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?

Aardvark Swift

Aardvark Swift is not your average recruitment company. Our passion for the job is evident in everything we do. We excel at finding the right candidates for our partners and we’ve been doing it for 30 years, developing a huge network of industry contacts and evolving alongside the studios and brands we work with.

ACM

ACM is a specialist provider of creative industries education. Performers, producers, songwriters, artists, technical services personnel, business executives, entrepreneurs and games developers are taught across 3 campuses in Guildford, London and Birmingham. 

AIM Awards

Apprenticeship End Point Assessment Organisation with a specialist interest in the creative industries. Our flagship qualifications are the Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills (Tech Level), designed and maintained in partnership with employers across the games, animation and vfx industries. We work closely with The NextGen Skills Academy to support further education centres to deliver the qualifications with input from industry.

Amiqus

We started Amiqus back in 2000, with a mission to take our love of the games industry and combine it with our experience in recruitment to help more people find the right job, at the right time. So armed with bags of enthusiasm, and truck loads of coffee, we got cracking building relationships, creating networks and defining our own unique approach to recruitment. 

17 years on and we’re pretty chuffed that we’re in a position to connect skilled and passionate candidates with the right studios in the gaming industry who share their values and vision. 

Bidstack

Bidstack was founded in 2015, working within the Digital Out of Home space. Since our beta launch in 2016 we have moved into the gaming industry to assist gaming publishers worldwide. Based in Shoreditch, our office comes complete with a gaming arcade.
What we are selling
Virtual Out of Home – advertising within virtual worlds, on billboard space within the environments. Working with our Video Games publishers and powered by Bidstack's AI-led engine, advertisers can target gamers via billboard advertising authentic to the virtual environment.

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.
 

bluegfx

bluegfx is a leading technology company, supplying 3D, video, storage, workstation, render management, stereoscopic, infrastructure, networking and cloud technologies to the digital media industry. We work with clients to deliver technically innovative, future proof products and services, encompassing training, support and cloud technologies.

Our approach is consultative and we engage with clients to find a solution to their business needs; which, as well as including hardware and software, often includes service-based technologies.

Cambridge Regional College

UAL Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology (Games Development)

Level 3 Games Development at Cambridge Regional College firmly places students on their first steps into the games industry. Learners will gain experience with multiple tools, software and processes in order to learn how to design, develop and publish their very own games.

Canterbury Christ Church University

The School of Media, Art and Design at Canterbury Christ Church University is one of the longest-established schools of its kind in the UK and is celebrating its 38th anniversary this year. We offer undergraduate programmes in games design, television, radio, film, digital media, graphic design, photography, journalism, media and communication and public relations; an MA by Research; and PhD research supervision in Media and Cultural Studies and Film Studies. Our programmes integrate theory with practice and creativity with professionalism.

Cheetah Mobile

Cheetah Mobile (NYSE:CMCM) is a leading mobile internet company with 3.81 billion global installs across all products combined, and approximately 623 million mobile monthly active users in December 2016. Cheetah Mobile is the #4 non-game mobile app publisher in Google Play and Apple App Store worldwide. Its mission critical applications, including Clean Master, CM Security, Battery Doctor, CM Locker, PhotoGrid, News Republic, Live.me and Duba Anti-virus, help make the internet and mobile experience speedier, simpler, and safer for users around the world.

Code Kingdoms

Code Kingdoms teaches Computer Science and programming in a way that’s fun for kids. Kids design their own game levels with real JavaScript code they then share and challenge friends with. 

Kids even write the game's code with us. Help us on our journey by playing the test version and providing feedback before we officially launch in December 2014. 

De Montfort University

De Montfort University (DMU) offers the perfect combination of award-winning teaching, world-class facilities and a fantastic student experience. We are proud to have leapt into the top 50 UK universities with the best employment rates and the top 40 UK universities for student satisfaction.

Based in Leicester, in the heart of England, DMU is a vibrant, multicultural hub of creativity and innovation that never surrenders to convention. We provide a supportive learning environment in which our students are encouraged to hone their skills, be creative and defy the status quo.

deltaDNA

deltaDNA puts the power of data in your hands providing flexible Player Relationship Management (PRM) technology to maximize player engagement for Free-2-Play Games, Social Casino and Real Money Gambling. 

Launched in 2010, the co-founders of deltaDNA combine games industry heritage and marketing analytics expertise to create the games industry’s first dedicated real-time personalization and player insight platform.

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.

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:

ECommPay

ECommPay set out to revolutionise the payments market in 2012, building a fully customisable technological solution to meet the needs of the world’s fastest growing businesses. Five years later, our intelligent online payment solution has made us the partner of choice in helping clients launch into emerging markets, achieve higher transaction approval rates, lower chargeback ratios and maximise revenues.

ECommPay has grown organically from a team of just 9 specialists in 2012 to 400 payment experts worldwide, with 7 offices in the UK, EU, Asia, and the Russian Federation.

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