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Here you can find all our latest press releases, opinion pieces, and news so you can keep up with what we're doing and not miss out on important things happening in the UK games industry.
This week the Government announced their plans for the UK’s post-Brexit immigration system, featuring a points-based system and reduced salary thresholds. With the UK now having left the EU, EU and non-EU citizens will follow the same immigration route upon its implementation on the 1st of January 2021.
Ukie relaunches Video Games Ambassador Scheme following greater demand to diversify the UK games workforce
We're pleased to announce that we're set to relaunch the Video Games Ambassador (VGA) scheme on Friday 13th March.
It turns volunteers from the games industry into ambassadors, connects them directly with schools, colleges, universities and youth organisations around the UK and gives them the resources to give great career advice to the next generation.
Take part in the Autistica Play Jam, an inclusive game jam designed by the Tentacle Zone at Payload Studios and the charity Autistica.
Starting on the 2nd of March 2020, autism research charity Autistica and Tentacle Zone Workspace at Payload Studios is hosting the Autistica Play Jam! Participating game developers will be asked to create a game tackling one of three themes related to autism. The event aims to be inclusive to autistic players and raise awareness and funds for autism research.
The Grads In Games Awards are back for their third year, celebrating the work of students, academics and studios to improve employability across the games industry.
There are only a few days left to get your nominations in — show your appreciation for those who have been a positive influence for the next generation of gamedevs!
Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 7 Year 2020
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The Ukie Student Conference will be based during the Games London Festival at Somerset House on 30th March. There will be exclusive talks from industry insiders from all sectors such as PR, game development and esports.
This year the conference is sponsored by Playground Games, Epic Games, OPM Response and Games London.
Ukie is looking for diverse and interesting stories and content, to give students as wide a perspective as possible of what it’s like working in games and how successful careers can built.
February 11, 2020: Tandem Events, organisers of Develop:Brighton, today announced a new track for the 2020 conference designed to cover the global mobile gaming market estimated to be worth £52.7 billion.
Develop:Brighton 2020 takes place from Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 July at the Hilton Brighton Metropole with this year’s expo running from Wednesday 15 July.
Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 6 Year 2020 Ending 8th February
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The Hub Crawl is back! Come and join fellow games developers and publishers and identify new opportunities and strategies to support the growth of your business.
This year's Hub Crawl will focus on educating local businesses on how to raise the profile of their games business and games. This will consist of a series of free events, located all around the UK, bringing games businesses together to learn about marketing, PR, community management, IP, along with products and services that can help enhance their own products.
Games companies invest record development spend in UK as highest ever number of games are supported by VGTR, new figures reveal
A record 247 video games received final certification for Video Game Tax Relief (VGTR) in 2019, according to new figures released today by the BFI.
UK spend on games reaching final certification for the relief reached £582.6m, up 189% from £201.9m in 2018.
This acceleration in UK development spend in 2019, spurred by the culmination of the current console cycle, also highlights the importance of the UK industry in the global games production supply chain, with high budget international products investing significant expenditure in the UK.