Flying High: Red Kite Games Moves to Leeds

Studio Looks to Boost Workforce After Sumo Digital’s Acquisition

July 31, 2019. Leeds, U.K: Following its acquisition by UK games development powerhouse Sumo Digital, a part of Sumo Group plc, Red Kite Games today unveils that it will move to Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Relocating from nearby Huddersfield, the studio will set up home in the beautiful Grade-II listed Park Row House in Leeds city centre, with the ideally placed larger premises enabling the studio to grow while retaining its roots in the region.

Founded in 2012 by ex-Rockstar Games developer Simon Iwaniszak, Red Kite Games has established a reputation as a technology-led, multi-platform studio providing a range of services to global partners on high profile titles across mobile, console and PC.

“Based on the volume of work we have, and our immediate recruitment goals, we decided that the time was right to move to bigger premises,” said Iwaniszak. “We’re really excited to take Red Kite to the next level in a city full of talent. Huddersfield has been very good to us thanks to our close relationship with the University, but our new home is only a short distance away, so everyone on the team has been able to make the move with us.”

“I am pleased that we are opening a new location in Leeds city centre to house the next stage of Red Kite’s journey,” added Gary Dunn, MD Sumo Digital. “It will provide a springboard to drive growth in this studio as part of Sumo’s goal of increasing headcount in all seven of our studios across the UK and India. I look forward to welcoming many new staff to Red Kite and the Sumo family.”

The studio plans to open the doors to its brand-new base in Park Row House to the local development community and media later in the year, with details to be announced. 

Red Kite Games is hiring programmers, designers, artists and producers!

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Red Kite Games:
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About Red Kite Games

Based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, Red Kite Games - a Sumo Digital Studio - is a video game development studio with a highly experienced team of developers from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds. Having collectively worked with a multitude of leading development studios on a variety of best-selling and critically acclaimed video games, the Red Kite team is uniquely placed with both experience and expertise.

Since formation in 2012 Red Kite Games has helped to develop several high-profile titles including Crackdown 3, God of War III: Remastered, DiRT 4 and Call of Duty: Strike Team.

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Twitter: @RedKiteGames

About Sumo Digital

Founded in 2003, award-winning Sumo Digital employs over 650 staff across its seven studios in Sheffield, Nottingham, Newcastle, Brighton (The Chinese Room), Leeds (Red Kite Games) and Leamington Spa, UK and Pune, India. Developing successful games across all platforms and genres, Sumo is recognised for its versatility, proprietary technology and creativity across a portfolio of games featuring titles for major publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Sega and 2K. Sumo Digital is part of the Sumo Group plc.

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Twitter: @SumoDigitalLtd