The Ukie Hub Crawl: Raising Your Profile online edition brought this years annual tour to an end.
This year's Hub Crawl will focused on educating local businesses on how to raise the profile of their games business and games. This consisted of a free events at 12 different locations around the UK, and one final event online.
The aim of this tour was to educate local businesses and game developer about marketing, PR, community management, IP, along with products and services that can help enhance their own products.
The tenth anniversary of the Search For A Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star student gamedev challenges has come to a close, and the winners for 2020 have been revealed!
With almost 1000 entrants and over 200 projects published across games programming, art, animation and VFX, this year's challenges have been one of the biggest ever and set a very high level of quality. With our team of 170 expert assessors and judges from across the games industry, these entrants were narrowed down to 45 finalists, and then to our 9 category winners. These 9 students have shown exceptional skills, knowledge & ambition for a career in games, and we're certain that they'll be leading the way for the next generation of games developers.
Ukie Member Localize Direct has kindly written a report outlining the most in demand languages for game localisation in 2020.
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The Mayor is offering 100% free fundraising to help businesses like yours to secure trade by pre-selling vouchers, goods and services.
Small businesses are facing enormous challenges whilst playing an important part in the fight against coronavirus. Many have had to close their doors in recent weeks and are struggling with cashflow.
Today WSA officially launch their final year virtual Arcade - WSA Games https://wsagames.com - In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the fact that all of their face to face events have had to be cancelled they rapidly moved the user testing online.
So now anyone can download, play and provide feedback on the work in progress games.
Games Development Matchmaking Platform SupplyDrop Announced with Mission to Solve Project Ramp Up/Ramp Down Hiring Issues Inherent in the Video Games Industry
SupplyDrop allows studios to find short-term work for those who are currently not on a project and find developers who have the specific skills a studio needs when they need it.
With a mission to empower games development studios to build better, stronger and more stable teams, SupplyDrop connects studios that have too many developers with those who have too few during the games development cycle. SupplyDrop is an intuitive, easy to use matchmaking platform built specifically for video games development.
For all of us, one of the biggest challenges is how to look after your team during this time. Health and wellbeing are critically important so that we can all get back to business as usual when the time comes.
'FIFA 20' returns to the top of the charts for week 16.
The UK market for video games between January and December 2019 was valued at £5.35bn, an overall drop of -4.8% on the previous year’s record-breaking results. This finding comes as the industry finds itself on the cusp of a new generation of console hardware and, as with previous transitional periods, consumer revenues are reflective of a market of expectant of the next big thing.