Industry veteran and Sumo director Ian Richardson dies aged 53

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Christopher Dring

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Highly regarded UK industry veteran Ian Richardson has died suddenly aged 53.

Richardson has spent over 30 years working in video games, including senior roles at Gremlin, Ocean, Europress and Rage during the 1990s. He’s best known today for his work as business development director for Sumo Digital, where he has spent six years in which the developer has grown exponentially.

Outside of work, Richardson has raised significant funds for games industry charity SpecialEffect, in which he was an ambassador.

In a statement, Sumo said:

“To all our friends in the industry, the terrible news this weekend of the passing of Ian

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