The UK videogames market value reached a record £7 billion in 2020, an increase of +29.9% from 2019, beating 2018’s previous record by more than a billion pounds. While 2020 was a difficult year for many, with impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting nearly every aspect of daily life, homebound consumers turned to games for... Continue Reading →
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.
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.
As part of its work to support the Video Game Tax Relief (VGTR), UKIE is gathering critical economic data about our sector, through a UK Games Industry Economic Impact Survey, to ensure it can base base future work on robust and comprehensive evidence. The organisation needs ALL games businesses - large and small - to give them accurate... Continue Reading →
Games charity GamesAid, is holding the "Stand Up for GamesAid" night on Tue DEC 15th, hosted by top stand-up comedian Imran Yusuf and featuring awesome improv crew, Shoot From The Hip.
UKIE is joining the UKIE Government Kickstart scheme, to help fund games businesses to hire and train young people (aged 16-24) for roles within the videogames industry.
Game Parade 2020 is a brand new game jam, created specifically to help developers to find jobs within the UK games industry.
One Special Night is an evening of informative and entertaining punchy 10 minute talks by games industry legends to fundraise for Special Effect. It's a free livestream event, open to anyone - whether in the games industry, around it, or just a gamer eager to hear from the personailities behind some of the world's favourite... Continue Reading →
Applications for BAFTA Crew Games, the programme to help creators and practitioners in the early stage of their careers, are now open.