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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.
Sony's 'Ghost of Tsushima' drops to No.2 in a week with six Nintendo games in the top ten.
Ukie's Game Changers, streamed live on Twitch on Aug 6th, raised over £1,000* in donations for GamesAid and Mermaids, in an evening showcasing the best of established and emerging UK games music talent.
*and at the time of writing, still climbing
The evening saw fantastic performances and contributions from five of the UK's best and brightest female composers and musicians, all hosted live from London’s Loading Bar.
Superheroes Unite! Creative writing competition for children now open with industry judges Gabrielle Kent & Andy Hall
Your child can now take part in the Digital Schoolhouse Superheroes Unite! Creative writing competition & learn how a love of creative writing can shape your career in the video games industry.
We’re proud to introduce six new characters to the Digital Schoolhouse family – meet the Creator, Team Player, Explorer, Storyteller, Leader & Problem Solver!
We are now well in to the fifth month of having the whole of nDreams transition from working in an office to working from home – and what was at first very strange and, for many of us, very scary, has over this time become the new norm.
We're excited to announce the finalists for UK Game of the Show at gamescom 2020.
Ukie received an overwhelming number of applications for this year's UK Game of the Show at gamescom, 15 of which have been selected as finalists to take part.
Ukie Board Nominations 2020 open - nominate yourself to stand in the Ukie board elections by 21 August
Nominations are now open in Ukie's 2020 board elections, giving you - a full member of Ukie - the opportunity to nominate yourself to represent the UK industry on our board.
The board plays an essential role in the management of Ukie, working in tandem with the organisation to help set its direction, support the team and ensure it is accountable to the industry. We're looking for a wide range of voices from our membership to sit on the board to ensure it truly represents our industry.
How nominations work
Two new entrants to the top 10 this week, with THQ Nordic's new 'Destroy All Humans!' debuting at no.3 and 'Skater XL' taking no.7 for Solutions 2 Go.
by Jiao Li, Crayfish.io
At the start of the year, many of us had never heard of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). But, over the last few months, PPE has fast become a buzz word - especially now, with the easing of lockdown, as many employers and employees start to think about a return to the post-Covid workplace.
What is it?
The Creative Enterprise: Games Scale Up is a prestigious new programme, developed by Creative England in partnership with Ukie, to support games developers, publishers or support services. This is a vital programme that has been devised with industry leaders for games businesses who are looking to develop and grow their business.
by Tim Davies, Sheridans
Covid-19 hasn’t affected the games industry nearly as much as the other creative industries -- pour one out for the musicians who still can't tour and the TV/film productions that have stalled due to lockdown -- but access to finance for games studios is still an ongoing battle.
Aside from the publishers, angels and VCs that are still a fantastic option for studios looking for funding, this article looks at some of the alternative funding options readily available to games studios in the UK as the country starts to open up.