Based in Middlesbrough, UK
February 11, 2013
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SockMonkey Studios is an independant games studio based in the North East of England. We have an experienced development team that creates high quality work, from full-scale game development to assisting other developers in bringing their games to all major platforms.
SockMonkey was founded in 2013 by Bob Makin and Darren Cuthbert, who had previously worked at studios such as Team17, Jagex and Iguana. The duo set out to create a new studio in Teesside, with the aim to grow into a "superstudio" for the region.Nearly 9 years later...
Growing the studio from 2 to 30+, SockMonkey have put their mark on some amazing projects from studios such as SEGA, Double Eleven, Team17, Hello Games, Wired Productions, tinyBuild, Outfit7, Playstack and more, working on titles such as Prison Architect, Joe Danger, The Escapists, Songbringer, Deliver Us the Moon, Totally Accurate Battlegrounds, and many, many more.The Future...
With an expanding team and new and exciting developments on the horizon, SockMonkey is currently on track to hit it's targets of a 50 strong studio by the end of 2021, and has numerous of it's own IP in the pipeline. The first, Fish Tanks!, is due out in late 2021.
Fish Tanks! YouTube
Kill it with Fire - Ports YouTube
Deliver Us the Moon - Ports YouTube
Prison Architect - Switch Port YouTube
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Awards & Recognition
- "Tees Business Leader of the Year (Bob Makin) - Finalist" - Tees Tech Awards, August 2021
- "Unsung Hero (Darren Falcus) - Finalist" - Tees Tech Awards, August 2021
- "Small Business of the Year (Under 75 People) - Winner" - North East Business Awards, September 2020
- "Company of the Year - Finalist" - Tees Tech Awards, August 2020
- "Tech Ambassador - Finalist" - Tees Tech Awards, August 2020
- "Teesside Ambassador Award" - March 2018
- "Business Development of the Year" - Game Bridge 2015
- "Middlesbrough games developer to create dozens of jobs with £250k investment"
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- "Middlesbrough games studio SockMonkey to create 50-strong team by 2021 after huge growth"
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Team & Repeating Collaborator
Director of Business Development
Marketing and Communications Manager