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?

Skara-Blade Remains

In a world broken apart by cataclysm, how long can you stay alive?

Fight for what’s left in Skara, the first versus fighting game of its kind.

Choose from among five races and join up to 16 players online to engage in close combat. Enjoy the freedom to customize your character’s look, equipment and fighting style. Then prepare for battle, be it for five minutes or five hours.

In Skara, actual players are the protagonists. Dominate Skara’s arenas individually or as part of warring factions.

Your actions will write Skara’s history.

Sketchbook Games

Sketchbook Games is a microstudio developing story focused platformer, Lost Words (originally called The Last Word), which is set inside a diary and sees players solving a variety of puzzles by dragging around the words on each page. Game designer Mark Backler has previously worked on games such as Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix and Fable 2. Programmer Audrey Profit was formerly at Whispering Gibbon and Catton Bell. Concept artist Ross Burt has over 12 years experience from companies like the BBC, EA and Playfish.

Skillsearch

Skillsearch is a recruitment agency on a mission to provide top companies with top professionals within the IT industry. Skillsearch Digital is a specialist division of Skillsearch, established in 2010 in response to the rise in demand for talented specialists within the mobile and gaming arenas. Our highly- trained and highly-passionate team of Consultants actively recruiting for a vast range of roles within the arts and animation, mobile, gaming and interactive markets.

Slingshot Cartel

We work differently. We start with a small creative team, who focuses on the game design, the story, the look and style as its only priority, without the pressure’s that often inhibit this process. The sole purpose of this group is to build the foundations for an incredible gaming experience.

We then use our 60 years of experience and Associates to select the right development team for the job, bring in finance for the product through our investor networks and direct the entire production to launch and beyond

Soccer Manager

Soccer Manager is a large online multiplayer football management game. Their visitors are mostly made up of young to middle aged males who are interested in soccer.  Soccer Manager is the peoples game developed by soccer fans for soccer fans.  Soccer Manager is free for all and will always be free for all.

Sold Out Sales & Marketing

Sold Out combines a wealth of experience mixed in with youth to form its close knit team. Garry Williams is an industry veteran with over 30 years’ experience. After founding Mastertronic, Garry has re-established Sold Out alongside James Cato. James’ decades of sales experience gives Sold Out the ability to sell titles to every major distributor in the world. Sean Labode provides additional vision and innovation to Sold Out as Product Manager, alongside George Morgan whose years throughout retail and quality assurance have given him vast knowledge in the field.

Solihull College

Whether you are leaving school or an adult wanting to learn new skills, there are many opportunities for you at Solihull College. We offer a variety of professional and vocational courses, serving over 10,000 full and part-time students living and working across Solihull, Warwickshire and Birmingham. We will help prepare you for your next step into higher-level study or employment as we continue to surpass our most successful achievements year-on-year. We aim to find a place for everyone, with courses offered from beginner to degree-level.

Sony DADC Europe

Sony DADC is a leading disc and digital solution provider for the entertainment, education and information industries, offering world-class optical media replication services, digital and physical supply chain solutions and software services. The company’s network consists of service offices, optical media production, distribution and digital facilities in 19 countries worldwide.

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

At Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Limited, we’re for the players. Since 1995, we’ve brought unbelievable experiences, incredible adventures and a cast of thousands into the homes of gamers worldwide – and sent players out into the world with whole universes in their hands.

Today we’re blazing a trail into the future of entertainment systems, games and apps with PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. And we connect players to us and each other with services such as PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Network. 

Southampton Solent University

Southampton Solent University is all about creating opportunities: for its students, for its staff, for its partners. It offers expertise and experiences you couldn’t get anywhere else, opening doors and making introductions.

We’re focused on the practical side of higher understanding – giving our students the connections, experience and confidence to turn newfound knowledge into a career with real, meaningful impact. Whoever you are, whatever your goals, we want to help you make your mark.

Space Ape Games

Space Ape Games is an Award Winning Mobile/Social Gaming startup founded in 2012. We’re a small, high-performing team with big aspirations to make the highest quality and most successful games on your smart phone and tablet.

We believe that the trait nearly all of the most successful games on mobile and tablet have in common is that they were made by talented teams with lots of experience working together. There are tens of thousands of app developers, but only a handful of really good, really experienced, well gelled teams out there.

SpecialEffect

Our mission is to enable anyone, whatever their physical disability, to enjoy video games and leisure technology.

But we’re not just doing it for the sake of fun. By giving people the means to participate, we’re kick-starting rehabilitation, self-esteem and, most importantly, inclusion.

Spilt Milk Studios

I’ve spent a lot of time wondering what kinds of games I want to make. I’ve come up with three words that I think sum it up, in a kind of airy-fairy, arty-farty, nebulous, ‘feely’ way.

Juicy - Every single interaction should feel good. Better than good. Every single interaction should bring a smile to your face and plant an itch in your brain… an itch that demands you keep on scratching it.

Spirit AI

Spirit AI is a committed team of technology leaders from New York, London and San Francisco.

We bring together some of the foremost thinkers in artificial intelligence within academia and the game industry. Our passion for digital spirit unites us as we strive to breathe life into human-computer interactions.

Endowed with persistent personalities and non-persistent emotions, digital beings interact based on knowledge models, social models and dialogue engines.

Splash Damage

Based in London, England, Splash Damage® Ltd is an independently-owned developer dedicated to AAA multiplayer experiences. The studio most recently completed Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. Splash Damage is best known for developing the popular Enemy Territory franchise for id Software, including the world’s first free-to-play shooter Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory® and its PC sequel, the UK and US #1 hit Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars®.

Splendy

Splendy Games are a UK indie games developer producing ground-breaking narrative-led video games with the emotional power of film. Their first game The Bunker is an award-winning psychological horror available now for PS4, XboxOne, PC/MAC and soon for mobile.

Sports Interactive

Sports Interactive are the world’s leading developer of football management simulations through its Football Manager series of games. Brothers Paul & Oliver Collyer MBE’s released their first management game in 1992 before founding Sports Interactive in 1994. Based in the Old Street area of London, there are now more than 70 full time people in the team.

The SI team is expanded by more than 1,000 researchers across the world whose research makes up the world largest football database, as well as a contracted QA team on-site, and over 100 offsite beta testers.

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