Life at Sumo Newcastle and living in the North-East

Formerly CCP Games, Sumo Newcastle joined the Sumo Digital family in January 2018.

The team is highly experienced both in the industry and with working together. We're working across a number of different genres and projects so there are always fresh challenges and a variety of work. 

Carrying a broad range of development skills, we are also widely regarded for our pioneering and critically acclaimed expertise in virtual reality development.

We are proud to be in the North-East of England with our new purpose-built studio located in the iconic Riga Building.

We are perfectly situated in the Baltic Quarter of Gateshead Quays with a short walk over the  Millennium Bridge to the heart of the city. 

A tight-knit team with a proven track record.


We believe the key to great work is a healthy work-life balance. That means no crunch; a policy we are passionate about.

We’ve built our team around our cultural fit, which has given us a nice mix of industry veterans and up-and-coming stars. This means there are plenty of creative minds and support to spur each other on.

At Sumo Newcastle we are known for our own IP generation, and as such, there is a high amount of creative control within the studio. We aren't big fans of micromanagement, so our team benefits from a high degree of autonomy in their work, with everyone trusted to deliver their best work across a variety of innovative projects.


We offer a superb benefits package including generous holidays and flexi-time. We care about our people, with an emphasis on the work/life balance and out of office events. 

We work hard, but we also like to play hard. Our social activities are driven from what the team want to do, rather than top-down.  In the past, we have done ghost walks, ghetto golf, evening meals, bad movie nights and of course visiting the local bars and pubs. We're always open to suggestions!

We try to organise social events each month, and as well as this there are the massive Sumo Summer and Christmas parties to look forward to.

Sumo Newcastle social life
Sumo Newcastle social life
Sumo Newcastle social life
Industry-leading benefits

(less fun but just as important)


Our studio is in a brand new state of the art facility right in the heart of the city with stunning views over the River Tyne.

Newcastle is well known as one of the friendliest cities in the world, and truly has something for everyone. There are shops, bars, restaurants, theatres, sports, and cinemas aplenty, and of course the world famous Newcastle night-life is right on your doorstep. And when you're ready to calm down from all the excitement you can relax in Newcastle's beautiful outdoor spaces, historic castles (including Hogwarts!) and several stunning beaches less than an hour’s drive away.

We're not sure why you'd ever want to leave, but just in case, we have Newcastle International Airport right on our doorstep with flights to most European and worldwide metropoles and train links providing fast connections to London and Edinburgh.

With everything that Newcastle to has to offer, it's hard to believe that property prices are typically 40% less than the UK average. Whether you’re looking for a city flat or a family home in a nearby village there will be plenty of options available to you, all within a pleasant commute to the studio.