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.
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
Monday, 20 November 2017 - London, United Kingdom
Second outing to leading European tech event after 2016 outbound mission scored $10m deal
Six upcoming studios selected with an interest in AR, AI, blockchain, esports, mobile and new forms of interactive entertainment
Delegation includes a brand new London studio that comes out of stealth mode on 1 December
Six cutting-edge London games studios have been selected for Games London’s second outbound mission to SLUSH in Helsinki later this month.
18 October 2017 - London, United Kingdom
-Trade body’s biennial Westminster Games Day sees Parliamentarians turn out for a day of education and lobbying for the needs of the games sector
-Events included Data Breakfast, Innovation Showcase, Skills Panel, and Ukie’s annual Westminster Games Reception
9 October 2017 - London, United Kingdom – TT Games, Creative Assembly, Epic Games and more head north to educate and inspire future talent into games sector
Ukie’s annual Student Conference will bring the top names in the games industry to Staffordshire University on Wednesday 25 October.
21 September 2017 - London, United Kingdom Ukie host AGM at EGX in Birmingham, including:
- Announcement of two-year programme with Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) to support growth of West Midlands games cluster
- Ukie, PlayStation and SEGA make a joint call for more industry support for Digital Schoolhouse initiative and launch new entry level supporters tier
Tuesday 15 August 2017 - London, United Kingdom – Games industry veterans Vanessa Joyce and Marie Claire Isaaman join Ukie in project support roles; Digital Schoolhouse, powered by PlayStation, welcomes new Programme Development Executive Laura Martin to support nationwide expansion
Games trade body Ukie have hired two expert industry consultants, Vanessa Joyce and Marie-Claire Isaaman, to support and scale Ukie’s mission for the sector and to work jointly on special projects.
- London Games Festival 2018 runs from 5 April to 15 April
- Over 50,000 people flocked to the city-wide games celebration’s 40+ events in 2017
- Games London’s wider programme continues to deliver for the capital with nearly £30m potential investment attracted to games businesses in London and across the UK
The London Games Festival will return in 2018, running from 5 April to 15 April, organiser Games London has announced.
July 11th 2017, London, United Kingdom – Trade body announce impressive membership growth with new members including games giants Jagex and Riot Games.
Ukie, the trade body for games and interactive entertainment in the UK, are pleased to announce a huge increase in applications to join the network, resulting in membership reaching 365 games companies.
17 May 2017 - London, United Kingdom – Manifesto launched today outlining key recommendations to support UK’s world leading games and interactive entertainment industry, boosting exports, jobs, and growth across the country