Sumo Digital 2018 financials, Phoenix Wright, more

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How is it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from The Gaming Observer, and this is your Daily Gaming Update for April 10th, 2019. Head over to thegamingobserver.com for links and a transcript of today’s report.

Sumo Digital 2018 financial results

Sumo Digital released their yearly financial results ending December 31 2018. They gained £18 million in profit, which is a 39% increase from 2017, so they’re doing well for themselves. With this being their first year on the stock market, they were looking to impress, and it appears as though they’ve done so. In 2018 they contributed to Hitman 2 from IO Interactive, which is the only major product they were a part of. Also in that year though, they acquired developers The Chinese Room, the CCP Newcastle branch, and began making two games in Apple Arcade. Something they were clearly emphasizing was adding original IP’s to their portfolio following their success of self-published Snake Pass. They are building this through Game Jams, a grass roots concept team, and from acquisitions like The Chinese Room. For 2019, they developed Crackdown 3, and are planning a release of Team Sonic Racing in May. They also acquired developers Red Kite Games, and are hoping to self-publish at least one game in 2019, presumably it’s unannounced at this point.

“Can You Pet The Dog” twitter account influences Enter The Gungeon

This one is hilarious. There is a Twitter account called Can You Pet The Dog, which is dedicated to cataloging which games allow or disallow you to pet dogs that exist in those worlds. This account came to light recently because they catalogued Enter the Gungeon as not being able to pet the dog. Well, the people who make Gungeon, Dodge Roll, went ahead a rolled out an update that lets you pet the dog. The twitter account has reflected this. A fascinating example what social media allows us to do these days, and obviously gives Dodge Roll some good PR as they roll out their final expansion for the game.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Triolgy releases

The Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy has now arrived on PC and consoles . These are classics and if you haven’t heard or played it by now, I’m not sure which rock you’ve been living under. Here’s what IGN has to say about it, quote “it’s the first three Ace Attorney games. Nothing more, nothing less. It’s effectively a port of a 2014 3DS game that was a port of a 2013 iOS game that was itself a port of three Nintendo DS games, each of which were ported from the Game Boy Advance.” endquote. He goes on to say if you’ve played the games before, no need to pick this up, but if you haven’t, this is a great place to start.

 

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