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. 

Autistica

We are the UK’s leading autism research charity. Our vision is a long, healthy, happy life for autistic people and their families. 

We harness the potential of cutting edge science to improve the lives of everyone affected by autism by

·         funding and promoting groundbreaking medical research

·         improving understanding of autism

·         advancing new therapies and interventions

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Games Britannia

Games Britannia is a schools videogame festival aimed at inspiring the next generation of British videogame talent.

The festival is aimed at young people aged between 11 and 18, and a smaller number of children aged from 5 to 11. Through a range of exciting, engaging and educational workshops, lectures and activities we hope to inspire and empower children to become to game designers, coders, musicians and artists of the future.

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