TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, today announced Extra Mile Studios as its newest member.
Extra Mile Studios is a developer of digital content, primarily games for PC, iPhone/iPad and console markets. Based in Glasgow, the company was formed in 2004 by a team experienced in developing games for the casual and family entertainment sectors. The company has worked on some of the biggest brands in the world including Bob the Builder, Wallace&Gromit, Teletubbies and Noddy.
Bobby Farmer, MD of Extra Mile Studios explains the company’s vision:“At Extra Mile we have a rock solid, tried and tested, tool chain which allows us to efficiently develop titles across multiple platforms. We have a deep expertise in creating games for the kids and the family/casual market. We are committed to forging long term relationships with our clients and delivering products of the highest standard.”
On joining TIGA Bobby stated:“I firmly believe that the UK is one of, if not, the best place in the world to develop games. We have a fantastically talented workforce that is passionate about making great games for all audiences. At Extra Mile we believe it is important to support TIGA. Now more than ever it is critical for the UK development community to work together and speak with a single voice to Government and other stakeholders– and TIGA is the perfect vehicle for that.”
Dr. Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO welcomed the company to TIGA:“Extra Mile Studios is a great example of a British independent developer working on some of the biggest international brands in the world. Companies like Extra Mile Studios prove again and again why the UK is such a fantastic place to develop games. We welcome Extra Mile to TIGA.”
Notes to editors:
TIGA is the trade association representing the UK’s games industry. The majority of our members are either independent games developers or in-house publisher owned developers. We also have games publishers, outsourcing companies, technology businesses and universities amongst our membership. TIGA was awarded‘Trade Association of the Year’ and the‘Member Recruitment Award’ at the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards 2010. TIGA has also been named as a finalist in the 2010 Chartered Management Institute (CMI) National Management and Leadership Awards in the category of‘The Outstanding Organisation of the Year Award (SME)’.
TIGA's vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business. We focus on three sets of activities: political representation, generating media coverage and developing services that enhance the competitiveness of our members. This means that TIGA members are effectively represented in the corridors of power, their voice is heard in the media and they receive benefits that make a material difference to their businesses, including a reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities.
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