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?

SpecialEffect

Our mission is to enable anyone, whatever their physical disability, to enjoy video games and leisure technology.

But we’re not just doing it for the sake of fun. By giving people the means to participate, we’re kick-starting rehabilitation, self-esteem and, most importantly, inclusion.

Spilt Milk Studios

I’ve spent a lot of time wondering what kinds of games I want to make. I’ve come up with three words that I think sum it up, in a kind of airy-fairy, arty-farty, nebulous, ‘feely’ way.

Juicy - Every single interaction should feel good. Better than good. Every single interaction should bring a smile to your face and plant an itch in your brain… an itch that demands you keep on scratching it.

Spirit AI

Spirit AI is a committed team of technology leaders from New York, London and San Francisco.

We bring together some of the foremost thinkers in artificial intelligence within academia and the game industry. Our passion for digital spirit unites us as we strive to breathe life into human-computer interactions.

Endowed with persistent personalities and non-persistent emotions, digital beings interact based on knowledge models, social models and dialogue engines.

Splash Damage

Based in London, England, Splash Damage® Ltd is an independently-owned developer dedicated to AAA multiplayer experiences. The studio most recently completed Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. Splash Damage is best known for developing the popular Enemy Territory franchise for id Software, including the world’s first free-to-play shooter Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory® and its PC sequel, the UK and US #1 hit Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars®.

Sports Interactive

Sports Interactive are the world’s leading developer of football management simulations through its Football Manager series of games. Brothers Paul & Oliver Collyer MBE’s released their first management game in 1992 before founding Sports Interactive in 1994. Based in the Old Street area of London, there are now more than 70 full time people in the team.

The SI team is expanded by more than 1,000 researchers across the world whose research makes up the world largest football database, as well as a contracted QA team on-site, and over 100 offsite beta testers.

St Helens College

We are one of the largest further and higher education providers in the Northwest, with a proven track record of providing quality education since 1896.

St Helens College caters for students of all ages, studying at all levels. We provide courses and training to around 8,000 students across two main sites, the Town Centre Campus and the STEM Centre, Technology Campus.

Staffordshire University

 
Staffordshire University, in the heart of England, offers leading courses in Entertainment Technology, including Games Technology, Visual Effects, Film and Music.

In the Faculty of Art and Creative Technology, the Games Design program area has been offering undergraduate, and post graduate degrees since 2004. We provide a forward thinking, complete digital learning environment, which focuses on games development from day one, and helps students to build a portfolio of games which they can put your name to by the time they graduate.

State of Play Games

State of Play creates lovingly crafted games & animations.

Established in 2008, State of Play’s work has won a number of international awards.

Headed by Luke Whittaker, who mostly does the art, design and animation, co-founder Katherine Bidwell, and developer/technical genius Daniel Fountain, we’re a small team who love what we do. When possible we work with people from all over the creative industries.

Steel Media

Founded by journalists with a focus on quality editorial, Steel Media is the publishing company behind PocketGamer.co.uk, PocketGamer.biz, Quality Index, AppSpy and more. We also product customer magazines in partnership with a variety of blue chip companies, supply editorial content for syndication, and have the most dextrous thumbs this side of the orangutan infested jungles of South East Asia.

Stick Sports

Stick Sports Ltd is an independent games developer and publisher, producing online and mobile sports games.

From our offices in London and Sydney we design and build sports games for sports fans.

Our first game – Stick Cricket – originally launched in 2004 was designed to be easy to pick up yet fiendishly difficult to master.

Combining simplistic graphics and fast gameplay Stick Cricket has gone on to record over 1 billion plays from 100 million players to become a classic.

Storienteer

Storienteer is a powerful way to create and share mixed reality content. We want to see the world layered with adventure and magic, and we’re providing a platform where you can do just that.

Augmented reality
Place virtual objects in the real world, on any smartphone. No weird goggles needed.

Location-based
Use geolocation and other map-based data, like terrain type and proximity.

3D models
Embed animated 3D models as virtual characters and props that players can interact with.

Story Juice

Story Juice is an interactive and immersive storytelling studio specialising in augmented and mixed reality games and experiences. It has expertise in games writing, narrative design, indie video game development, locative games, live games and immersive design. Story Juice is on a mission to develop and publish content that changes the narrative for women in games.

Studio Output

In a world filled with competing messages, it’s easy for your audience to switch off. We believe good design makes the difference. It’s what gets your brand noticed, and talked about for the right reasons.

We work with clients who, like us, recognise the commercial value in creative thinking and good design. We take a business problem and create a solution that meets your audience’s needs and your brand’s ambitions. Our work distils the character of a brand, to make it thrive on any platform.

Sunderland College

Our Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX was one of the
original 4 courses set up in partnership with NextGen Skills Academy and
AIM Awards. The course was designed under the guidance of an
employer steering group, with representation from some of the biggest
games, animation and VFX companies in the UK. Students spend their
first year learning the fundamentals of game design, programming, maths,
3D modelling, VFX production, animation and traditional 2D artwork. The

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