China games trade mission a success
This week I am in an extremely hot and humid Shanghai on a UKTI/Ukie joint trade mission for UK games companies. We have 13 fantastic companies, which we recruited and for whom we helped secure funding, to spend a week, hosted by UKTI China, meeting Chinese companies such as Tencent, Galaxy Entertainment, Netease and Youzu in the week of Chinajoy.
Gamescom 2015: What's On The Stand
With only one week to go until gamescom, now is the perfect time to check out what's happening on the royalty-themed UK Industry Stand this year! Keep an eye out for corgis, thrones, guards and plenty of royal bunting...
What's on the stand:
UK Stand Location: Hall 3.2 Stand # C010-D011
Royal Box Presentation Area Location: Hall 3.2 Stand # D012
Coffee and cups sponsored by Amiqus
Ed Vaizey backs games industry progress
Five years after first speaking to the conference, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy Ed Vaizey gave a warmly-received keynote address at Develop:Brighton today.
Hailing these "incredibly exciting times" for the UK games industry, after the introduction of Video Games Tax Relief and the reintroduction of computing into the curriculum, the Minister particularly welcomed Ukie's contribution to this ongoing work.