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The Ukie Hub Crawl 2021: Managing Workloads - Full Videos

Week 5 of the Ukie Hub Crawl 2021 focused on Managing Workloads. All of the videos from this session are listed below. 

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Payload Studios

Nisha Valand, Programme Director, Tentacle Zone - Tentacle Zone Incubator

Contact Details: incubator@tentacle.zone

Website: https://tentacle.zone/incubator/


Gavin Smith, Relationship Director, Barclays - Intro

Contact Details: Gavin Smith - gavin.smith@barclays.com

Website: https://labs.uk.barclays/gamestech

Excalibur Games

Steve Stopps - Studio Development Director - Excalibur Games - Scope Control: The secret to making better games

Website: https://www.excalibur-games.com/

Sumo Digital

Chris Taylor, Head of PMO, Sumo Digital - Managing Workloads: Developing Video Games through a Pandemic

Website: https://www.sumo-digital.com/

Silver Rain Games

Mel Phillips, Head of Studio, Silver Rain Games - Managing Workloads: Basic rules to structure your pipeline

Website: https://www.silverraingames.com/

Ukie Hub Crawl 2021 Panel: Managing Workloads


  • George Osborn, Head of Communications, Ukie


  • Maxwell Scott-Slade, Game Director, Co-Founder - Glitchers
  • Dan Bernardo, Founder - Playtra Games

Lead Partner

At Barclays, we’re playing our part to help the UK Games Industry grow and develop.

We see the positive impact that games can have in bringing communities together, inspiring creativity and building an environment to learn.

That’s why we…

• Offer innovative products designed for developers including our tax credit loan

• Support businesses to connect, innovate and grow with our Eagle Labs network

• Partner with games and esports industry leaders

• Help games developers at all levels from grassroots up

Website https://labs.uk.barclays/gamestech

Other Partners

Sugar is a financing platform for the digital economy, created to provide capital to game studios with exciting growth ambitions. Our range of flexible loans and products can significantly boost a studio's growth without taking any equity away from the founders. If you are looking for ways to finance your business and scale up quickly, then just add Sugar. 

Check out our website

Amazon Game Tech brings together solutions from across Amazon, for every stage in your game's lifecycle. Whether you're building a game, deploying servers, or trying to reach more customers, we’re here to help you succeed.

Whether you're looking for compute power, database storage, content delivery, or other functionality, AWS has the services to help you build sophisticated applications with increased flexibility, scalability and reliability.

Check out our website.

Our specialists predict the legal challenges that arise from the wealth of new ideas and technologies that the digital world is constantly creating.

From Hollywood studios to early-stage tech businesses, games developers to leading brands, we understand our clients’ needs and give informed advice. We don’t just tell you the risks – we give our opinion in a jargon-free, real-world context, so you have the freedom to do what you do best, creatively and commercially.

Check out our website.

Menzies LLP is an accountancy firm delivering traditional accounting services combined with strategic commercial thinking. Our services include tax, audit, business recovery as well as business & financial advisory services proven to add value and help your business to grow.

Specialising in eight core UK and international business sectors, Menzies’ local accountancy and business advisory offices in London, Surrey, Hampshire and Cardiff, all offer our #BrighterThinking approach. 

Check out our website.

Introducing Intorqa. A new way to beat cheating in video gaming. 

Through automated 24/7 monitoring of the web, dark web, and social media, we uncover, analyse, and evaluate hacking and fraud activity at the source as early as possible. This foresight means activity is stopped before impacting the game.

Check out our website.