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More than 270 students and developers attend the first student and indie games conference

Author: Richie Enticknap

More than 270 students and developers attend the first student and indie games conference

Wednesday 22nd October 2014 - London, United Kingdom – Ukie partners with Epic, Overclockers UK, Flix Interactive and Staffordshire University to deliver the first student and indie game conference. More than 20 industry experts gather to speak to over 270 independent and aspiring developers about a wide variety of business focused talks.

Ukie announces new Board members and two new initiatives for the UK games sector

Author: Richie Enticknap

Ukie announces new Board members and two new initiatives for the UK games sector

Friday 26th September 2014 - London, United Kingdom – Businesses of all sizes make up new Ukie Board of Directors, trade body Ukie announces at the EGX expo, with 25% female representation. Ukie also formally announces two new initiatives, including the Digital Schoolhouse Programme to revolutionise the teaching of programming in schools

Games industry worth as much as £1.7bn - double previous estimate

Author: Richie Enticknap

Thursday 25th September, London, United Kingdom -Nesta and Ukie publish first ‘big data’ based mapping of the UK’s games industry. Explosion of new games companies gives industry 22% YOY growth

The true value of the UK games industry has been unlocked by big data, showing it may be double the size of previous estimates. A map of the UK games industry is published today by Nesta in partnership with Ukie to map the industry’s value, shape and size.

Over 90 game developers attend first ever “Untied” Unity community built conference

Author: Richie Enticknap

Thursday 18th September 2014 - London, United Kingdom – Ukie joined forces with Byron Atkinson-Jones, Green Man Gaming and Unity to host the first “Untied” conference aimed at Unity developers.

What started as an open conversation on Twitter has culminated in the birth of the first ever “Untied” Unity community conference taking place today at Ukie’s London office. More than 90 game developers attended to listen to talks from a variety of speakers about all things Unity and have one-on-one time with companies like Microsoft, Curve, Green Man Gaming and the Unity team.

Ukie partners with Staffordshire University and Unreal for student and indie developer conference

Author: Richie Enticknap

Ukie partners with Staffordshire University and Unreal for student and indie developer conference.

Wednesday 10th September 2014 - London, United Kingdom – The free one-day conference, sponsored by Epic Games, will bring together students, alumni and industry professionals to give insights into key trends in the industry and to share experiences of working in different kinds of games businesses.

Doors open at Ukie’s seaside UK industry stand at gamescom

Author: Richie Enticknap

Wednesday 13th August 2014 - London, United Kingdom – Fifty three UK games businesses on the official UK industry stand run by UK trade body Ukie

Fifty-three games companies from the UK opened for business today at the biggest ever British collective in the business hall of gamescom, Europe’s biggest games trade show.

Millions of pounds worth of business is expected to be generated over the three days of the show on the UK industry stand alone.

Ukie and Nesta announce games mentoring pairs

Author: Richie Enticknap

Tuesday 22nd July 2014 - London, United Kingdom

Ukie and Nesta’s Video Games Mentor Network launched in April to enable businesses to access help and advice from established industry leaders to support their growth.

Following an open call for applications, eight mentees have now been chosen and paired with a mentor whose skills, expertise and knowledge matched their business needs.

The following are the Video Games Mentor Network partners for this year:

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