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?

ARM

ARM® technology is at the heart of a computing and connectivity revolution that is transforming the way people live and businesses operate. Every day more than 40 million ARM-based chips are shipped by our partners into products that enhance the human experience; connecting people, improving lives and making the impossible possible. From the sensor to the cloud and all points in between, ARM is shaping the smart connected world. 

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.
 

CentreSoft

CentreSoft is the UK’s leading multi-format specialist distributor of video games. 

Since 1983, we’ve bridged the gap between UK retailers and global publishers by offering the broadest publisher product mix and a consolidated retail supply solution. 

With over 30 years industry experience and 250 dedicated employees, our bespoke and flexible solutions support publisher and retailer brands using the latest technology, processes and systems. 

CreeperHost Ltd

CreeperHost is a game service provider, providing dedicated game server hosting for Minecraft, CS:CO, ARK, Unturned, Starbound and many other games since 2011.

We provide dedicated virtual servers, as well as hardware services in our very own UK data centre, located in Grantham.

We are always looking to help out game developers, and have partnered up with a few game studios, including ChuckleFish and Igloosoft Games. 

Dashine Electronics

We are One of China´s leading companies in the design, development and manufacture of video game accessories, peripherals and smart human interactive HID devices.

Our Services

Extensive R&D and Engineering Capability
The entertainment industries that we operate in demand innovation and a key objective for us is to ensure our R&D and engineering departments are well resourced and funded.
Our areas of expertise

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:

Exertis Gem

Since 1984, Exertis Gem has earned a proud reputation as one of the UK’s leading software and hardware distributors.

We are a one-stop sales, marketing and distribution service provider, offering bespoke solutions for the retail market place.

At Exertis Gem we supply to more than 4,500 retailers and resellers every week.

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.

GAME Retail

GAME Retail Ltd is the UK’s videogames retail specialist with a network of over 320 stores, ever-developing e-commerce and m-commerce sites, an award-winning app, and a commitment to building the UK’s most valuable community of gamers.

GAME’s strategy looks to five key areas: having the best community rewards; excelling in all digital arenas; being a true omni-channel retailer; giving gamers the widest possible range of ways to pay; and ultimately delivering for the gamers of the UK. We do that through putting community at the heart of everything we do.

GameFace Labs

Partnered with Nvidia, GameFace Labs has created CORE: a cross-platform, mobile supercomputer capable of playing VR, AR and 2D Android content on the go, or plugged into a television. With driver support for market leading VR and AR headsets, CORE will allow users to plug their existing hardware into a single device and supports both mobile use (when plugged into a headset), as well as set top box mode when plugged into a display.

Green Man Gaming

Green Man Gaming is a leading global, data-driven video games E-commerce platform.  Green Man Gaming specialises in delivering games and services to a core gaming audience – those who love and live their games.  The ever-growing catalogue spans over 4,000 games provided in partnership with over 180 of the greatest publishing partners in the video games industry – Green Man Gaming  are an official, approved retailer of these Publishers and work closely with them.  Green Man Gaming believes in delivering games, whatever the platform, selling games across it&rsq

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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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.

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:
 

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