Our members

Our members make us what we are. 

We represent almost 400 games businesses, from large format holders such as Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo and all the biggest global games publishers to promising small start-ups, rising stars and established bigger studios creating some of the best games in the world.

If you’re a businesses that makes or sells games in the UK or provides services or support to the UK games industry you can be part of the network. 

Why join Ukie?

Norwich University of the Arts

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is an independent specialist arts, design and media University with a 170 year reputation for excellence.

NUA is dedicated to providing vocational, practice based courses which allow students to enter an exciting and challenging community of artists, designers and makers who share their passions and interests. Whilst the institution’s history can be traced back to 1845, it is contemporary and forward thinking with industry standard facilities in its city centre campus.

Nosebleed Interactive

Nosebleed Interactive is a multi-award winning independent studio based in Newcastle upon Tyne, in the heart of the North East of England. We’ve worked with some of the world’s biggest companies, brands and content providers such as Channel 4 and Sony Interactive Entertainment.

At our core, we're all gamers, passionate about playing and making great games and entertainment software. Our focus is on crafting unique, fun and inclusive experiences. We're always striving to exceed expectations with what we do.

Oculus VR

Oculus VR® was founded by Palmer Luckey, self-described virtual reality enthusiast and hardware geek. The company launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund development of their first product, the Oculus Rift, a ground-breaking virtual reality headset for immersive gaming. With the support of top video game companies including Valve, Epic Games and Unity, the Kickstarter was an enormous success, raising over $2.4 million in funding from project backers and supporters around the world.

Odgers Berndtson

For over 50 years, Odgers Berndtson has helped some of the world’s biggest and best organisations find the senior talent to drive their agendas.

We deliver executive search, assessment and development to businesses and organisations varying in size, structure and maturity. We do that across over 50 sectors, whether commercial, public or not-for-profit and draw on the experience of more than 250 Partners and their teams in 29 countries.

omuk

omuk are experts in dialogue production.

We enable truly immersive, context-driven performance that empowers video game developers to achieve their highest dramatic goals.

We have 100s of titles to our credit and many of the world's most successful games companies amongst our clients.  

Our services:

OPM Response

Our team is split into designated divisions that are specialised to a particular job function within the game-making process, publishing and aftersales, so each of our consultants are an expert in their specific sector. All studios have different needs depending on their projects, that’s why our team have excelled in recruiting for Permanent, Contract, Temporary and Funded Temporary terms of employment, meaning there isn’t a role that we can’t fill!

Opposable Games

Combining a deep understanding of player engagement with a highly talented creative and technical team, Opposable Games excel in creating games that connect across platforms and mobile devices in inventive and compelling ways.

Underpinned by our in-house technology, OneTouchConnect, and a portfolio of award-winning games, we’re at the forefront of developers seizing the potential of the much-heralded second screen.

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke is widely recognised as the leading European law firm for the interactive entertainment industry.  We advise companies from every area of this sector ranging from global publishers to indie developers and have extensive experience of all of the legal and commercial issues that they face, including:

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Oury Clark

Oury Clark specialise in helping businesses set up in the UK. We are a truly unique and boutique firm delivering services to the highest standards whilst keeping commerciality and efficiency at the core of our philosophy.

Solicitors
Oury Clark Solicitors was founded in 1997. Based primarily in central London, thanks to its close links with Oury Clark’s other associated businesses, it is ideally placed to provide clients with a uniquely integrated service.

Outright Games

We’re a family business making family entertainment. We combine our passion for quality licences and brands with our expertise and ability to create high-quality video games that feature all your favourite characters and are outright fun for the whole family to play.

We are passionate about creating great games with quality licenses, as we understand the value of brands, and the relationships they share with consumers.

We use our expertise to create high-quality video games, combined with our ability to distribute on a global scale.

PaperSeven

PaperSeven specialises in:

  • GAMES DEVELOPMENT
  • INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT
  • HIGH-QUALITY DIGITAL CONTENT

Games development is at the heart of it all – it’s what makes us tick. The senior team has over 50 years’ development experience across all platforms – from the world of F2P on mobile to AAA, premium products on console and PC.

We have enjoyed working for third parties over the years, but we are now more heavily focused on developing our own IP, and all the excitements that brings with it!

Payload Studios

Payload Studios is a British independent game studio founded by Russ Clarke to develop the ultimate exploration and combat game, TerraTech.

Studio history
Previously of London's Ideaworks mobile studio, Payload Studios founder Russ Clarke left London’s Ideaworks mobile studio to go on his very own indie adventure in 2012.

The end result was Payload Studios, with Russ pulling in his experience from working on beloved franchises like Metal Gear, Call of Duty, Resident Evil, Tomb Raider and Fable to create the first prototype for TerraTech.

Perpetual

In 2017, Perp Games was formed as the Video Game Publishing arm of Perpetual- Europe. Our journey into Video Games Publishing is an exciting one, at the cutting edge of video game technology and VR. It is incredible to be working with such talented developers on titles such as VR Karts, The Affected, Snow, Don’t Knock Twice, Radial G annd Fruit Ninja. Perp’s aim is to help developers, in any way possible, bring their extraordinary and exciting product to the market.

Piggyback Interactive

"There are guides to videogames and then there are Piggyback guides, justly renowned as immaculately researched and illustrated labours of love that dwarf the efforts of rival publishers in the genre." (The Guardian)

Fortunately for gamers, we publish our guides across a wide range of markets: North America, South America, the UK, Australia and New Zealand as well as France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Benelux, the Nordic Territories, Austria and Switzerland.

Pinewood Studios Group

The Pinewood Studios Group is a leading provider of studio and related services to the global film and television industry. Synonymous with world class British and international productions, the impressive heritage of its UK-based Pinewood and Shepperton Studios date back to the early 20th Century and are home to some of the most successful feature films and TV shows ever made.

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