Two games from Scottish developers have made it into the 15 finalists for the UK Game of the Show 2021 competition. Agatha Christie - Hercule, by Blazing Griffin and Wholesome: Out and About by Yaldi Games are competing against titles from developers including Bossa Studios, Nosebleed Interactive and Outlier Games.
Entries are open for the UK Game of the Show competition, which is looking for the best unreleased game from UK developers, with the winner becoming the UK entrant for the Europe-wide EuroPlay competition
Barclays Demo Day is offering game developers across the UK the chance to demo their latest titles to a global audience in September 2021.
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.
To kick off a happier, easier and more successful new year, our friends at UKIE have launched a virtual version of their hugely popular Hub Crawl 2021, with a focus on making your games company better, faster, and more successful.
According to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), last year was a record breaking year for the UK games industry, with game development and publishing contributing a sizable £2.91bn to the UK economy. That total marked a 9.1% increase over the previous year, meaning that games in the UK entered 2020 with their best foot forward.
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 →