Ukie has announced Game Changers, a live game music event streamed via Twitch on Thursday 6th August, showcasing the best of established and emerging UK games music talent.
The first in a new series, Ukie's Game Changers events will highlight the incredible work of a diverse range of people in creative disciplines across the sector, aiming to encourage more people from a wider range of backgrounds to consider careers in games.
Blog updated on Monday 9th September, 3pm:
Following the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC)'s recommendations, the Home Office has confirmed today that the shortage occupation list will be expanded.
The Immigration Rules have been amended accordingly to accomodate the recommendations placed forth by the MAC earlier this year, putting the changes into law.
Ukie would like to thank the 35 games businesses who helped us shape our submission to the MAC.
6,000+ skilled workers denied entry to UK – what does this mean for a post-Brexit future?
Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the Budget today, There was a big focus on tech and innovation but the biggest cheer of the afternoon was support to tackle the housing crisis.
Ukie sets out four key asks for the Autumn Budget
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond announced last Autumn that the Government would be moving to a single fiscal event each year, doing away with the familiar twice yearly event. The move was welcomed by business groups and economists for helping to promote more certainty and stability.
Last week at our AGM at EGX in Birmingham, our Digital Schoolhouse (DSH) initiative announced its brand new RED sponsorship tier.
Always seeking to realise it’s vision, DSH’s presence at EGX demonstrates just how vital we believe cutting-edge expertise from the games industry is, alongside academic expertise in our classrooms. By introducing the new threshold sponsorship entry of £4500, we present more games businesses with the opportunity to support the delivery of this nationwide initiative.
We are very pleased to annouce the three winning teams from the fourth annual Ukie Student game jam.
Best Game - "My Body, My Choice" by A Jam Gem from NFTS
Team Members - Gracie Drake, Daisy Fernandez, Shane Hou, Joel Marshall and Michael Murray.
Best Concept - "Legion" by The Senate from Chester University