Nominations are now open in Ukie's 2020 board elections, giving you - a full member of Ukie - the opportunity to nominate yourself or someone else to represent the UK industry at board level.
The board plays an essential role in the management of Ukie, working in tandem with the organisation to help set its direction, support the team and ensure it is accountable to the industry. We're looking for a wide range of voices from our membership to sit on the board to ensure it truly represents our industry.
How nominations work
Two new entrants to the top 10 this week, with THQ Nordic's new 'Destroy All Humans!' debuting at no.3 and 'Skater XL' taking no.7 for Solutions 2 Go.
by Jiao Li, Crayfish.io
At the start of the year, many of us had never heard of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). But, over the last few months, PPE has fast become a buzz word - especially now, with the easing of lockdown, as many employers and employees start to think about a return to the post-Covid workplace.
What is it?
The Creative Enterprise: Games Scale Up is a prestigious new programme, developed by Creative England in partnership with Ukie, to support games developers, publishers or support services. This is a vital programme that has been devised with industry leaders for games businesses who are looking to develop and grow their business.
by Tim Davies, Sheridans
Covid-19 hasn’t affected the games industry nearly as much as the other creative industries -- pour one out for the musicians who still can't tour and the TV/film productions that have stalled due to lockdown -- but access to finance for games studios is still an ongoing battle.
Aside from the publishers, angels and VCs that are still a fantastic option for studios looking for funding, this article looks at some of the alternative funding options readily available to games studios in the UK as the country starts to open up.
Sony's 'Ghost of Tsushima' holds off a resurgent 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' to keep the top spot
'Paper Mario: The Origami King' drops to 4th as Codemasters' 'F1 2020' holds third place.
Gridly is the response to industry requirements as it shifts to games as a service model.
Ukie has announced Game Changers, a live game music event streamed via Twitch on Thursday 6th August, showcasing the best of established and emerging UK games music talent.
The first in a new series, Ukie's Game Changers events will highlight the incredible work of a diverse range of people in creative disciplines across the sector, aiming to encourage more people from a wider range of backgrounds to consider careers in games.
Setting up Helix ALM for Remote Teams
Helix ALM simplifies complex product development by combining activities in a suite of three individual modules — Requirements Management, Issues Management, and Test Case Management. By design, it provides end-to-end traceability, and it has out-of-the-box integrations with many other solutions — so teams don’t have to abandon their preferred tools.
Launched today, Ukie's 'Playing On' report shows the UK games sector has risen to the challenges raised by the current pandemic, rapidly adapting to new ways of working and maintaining very high levels of productivity throughout difficult circumstances, without over-reliance on governmental and public funds for support.