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What was the hub crawl?
The Hub Crawl 2018 was a series of free events, located all around the UK, that brought games businesses together to hear and share the latest thinking on business growth. Each event featured a series of short, informative sessions from industry experts in key areas such as finance, marketing and technology and these were followed by a games panel featuring companies from the local area. The content was different at each event.
Internet Safety Strategy – an opportunity for games to lead the way
You’ve created a video game, and you’re excited to share it with the world. Before you do, however, you need to think through your payments strategy. After all, that’s your revenue on the line. So how do you begin accepting payments, whether it be for the game itself or for in-game add-ons? Unless you go through the trouble of becoming certified, regulated, and integrated into banks, your best bet is finding a reliable payment service provider.
Ukie Hotline runs until the 25th of May.
Here at Ukie we're always looking at new and exciting ways to help our members. As such, we're excited to announce our first ever Ukie Hotline event which will take place over a two week period in May. Each day will see a different partner take to the phone to answer your questions.
Sony’s PS4 ‘God of War’ takes a fifth consecutive week at No1 – just one more No1 will see it equal the 6 consecutive weeks for Sony’s ‘The Last of Us’ on PS3 (starting week 24, 2013).
6,000+ skilled workers denied entry to UK – what does this mean for a post-Brexit future?
Ukie Hotline: Ian Hamilton discusses game accessibility
With game developers trying to make their creations accessible to as many people as possible, but with many either not knowing where to start or how to carry it out practically. Ukie has enlisted the help of Ian Hamilton to answer any and all questions our members may have on the 17th of May from 2-5pm on the matter.
Fourth week at no.1 for 'God of war'
Sony’s PS4 ‘God of War’ takes a fourth consecutive week at No1. Last week it equalled ‘The Last of Us: Remastered’ and so now has one more week – for a Sony published game it is now looking to beat a 6 week consecutive run for Sony’s ‘The Last of Us’ on PS3 (starting week 24, 2013), or if including PS2, an 8 week run for ‘Gran Turismo 3’ (starting week 29, 2011).
Ukie hotline: Stefano Petrullo discusses PR
PR and gaming go hand in hand, with strategies almost being as crucial as the creation itself, having an understanding in today’s climate of PR strategy is essential, no matter the size of your company. In light of this, Industry veteran Stefano Petrullo founded Renaissance PR, to provide a unique non-formulaic approach to public relations, which has gone on to be nominated for several awards, winning TMT News’ Best PR Gaming Professional in 2016.
Games industry visits 10 Downing Street.
Senior games and esport industry figures, including Ukie CEO Dr Jo Twist OBE, Ukie Chair, Noirin Carmody and representatives from PlayStation, ESL, SEGA, Team Dignitas, Ninja Theory, Media Molecule and more, attended a Creative Industries reception last night at 10 Downing Street, hosted by the Prime Minister.