Our members

Our members make us what we are. 

We represent over 450 games businesses, from large format holders such as Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo and all the biggest global games publishers to promising small start-ups, rising stars and established bigger studios creating some of the best games in the world.

If you’re a businesses that makes or sells games in the UK or provides services or support to the UK games industry you can be part of the network. 

Why join Ukie?

Autistica

We are the UK’s leading autism research charity. Our vision is a long, healthy, happy life for autistic people and their families. 

We harness the potential of cutting edge science to improve the lives of everyone affected by autism by

·         funding and promoting groundbreaking medical research

·         improving understanding of autism

·         advancing new therapies and interventions

Bird & Bird LLP

Bird & Bird is a leading international law firm headquartered in London.  With such a rich heritage in technology, IP and media, as well as broad international reach through our 29 offices and wider international network, the firm is ideally placed to advise on the full range of issues affecting the video games sector.
 

British Esports Association

The British Esports Association is a not-for-profit organisation designed to support and promote esports in Britain, with a focus on the grassroots level.

The aim is not to push esports as a sport, or as a rival to traditional sport, but as a credible activity in its own right which can have positive cognitive and other benefits when done in moderation. Esports also promotes teamwork and communication, develops communities and provides jobs. See our careers advice section here.
Our three aims are to: 

Cambridge Game Creators

Cambridge Game Creators (CGC) is the most active community of professionals and hobbyists who create, use, or have an interest in computer graphics, visualization, simulations, and games. Creative and technical experts of all disciplines with an interest in interactive graphics, visualization, simulations, games, or virtual worlds come together to share thoughts, network, and above all have fun.

Casual Games Association

Founded in 2005, the Casual Games Association is a professional international trade organization providing educational resources and community support for those involved in creating games for the mass market consumer. Casual games are found on a myriad of platforms including personal computers, video game consoles, mobile phones and handheld devises.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients.

We achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed. We deliver consistent services across our platform of practices and sectors in all matters we undertake.

DNA: Digital Out-of-Home Interactive Entertainment Network Association

The DNA is a young, rapidly-growing association of individuals and companies developing social and networked out-of-home entertainment applications, found in amusement and theme parks, retail centers, educational institutions and sports, fitness and leisure facilities.

Eaton Smith LLP

Eaton Smith has had a long association with the video games industry and has for many years been providing assistance to one of the world’s largest video games publishers/developers.

As part of our wider commercial services which we offer to clients, we are able to provide advice and assistance in this sector, whether you are a developer or publisher, licensor or prospective licensee.

We are able to prepare or advise on issues concerning, amongst other things:

Everyone Can

Everyone Can help disabled people through the power of technology. Through training and assistive technology, they help disabled people speak, control their environment, gain independence and have fun! They carry out assessments to see how a person’s disability is holding them back & find technology that can help them achieve their goals. Over the past 5 years they have also provided gaming sessions for disabled children at their very own Technology & Gaming centre in Manchester.

Foot Anstey

We are among the UK's top 100 law firms, with over 45 partners and approaching 500 staff. Headed by Managing Partner John Westwell, Foot Anstey has achieved consistent growth and strong financial performance and is on track to achieve our ambitious financial targets. We have grown organically through our bold, agile strategy that has attracted the attention of the industry; we have been named in numerous awards that include the British Legal Awards, MPF Awards for Management Excellence and South West Business Insider.

GamesAid

GamesAid is a UK based video games charity (Registered UK Charity  # 1081706) which acts as an umbrella to support a number of smaller charities who help disadvantaged and disabled children and young people.

It is a non-trading body, administered by Trustees who operate on a fixed term basis run by a chairman who is also appointed on a fixed term. As the only fully democratic charity in the games space, members of the games industry propose and vote for the charities of their choice annually.

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Harbottle & Lewis provides strategic and commercial legal advice to dynamic and creative clients. The firm is particularly skilled at advising those in the business of creating and exploiting intellectual property and other valuable rights, as well as maintaining and generating active capital.

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Innovation Birmingham Campus

Birmingham Science Park Aston was founded in 1982 and as such is the UK’s third oldest science park. Located in its urban location within central Birmingham, it offers 250,0000 sq ft of accommodation over 14 acres.

Birmingham Science Park Aston is wholly owned by Birmingham City Council. To give the Park a new dimension, provide clarity and pave the way for the £35 million Digital Plaza development, from 2013 it is being presented as two campuses; the Science & Technology Campus and the Innovation Birmingham Campus.

Laytons LLP

With two experts on board and with a combined experience of nearly forty years in the games industry, we understand the commercial aspects of this sector’s deals, how the law applies to them and are therefore able to provide tailored advice across multiple projects, as well as (when required) a strategic view on key commercial decisions. We are able to support and advise games companies across the full range of legal services to ensure that we remain a one-stop-shop for all of our client’s needs. 
 
We are a full service firm for legal services, as set out below:
 

Ludus Magnus

Ludus Magnus are a UK registered charity which helps young people develop their skill sets to advance in life. They help those who are disadvantaged (i.e. NEETs, the unemployed), people with communication & literacy needs and disabilities and those who live in deprived areas through ALVIE®, Accelerated Learning Via Interactive Entertainment/Education.

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