In December the World Health Organisation signalled their intention to include "Gaming Disorder" as a serious health condition in their current draft of the International Classification of Diseases. Last updated in 1990, the eleventh edition of the manual is due to be published in Summer 2018. Ukie have been working hard behind the scenes alongside our international colleagues at ESA, ESA Canada, ISFE and IGEA to challenge this intention.
UPDATE: Ukie welcome the formation of a minority government led by the Conservative Party. It is essential that the government now focusses on delivering the right deal in the forthcoming Brexit negotiations and we look forward to working with them to achieve this.
What a night!
We are pleased to announce that Tim Scott is joining the team as Head of Public Affairs. Tim joins the organisation from London First, where he was Programme Director for Tech and Creative Industries, following ten years in the civil service where he led Creative Industries and tech policy in the Cabinet Office and Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
The London Games Festival will return to the capital between 30 March - 9 April 2017.
April 2016 saw the first hugely successful London Games Festival, during which over 38,000 attendees visited 30+ events at 20 venues across London. This included the BAFTA Games Awards, EGX Rezzed, a giant Monopology board on Trafalgar Square, a variety of summits and talks at the BFI Southbank, and the inugural Games Finance Market. The festival organiser, Games London, plan to see this number grow to 50,000 attendees next year.
It's not long until the UK games industry will be taking over Cologne for gamescom 2016! Ukie is once again running the UK stand, and this year we're taking out more games companies than ever before to biggest industry conference in Europe.
A total of 66 UK-wide games companies will be represented on the stand, as the Welsh Government and Northern Ireland screen will be welcoming their own small delegation groups to the meeting space.
The companies joining us are:
Ukie is looking for an intern from our student membership to support the data and insight department for approximately 4 days, to work on a data project relating to the games industry. The project involves cross-referencing and validating data about potential games companies and their releases.
This position is paid and is required ASAP.
Skills / experience:
This one day scrum session gives teams a valuable insight into why Agile works, what Scrum is, the roles within a Scrum team, the importance of planning, and what Scrum feels like in action.