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?

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.

ISM

Built on a foundation of direct experience, focus, and integrity, ISM assists in all phases of business development and studio management:

  • Deal Sourcing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Process Management
  • Acquisition Consultation

On behalf of our clients, ISM has:

Keymailer

Keymailer connects YouTubers and Twitch / Mixer streamers to game publishers so that you can get access to game keys quickly and easily.

Whether you’re a casual streamer or a YouTube superstar, Keymailer makes it easy for content creators to request and receive Steam, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, 3DS, Vita and VR game keys to showcase on their channels.

Kiss

Established in 2012, Kiss Ltd offers indie developers from the UK and around the world a 'Label' to publish their games on digital download stores such as Steam.  Kiss provides all the contract and legal support; manages all tax issues; manages the catalogue; collects royalties and provides a full suite of marketing assistance.  Most importantly, our development partners retain their IP rights. 

Follow on Twitter: @KISSLtd

Koch Media

Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories in Europe and North America. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, videogames and software products, and games publishing under the Deep Silver label.

Krotos

Krotos is based in Edinburgh, Scotland and creates unique audio software products for AAA game studios, film studios, and top-notch post-production companies worldwide. Our first product, Dehumaniser Pro, was launched November 2013 to rave reviews and since, the company has quickly grown in size whilst releasing numerous exciting products. As the brainchild of sound designer Orfeas Boteas, Krotos is always looking for ways to improve the post-production process while simultaneously making it fun for sound engineers.

KYM ENTERTAINMENT LTD

We create a web platform where game studios can extend game contents to players. Game production is generated by game studios. Multiple events can be extended from the original game contents. We manage our own branded events in esports and music, as well as partner ones which are integrated into our platform. Within our website and App, the studios, service providers and players will find the way to connect with each other. Players will find numerous game-based events to join in or even create their own ones with the others.

Free event tickets to Ukie members.

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:
 

LightForge Academy

LightForge Academy is a new, dedicated learning environment for Games, Film & VFX. We aim to bridge the gap between education and industry through hands-on courses that lead to careers in exciting, dynamic industries. With bases in central London and Doncaster, S.Yorkshire we are perfectly located to shape, develop and guide the creative talent of tomorrow. lightforgeacademy.com 

LightForge Academy

LightForge Academy is a new, dedicated learning environment for Games, Film & VFX. We aim to bridge the gap between education and industry through hands-on courses that lead to careers in exciting, dynamic industries. With bases in central London and Doncaster, S.Yorkshire we are perfectly located to shape, develop and guide the creative talent of tomorrow. lightforgeacademy.com 

Liquid Crimson

Liquid Crimson is a UK-based video production company, who specialise in supporting the games industry.

Our services include filming, editing, sound design and mixing trailers, featurettes, live events, etc as well as localisation, artist liaison, script-writing,

So we have a vast range of specialist skills and services to support games marketing and game development for publishers, developers and indie game studios.

Localize Direct

Founded in 2009 by CEO Christoffer Nilsson and CTO Mattias Wennerholm, LocalizeDirect offers quality solutions for more efficient game and app localization.

We’re dedicated to helping developers reach more global customers by localizing their games into multiple languages. Our products have received industry recognition and are used by an increasing number of development teams worldwide.

Since launching our first product LocDirect, a CMS for localization assets, we now offer a full suite of tools designed to help with all aspects of the localization process

London South Bank University

London South Bank University is one of London's largest and oldest universities.

Since 1892, we've been providing vocationally-relevant, accredited and professionally recognised education.

We're a cosmopolitan university with over 25,000 students drawn from over 130 countries. We received the highest possible rating for the quality of our education from the independent Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

Marchsreiter Communications GmbH

Established in 2005 in Munich, we’re proud to offer our clients the world’s leading Interactive Entertainment PR agency network, including carefully selected partners in the U.S. and Canada, France, the UK, Poland, Russia, Italy, Spain, Benelux, the Nordics, Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, and Turkey.

We offer all-round solutions, both for our home market in German-speaking territories as well as world-wide. Our clients regularly show their appreciation by choosing us to be their campaign’s lead agency.

Matt Spall Consulting Limited

Matt Spall consulting is a one-stop project delivery service from industry veteran, Matt Spall.

While the company is a bespoke game development provider, it also offers ancillary services associated with project management, specialising in early stage product specification, delivering detailed requirement documentation with significant disambiguation methodologies, and late stage disaster recovery and trouble-shooting/axeman services.

The company will always look favourably in its pricing where a mutual connection to UKIE exists.

Maverick

Maverick is an Award Winning Creative Agency established since 1995. We're a team of Creatives, Designers and Producers with a range of specialist skills and experience developed from working with the worlds most prestigious video game publishers, developers, and brands. We work end to end from concepting through production to delivery.

Ukie member discount: 10% discount to Ukie members

Mercia Fund Management

Mercia Fund Management is a venture capital fund manager who works in partnership with pioneering British businesses that offer proven commercial traction; providing strategic support and capital to build on their current success whilst driving future growth.

Our focus on disruptive technological advances combined with the utilisation of significant UK government tax reliefs (EIS& Seed EIS) and portfolio balancing, allows us to deliver a risk managed strategy without compromising capital growth.

Mobile Free to Play

A site dedicated to the art and design of creating great free to play mobile games. We focus on writing detailed articles that dig into what makes good mobile games great and why some games fail. 

We also consult for any mobile game development studios who want to improve their games, get published or monetise more effectively.

Monteith Partners

Giving preferential exchange rates and no fees for members – Monteith Partners is an award-winning global payments specialist, headquartered in Central London. Our innovative approach to FX helps you to save time and money, improve cashflow and protect your profit margins.​

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