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Ukie’s creative computing initiative, Digital Schoolhouse, powered by PlayStation, has been running the UK’s first inter-schools esports tournament, with over 400 pupils from Digital Schoolhouses across the country competing in a Rocket League competition.
The tournament has been designed to inspire students outside of the classroom by exposing them to careers within the games, esports and creative industries.
A new strategy for growing the local games cluster and the wider digital creative sector has been launched by Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP), in partnership with Ukie.
Last Friday, Ukie organised for Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on data analytics, to visit Ninja Theory’s studio and discover their innovative real-time cinematography technology.
During the tour, Daniel gained first hand insight into the technological innovation, art and design involved in producing video games, and Ninja Theory’s pioneering use of performance capture in games.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 10 by Reflection.
In a quiet week for new releases, ‘Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands’ occupies the top spot for a second week. It is a good start to the year for Ubisoft who now have the most weeks at No1 so far in 2017 with four (‘For Honor’ also grabbed two weeks at the top a month ago).
The UK games market was valued at a record £4.33bn in 2016, up +1.2% from the 2015 figures.
The result shows positive growth for the games and interactive entertainment economy, including an +11.1% increase in digital console and PC games sales to £1.22bn and an impressive +16.9% rise in UK mobile games revenue - now worth £995m.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 09 by Reflection.
Last week’s bumper week consisting of Switch console launch, ‘Zelda Breath of the Wild’ and Sony’s ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ carries on this week as we welcome a further 4 new releases, 3 of which debut within the Top 6.
Ukie launches new report 'The UK Games Industry's Priorities for the EU Negotiations' at Parliamentary Roundtable event
Yesterday, Ukie launched our new report ‘State of Play: The UK games industry’s priorities for the EU negotiations’, the culmination of four months’ of consultation with more than 70 games businesses via a UK-wide industry tour from Belfast to Dorking to Manchester, and an online evidence gathering, hearing the industry’s key concerns and opportunities presented by Brexit.