2018 Highlights

Here is a timeline of all of the big things Ukie has been up to in 2018. We do so much, that sometimes we forget that members and the industry may wonder "so, what does Ukie actually do?" as they aren't in midst of the business. 

We've created a live document of all of the things we ' actually do' so not only you can keep up-to-date, but so we don't forget all of the awesome stuff we attend, speak at or put on. Enjoy! 

January

  • 8th Jan - Ukie launches our Access to Finance Guide, providing information on a range of funding options including: public funding; tax reliefs; project finance; publishers; equity investment; crowdfunding; and velocity capital.

  • 11th Jan - Ukie launches the "Ukie Hub Crawl", a series of free events, located all around the UK, that bring games businesses together to hear and share the latest thinking on business growth.

  • 18th Jan - Ukie responds to the World Health Organisation classification of "Gaming Disorder"

  • 18th Jan - Ukie Hub Crawl: Brighton

  • 22nd/23rd Jan - Ukie attends Pocketd Gamer Connects, the biggest B2B games show in London

  • 24th/25th Jan - Ukie attends GamesForum London 

  • 31st Jan - Ukie Hub Crawl: Cambridge

February

  • 22 Feb - Ukie Hub Crawl - Belfast 

  • 27 FebUkie Hub Crawl - Cardiff

  • 13 Feb - Ukie Hub Crawl - Liverpool 

  • 14 FebCPI Bullying and Harassment - Guidance is released in reaction to recent alligations of on screen harrasment 

  • 15 FebUkie Hub Crawl - Colchester

  • 12 Feb - Ukie publishes access to finance guide

  • 16 FebKorean trade body and leading academics join opposition to WHO "gaming disorder" alongside Ukie and several industry leading trades bodies around the world 

  • 20 FebUkie Hub Crawl - London

March

  • 16 MarchUkie's Digital Schoolhouse powered by PlayStation's twitch stream makes the homepage with 82.7k views

  • 1 MarchUkie Hub Crawl - Nottingham

  • 2 March - Ukie anounces the Games Market Valuation Announcement for the UK in 2017

  • 5 MarchUkie announces International Games Growth & Investment Summit as part of International Business Festival

  • 6 March - Ukie Hub Crawl - Glasgow

  • 7 MarchUkie Mixed Reality Subgroup - What's Next For VR? is held at Ukie HQ

  • 8 MarchUkie attends MCV Awards 

  • 15 MarchUkie Hub Crawl - Guildford

  • 21 - 23 MarchUkie attends the GDC in San Francisco, holding a stand that is an integral part of the event  

  • 28 March - Ukie holds General Data Protection Regulations Briefing with Charles Russell Speechlys

  • 28 March - Long awaited Creative Industries Sector Deal was launched

  • 26 MarchMayor of London re-commits to £1.2m Ukie's Games London programme for further three years

  • 27 MarchUkie Hub Crawl - Nottingham 

April

  • 10 AprilUkie's Digital Schoolhouse powered by PlayStation's Esports Tournament Final

  • 11 AprilUkie Student Conference - South

  • 17 April - Ukie welcomes the industry to see the new office 

  • 18 AprilCEO Dr Jo Twist OBE speaks at Beyond Entertainment: Games and Mental Health Cross-APPG Event

  • 19 April - Ukie Hub Crawl:  Bristol  

  • 24 AprilUkie Hub Crawl: Dundee  

  • 26 April - The Duke of York’s iDEA accredits DSH Esports

May

  • 29 May -  Casual Connect London

  • 11 MayMCV Women in Games 2018

  • 14 May - Ukie Delivers the 'Ukie Hotline' for the industry 

  • 9 MayGames industry attends Prime Minister’s reception

June

  • 22 June - Ukie attends "Get Your Game On!"

  • 27 June​ - International Games Funding Conference: Liverpool International Business Festival 2018

  • 18 JuneUkie as part of Global coalition expresses concerns on the inclusion of gaming disorder in the WHO ICD-11 list

  • 18 JuneUkie publishes FAQ on 'Gaming Disorder'

July

  • 11 July - Ukie attends Develop Awards 2018 

  • 11 JulyUkie Mixed Reality Breakfast @ Develop

  • 16 July - Ukie publishes Brexit Whitepaper: our analysis

  • 24 JulyThe Ukie blueprint tour 4.0 kicks off in London 

August

  • 1 AugustCambridge Ukie Blueprint tour 4.0 

  • 3 AugustUkie Trade Mission to China Joy 

  • 8 August - Brighton Ukie Blueprint tour 4.0 

  • 15 August - Newcastle Ukie Blueprint tour 4.0 

  • 16 August - Glasgow Ukie Blueprint tour 4.0 

  • 21 August - Ukie at Gamescom 'UK fun fair stand' 

  • 28 August - Bristol Ukie Blueprint tour 4.0 

  • 30 August - Leeds Ukie Blueprint tour 4.0 

September