Hollie Bennett: A day in the life of a social and community manager
Games lawyer and Ukie member Jas Purewal tells us what the new EU VAT rules mean for games companies.
This update was originally posted on the Purewal and Partners website.
What is happening?
From 1 January 2015, new EU tax rules will require value added tax (VAT) to be charged on digital content sales (like video games, apps, digital music and video) at the VAT rate of each EU country where its customers are based.
A VGA at the NFTS
We caught up with Laurence Bouvard, voiceover artist and Video Games Ambassador, after her visit to the NFTS.
Chris White MP hears from UK games industry at APPG
As the MP for Warwick and Leamington, I have had the opportunity to visit many of the incredible video games companies located in my constituency, and have been inspired by the creativity and passion in this sector. Companies such as Radiant Worlds and Free Style Games and those involved in the co-working space at Arch Creatives have all demonstrated why this industry offers so much potential to create growth and skilled jobs in our region and nationally.
Are we having fun yet?! Ripstone's Phil Gaskell explores the definition of fun
Being a dad to two sporty boys has led me into coaching football at weekends. I run the Academy for kids aged 4-6, and the thing with kids that age is you have to make it fun to keep them focused. Don’t expect them to all line up neatly and well-behaved to take turns passing or shooting. You have to engage them with play, and create fun games that also teach them the basic skills they’ll need to improve their footballing without them really noticing.
Members and MPs enjoy our largest ever Westminster Reception
Last night, in partnership with Activision and Ubisoft, we hosted our largest ever Westminster Reception to announce our policy manifesto framework and celebrate the cultural and economic importance of the UK games sector. Over 200 policy makers, MPs, Peers, policy makers and industry figures from other creative sectors attended.
Our Chair Andy Payne gives his thoughts on standing for Ukie Board election
Ukie Student member Bojan Brbora discusses developing his first game "4pm"
Life changes forever when the clock strikes 4pm.
The development of a debut game by Ukie Student member, Bojan Brbora
Here's our first ever guest blog, this time from Sony XDEVEurope's Sarah Wellock
My name is Sarah Wellock and I’m the Lead Community Manager at Sony XDEVEurope!
Sony places immense value in quality, creativity and credibility and here at Sony XDEV we’re incredibly proud to have worked with renowned studios such as Quantic Dream, Media Molecule and Housemarque.