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 →
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.
The online Access to Finance event from UKIE offers an opportunity for game developers and indie studios to discover different funding and finance options, to support their games and their businesses
Monstrum 2, the procedurally-generated survival horror game from Dundee's Team Junkfish beat off the challenge from 14 other UK developers, including Codemasters, UsTwo and fellow Scottish studio Amicable Animal, to win the UK Game of the Show last night.
Two Scottish developers - Amicable Animal and Junkfish have had games nominated in the UK Game of the Show award, which takes place at this year's Gamescom event. They take their place alongside titles such as Dirt 5, from the legendary Codemasters and developers such as UsTwo, the company behind the multiple award-winning Monument Valley.... Continue Reading →