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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Epic Games UK

Epic Games UK officially formed in August 2014, setting up longtime collaborator and trusted partner Pitbull Studio as a fully integrated team driving Unreal Engine 4 development in the region. Epic Games UK is expanding its presence in Guildford, with offices in Newcastle and Royal Leamington Spa as well. The Epic Games UK team brings indispensable efforts to licensing services, supporting developers all across Europe, and also contributing to Epic’s next big game, Fortnite. 

epic LAN

The team behind epic.LAN has been involved in running UK gaming events since 2003.
 
To gamers, epic.LAN events are often the first step in their esports career, either as a player, talent or backstage staff. epic.LAN hosts community LAN gaming events of varying sizes around the UK with a balance of competitive and casual gaming across a range of titles and platforms.

Escape Technology

Escape Technology is a reseller based in Soho and Munich that specialises in the sale, support and deployment of leading digital media technologies that are used across multiple industries including VFX, Games, Architecture, Design, Advertising, TV and much more!
           

FC Business Intelligence

Business, technology and policy are changing faster than ever before. We provide our clients with clarity in the chaos.

The global economy is changing. Markets are shifting, technology is evolving at high speed, and policy and regulatory frameworks adapt continuously to keep pace.

This changing business world provides real opportunities for companies to grow. But in order to succeed, they need clarity of purpose, confidence in their capabilities and the right connections.

Our dedicated industry teams help companies to:

Gamer Network

Gamer Network was founded in 1999 by brothers Rupert and Nick Loman.

Prior to founding the company, the brothers played a lot of network and online games like Duke Nukem 3D and Quake II, and their love for competitive multiplayer video games led them to organise their own events.

After realising they were better at organising than competing, they decided to create an online games business together with friends from the gaming community. Several years after that (paying the bills by designing websites and game middleware) they decided to focus purely on games media.

Games Jobs Direct

The leading and fastest growing specialist international games jobs board. Games Jobs Direct has been helping studios fill vacancies since 2011 by connecting employers and candidates without the need for intermediaries.

We list vacancies from studios around the world, across all disciplines, and attract thousands of active job seekers on a daily basis.

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