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Ukie reveals ‘Code Name Spy’ as the winner of the biggest ever Ukie Student game jam and names James Woodrow as ‘Mentor of the Universe’ 2015

Author: Richie Enticknap

Thursday 14th May 2015 - London, United Kingdom - Ukie announces ‘Code Name Spy’ developed by a team of students from University of Goldsmiths as the winners of the second annual Ukie Student game jam

More than 35 UK companies set to do business at GDC San Francisco

Author: Ukie admin

Tuesday 3rd March 2015 London, United Kingdom

UK games industry trade body Ukie have taken more than thirty five UK companies to this year’s GDC San Francisco to showcase the best of British games talent at the show. The exhibiting businesses will demo their games and products on the official UK industry stand, giving them discounted and easy exhibitor space and marketing support at the expo.

The UK industry stand highlights include:

Creative England’s GamesLab and Ukie partner to offer FREE training workshops

Author: Richie Enticknap

Friday 13th February 2014 - Creative England announces FREE marketing workshops for South West and West Midlands SME games businesses, run in partnership with Ukie.

Creative England has joined forces with Ukie, the trade body that aims to support, grow and promote the UK’s games and interactive entertainment industry, to deliver a series of free marketing training workshops.

The workshops are open to SME games businesses based in the South West and the West Midlands and are fully subsidised by the Creative England GamesLab programme.

Autumn statement: Ukie‘s 4-point proposal for video games industry growth

Author: Richie Enticknap

Autumn statement: Ukie‘s 4-point proposal for video games industry growth 

13th November 2014 - London, United Kingdom – Games and interactive entertainment industry body Ukie makes series of recommendations to the Chancellor for further support for the UK’s games industry, ahead of next month’s Autumn Statement.

Ukie and Nesta launch second wave of games industry mentoring programme

Author: Richie Enticknap

Ukie and Nesta launch second wave of games industry mentoring programme

23rd October 2014 - London, United Kingdom – Games businesses invited to apply for mentoring.

After the success of the first cohort of the Video Game Mentoring Network scheme, which saw eight games businesses start the programme earlier this year, Ukie have once again partnered with Nesta to match businesses with experienced games industry mentors.

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.

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