What’s big, bright and was worth £5.11bn in 2017?... Interactive entertainment in the UK.
The focus of national days can vary from baked beans to celebrated three-day bank holiday weekends. They come and they go, but some are dearer to us than others. National Video Games Day brings feeling of excitement in the air at Ukie, so we thought it was the perfect opportunity to shout about what makes this sector so great. Every day we see the innovative work the UK games sector achieves in the name of creating games, but sometimes we forget to realise that not everyone notices.
No-deal papers highlight pressing need for certainty on talent and data
In December the World Health Organisation signalled their intention to include "Gaming Disorder" as a serious health condition in their current draft of the International Classification of Diseases. Last updated in 1990, the eleventh edition of the manual is due to be published in Summer 2018. Ukie have been working hard behind the scenes alongside our international colleagues at ESA, ESA Canada, ISFE and IGEA to challenge this intention.
Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the Budget today, There was a big focus on tech and innovation but the biggest cheer of the afternoon was support to tackle the housing crisis.
UPDATE: Ukie welcome the formation of a minority government led by the Conservative Party. It is essential that the government now focusses on delivering the right deal in the forthcoming Brexit negotiations and we look forward to working with them to achieve this.
What a night!