Liam Terrington spent the week on work experience at Ukie HQ last week, here are his thoughts:
Spending the week at Ukie really opened my eyes to the work that goes on behind the scenes to support the games industry in the UK. Everyone is passionate about making the UK the number one place to develop and publish games and work hard towards making that possible.
The research and data that goes behind the work that Ukie do is phenomenal. The work they do with the government to aid the support of game companies of all sizes is critical to maintaining and expanding the growth of the games industry in the UK. Every employee is committed to the ultimate goal of the company: making the UK the best place in the world to make and sell games.
In a time when there is a lot of negative schemas around video games, Ukie’s work to express the facts about the games industry and showing the world the positive impact games have on society is vital to tackle these negative preconceptions. Their evidence-based policy means that they are an accurate representation of the truth in the games industry, and are a perfect trade body to represent their members voices.
Furthermore, Ukie’s initiatives such as askaboutgames and the digital schoolhouse act as amazing educational resources for both games users and parents to understand the benefits of the game industry as well as the precautions that are taken regarding the dangers of video games ensuring safe and healthy online gaming.
Overall, the work that goes on at Ukie benefits the games industry by encouraging individuals to get involved in work around developing, publishing and playing games whilst also supporting game businesses ranging from tiny companies to large worldwide names. The data of Ukie’s growth proves their impact that they are having on its members and the games industry within the UK.