Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture Dev Acquired by Sumo Digital

England-based studio, The Chinese Room, officially joined Sumo Digital as a subsidiary studio. The Chinese Room are a small indie studio, known for their work on mods but more for their work on titles such as Dear Esther, horror title Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs and adventure narrative title Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture.

CEO of Sumo Group Carl Cavers expressed his excitement towards working with The Chinese Room on future titles, as well as praising the studio’s creative abilities and admitting they will be a valuable asset to their studio.

I am really pleased that Dan has chosen to join Sumo Group. We believe Dan’s renowned creative abilities will add real value to Sumo Group. The Chinese Room has an outstanding reputation and its acquisition will enhance and extend Sumo Digital’s capabilities. Having a studio in the south of England opens new doors for the Group and we are confident that it will create exciting opportunities.

On the other side, Creative Director of The Chinese Room Dan Pinchbeck seemed thrilled to join Sumo Digital’s development group and mentioned their common aim is to build upon the reputation they earned as a studio from their previous titles as well as creating “a truly world-class studio delivering bold, imaginative new games.”

I’m thrilled to be joining Sumo Digital, a network of studios I’ve got a huge amount of respect for. Sumo will provide the support and experience I’m looking for to take The Chinese Room to the next level. Our aim is to build on the reputation I’m proud to have earned, to create a truly world-class studio delivering bold, imaginative new games. We’re already working on some really fantastic new concepts, alongside discussions with partners about some of the games we already have in the pipeline. The future of the studio is incredibly exciting and being part of the Sumo family is absolutely central to that.

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[Source: Official press release[