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Ukie will present, in association with the Develop Conference, a screening of Indie Game: The Movie at Develop in Brighton.
The screening will take place at 8.45pm on the 10th July at the Odeon Brighton, a 2 minute walk from the Hilton Brighton Metropole where Develop in Brighton is taking place. Doors will open at 8.15pm with drinks available before the screening and a mixer/networking event after the film.
UKIE has today issued the February 2012 UK PC Download Chart in public Beta.
UK PC Download Chart: Full Game March 2012
Ukie unveils UKTI funding support to help British games businesses attend major overseas trade shows
Ukie has revealed its comprehensive exhibitor support packages for two of the industry’s leading trade shows.
Ukie has been appointed by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) as the exclusive ATO (Approved Trade Organisation) for gamescom and GDC Europe, both taking place in Cologne Germany, in August 2012. The appointment by UKTI is accompanied by generous trade support grants to help UK businesses expand their international trade.
Ukie sees creation of new studio as recognition of the leading role that the UK can play in the global games industry.
Ukie is putting on the Play Day Party at this year’s Digital Shoreditch Festival. The Play Day, part of the Digital Shoreditch Festival of events, takes place on 31 May and covers the latest ideas in design, delivery and creation of games and playful experiences. It is aimed at everyone interested in harnessing the power of play, and brings together the brightest and most respected minds working in games and interactive entertainment in London today.
A simpler and stronger age-rating system for video games will soon be law after proposals were today (10th May) laid in Parliament.
It’s been a long time coming, but ‘Sniper Elite V2’ debuts at No1 for 360/PS3 via 505 Games and PC via Mastertronic. The original game debuted back in 2005 on Xbox, PS2 and PC via Ubisoft but the developer remains the same, UK independent, Rebellion. Activision Blizzard’s [Prototype 2] drops from No1 to No2 (-63%), EA’s ‘FIFA 12’ remains at No3 (+4%) with the rest of the pack shuffling around by a few positions. The only other new release within the Top 40 is Warner’s ‘Mortal Kombat’ for PS Vita, debuting at No1 on the Vita Chart.