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The Association for United Kingdom Interactive Entertainment or Ukie (pronounced YOU-KEY) is a trade body that aims to support, grow and promote the whole of the UK’s games and interactive entertainment industry. Founded in 2010 (although formerly known as ELSPA), Ukie’s membership includes all the major UK and global games publishers and the best of UK development talent - from promising start-ups to some of the biggest, most successful studios operating in the UK today.

We also have distributors, academic institutions, new publishers, and media outlets that are integral to the lifeblood of the industry as part of the family.

Ukie works with government to champion a range of issues including age ratings, education and skills, access to finance and protecting intellectual property rights. It also works with the media to ensure true and accurate representation of the sector by raising awareness of the industry’s positive economic contribution and the societal benefits of gaming to policy makers, regulators and consumers.

One of Ukie’s key roles is to support its members by providing them with key market information, promoting careers and offering the business support services, training and best-practice knowledge to enable them to operate most effectively.

We also offer comprehensive events programme to give the games industry access to key information, leading industry figures and give everyone the chance to network. You can see our events programme here.

In addition, Ukie compiles weekly, monthly and annual retail charts and sales reports for the UK market.

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Latest press releases

UK games market worth a record £4.33bn in 2016

Author: Sophie Densham

Ukie’s annual UK market valuation increases 1.2% from 2015

The UK mobile games market is worth nearly £1bn

VR hardware included for the first time, worth £61m

Record-breaking results seen for digital and online, mobile games, PC game hardware, toys and    merchandise, books and magazines, movies and soundtracks, and game events and venues

Ukie hires Tim Scott as Head of Public Affairs

Author: Ukie admin

Monday 6 March 2017 - London, United Kingdom Trade body announces new Head of Public Affairs

Games trade body Ukie have today announced that Tim Scott is joining the team as Head of Public Affairs. Tim joins the organisation from London First, where he was Programme Director for Tech and Creative Industries, following ten years in the civil service where he led Creative Industries and tech policy  in the Cabinet Office and Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Grand Theft Auto V Breaks 6m Boxed Copies Sold in UK

Author: Sophie Densham

 

December 2016 - London, United Kingdom Boxed sales of Grand Theft Auto V top 6m in UK

Rockstar Games’ flagship title has contributed more to the British economy than any other single game title in history

Grand Theft Auto V has sold over 6 million boxed copies of the game in the UK since its launch in September 2013, Ukie GFK Chartrack data has shown this week.

UK eSports sets out recommendations to government to make UK a global esports destination

Author: Sophie Densham

Monday 28 November 2016 - London, United Kingdom - eSports whitepaper launched today by games trade body in collaboration with UK esports sector to educate policymakers about the opportunities that esports presents to the UK

The trade body for games and interactive entertainment consulted with members of the UK esports community and today released the results in a whitepaper outlining eight recommendations for how the UK can become a global leader in esports.

Ukie AGM calls for games industry support for Digital Schoolhouse and announces 2016-17 Board of Directors

Author: Sophie Densham

Thursday 22 September - London, United KingdomTrade body uses AGM at EGX to call for games businesses to support their local Digital Schoolhouse, take control of their data in The UK Games Map, and announce new Board of Directors

Ukie also formally announced the results of its 2016-17 Board election at the trade body’s AGM at EGX.

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