Sumo opens second studio in Canada

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Marie Dealessandri

Timbre Games will be headed by former VP at EA and Maxis, Joe Nickolls

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The Sumo Group has announced the opening of a new studio called Timbre Games, based in Vancouver, Canada.

The studio will be part of Pipeworks Studios, which Sumo acquired for $100 million back in September last year. It will focus on action-adventure and simulation genres.

Timbre will be Sumo’s second office in Canada, and its 14th studio worldwide. It’ll be headed by co-founder Joe Nickolls, former vice president of EA Vancouver, having previously been VP and general manager at Maxis and studio director at

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