Launched today, Ukie's 'Playing On' report shows the UK games sector has risen to the challenges raised by the current pandemic, rapidly adapting to new ways of working and maintaining very high levels of productivity throughout difficult circumstances, without over-reliance on governmental and public funds for support.
Innovate UK has just launched a new grant competition to help businesses recover from COVID-19. Each organisation can apply for up to a maximum of £175k and you also get £50k up-front 10 days following the grant offer letter.
The Navigating the Now: Preparing for the new normal & Ukie Game Showcase events are taking place tomorrow and Thursday (03rd & 4th June). The below is an outline of the timings for both days.
The running order for Navigating the Now & Ukie Game Showcase is:
Phil Wildman from GG Insurance answers the most frequently asked questions regarding Coronavirus and how insurance can respond to help your business.
I am considering asking my staff to return to work, if they subsequently get ill and sue the company, could this be covered by insurance?
This is unfortunately a common concern for many business owners, not just in the Games Industry.
Ukie’s colouring book is now ready for you to download for free.
With special thanks to all our amazing contributors, this colouring book is jam-packed full of artwork, for everyone to enjoy. Inspired by the theme ‘play at home’, you can explore art from students through to games industry professionals.
The Ukie Hotline has been running for several weeks now, and we thought it was time for a refresh. The Hotline gives all games companies the opportunity to get quick and free advice from industry experts across various disciplines; PR, legal, recruitment, finance, business development and much more.
The Coronavirus outbreak has caused unprecedented changes to markets, consumer behaviour and the way businesses operate, including those in the games industry.
Ukie is working closely with the Government to ensure that the needs of our sector are clearly understood, to provide critical support and assistance and to help shape a roadmap to a post-COVID recovery.
COVID-19 has changed the way many industries conduct business. So we've brought together a variety of experts to help UK games businesses adapt to those changes and continue to succeed.
For all of us, one of the biggest challenges is how to look after your team during this time. Health and wellbeing are critically important so that we can all get back to business as usual when the time comes.
WXY is offering its PR subscription platform, /gaming, for free for the first month to new subscribers to help those releasing a game that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Launching in October the service typically costs £55 month and was set up to help indie developers and solo developers releasing their own game to secure media coverage.