A new report from Games Job Live shows things are looking good for the UK games industry. With a changing jobs landscape and the biggest studios hiring in the hundreds, there’s lots to be optimistic about.
Part of Ukie’s push to help educate young people about careers in games, the One Minute Mentor programme is calling for anyone involved in the games industry to share a tiny chunk of wisdom about what they do and how they got there.
With Devices For All, Ukie is asking the UK games industry to donate its old laptops and computers so they can be given a new home in schools up and down the country.
UKIE has submitted a number of proposals to the UK government, ahead of the forthcoming budget (March 3rd), aimed at helping the UK games industry to grow significantly in the coming years.
Our friends at Games Jobs Live are back with a series of events this month, kicking off with their first livestream of 2021.
As if any further proof was necessary, Channel 4 has confirmed that we are indeed living in the bizzaro timeline by revealing plans to bring back GamesMaster later this year
Headed up by London-based independent developer Payload Studios, the Tentacle Zone Incubator is a programme offering mentorship, networking opportunities and an all-round games industry insight to independent developers with disabilities or neurodiversites, who come from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, are of an underrepresented gender, or are POC or LGBTQ+.
Gaming and Me: Connections, Identity and Support takes for granted the fact that millions and millions us have very healthy and productive relationships with the games we play, and that games can be an integral and hugely meaningful part of their players’ lives.
Games Sales Data reports that UK games players bought 42.7 million games in 2020, which is 34% more than 2019
Hutch Games, which has a Dundee studio, has been purchased by Modern Times Group (MTG) for £375 million, with proceeds being shared with staff.