Adeogo, a budding mobile game developer who has already released his first mobile game, joined us in the Ukie office for a week of work experience. Here's what he had to say about his time with the trade body.
Back in 2012 Ukie hosted a rather special game jam. Named 'Journo/Dev Swap', it challenged game press to step up as developers, while game devs attended to cover the jam as press. Well; after a long wait the Journo/Dev Swap game jam is back.
*Deadline for voting is 5pm UK time Wednesday 28th August*
Why you should vote in the Ukie board election
The Ukie board plays a crucial role in the organisation and the wider industry. It helps set our strategic direction, provides essential advice on the key issues facing the sector and ensures our members have their voice heard as effectively as possible.
Our Members’ Survey is one of the most important pieces of work we do each year.
It is our way of finding out whether the industry is confident of future business growth, how it’s tackling the challenges of today and where it thinks the sector is going. And your responses matter to us.
That’s why we’re happy to announce that one member who fills in the survey before the deadline will win a free table on our Gamescom stand in Cologne in 2020, which normally costs £2,500.
Ukie will be celebrating its 30th birthday and its supporting 30 Years of Play campaign at Gamescom this year by bringing its largest presence ever to Cologne.
A record 84 companies will join the Ukie stand, which will be wrapped in a livery highlighting the key games and dates in the 30 years since the trade body first formed in 1989.
‘Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled’ Speeds to the top of the all formats chart this week coming from 3rd place.
In second we have ‘Super Mario Maker 2’, closely followed by ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ which narrowly beat ‘Fifa 19’. In 5th we the steady return of ‘Grand Theft Auto V’. Unfortunately, there are no new titles to be entered into the all formats chart this week.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 31 by Reflection.
Applications are now OPEN for Games London's annual outbound trade delegation to Slush in Helsinki.
Slush is Europe’s leading tech event, featuring a raft of major talks and pitching opportunities, plus extravagant displays of tech. The event attracts 20,000 attendees each year from around the world. Helsinki is host to some of the most respected games companies in the world, including Supercell and Rovio.
Several video game industry leaders are announcing new initiatives to help consumers make informed choices about their purchases, including loot boxes.
The major console makers – Sony Interactive Entertainment, Microsoft and Nintendo – are committing to new platform policies that will require paid loot boxes in games developed for their platforms to disclose information on the relative rarity or probability of obtaining randomized virtual items.
Video Game Tax Relief (VGTR) has supported over 1,000 claims since its introduction in 2014, according to HMRC’s latest Creative Industries Statistics.
A total of £324m has been paid out to 1,110 claims since the relief was introduced. In this time over 1,075 games have made claims which has supported £2.6bn investment in British content, highlighting the invaluable government and public support provided by the scheme.