented access to Sumo's development techniques as part of practical master classes held within Sheffield Hallam University’s PlayStation 3 teaching facilities.

The Sheffield-based game developers behind the Sonic & AllStars Racing: Transformed, Nike+ Kinect Training and LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Controller will be delivering a whole day of master classes in programming, art and design for the Sumo Digital Roadshow Day on the 14 th June.

Applications to attend the classes are invited from undergraduate and postgraduate students in their final year of study, or recent graduates from relevant degree disciplines. Limited places are available in each track, so applications will be competitive. Attendees will also get the chance to talk to the Sumo team about careers and get feedback on their portfolios.

Sumo Digital’s Studio Manager, Paul Porter said, “This is very exciting as I don’t think a game studio has ever done anything like this before. The Roadshow concept is more than just a series of talks, it’s an opportunity to get hands-on experience with our technology and tools within Sheffield Hallam University’s industry-standard facilities.”

The workshops are provided free of charge as part of the Games Britannia festival and details on how to apply can be found at

In addition to the Sumo-Digital Roadshow, this year’s Games Britannia Festival is also offering over 800 workshop places to schoolchildren, and 200 places at public lectures by Gary Carr (Lionhead) and Steve Furber (BBC Micro/ Acorn). To view the full festival programme and sign up for public lectures, visit


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