Tiga welcomes Centroid as an affiliate member, 7th August 2008

Tiga is delighted to welcome Centroid as one of their affiliate members. Centroid is celebrating 12 years of providing motion capture and associated services to the video game, film special effects and television industry. There is an impressive list of games Centroid have created mocap for, including Rock Band and Prince Caspian.

This year saw the opening of their new purpose built stage which is the largest in Europe, based at Pinewood Studios. The first project the new building accommodated was Headcases an ITV satirical animation show based on current affairs, working with a variety of animated caricatures from Victoria Beckham to Dame Judy Dench.

Mike Stilgoe, Centroid’s Director of Operations, said:

“Centroid has an excellent presence within the video games market. We are looking forward to further cementing our relationships with the games industry in general and with Tiga and its membership in particular.”

Richard Wilson, CEO of Tiga, said:

“I am delighted that Centroid has joined Tiga. I am confident that both Centroid and the Tiga membership will benefit from this new relationship.

“Tiga is building a strong network of businesses with an interest in the games development sector. This network provides the games development sector with a powerful voice in the heart of government and numerous networking and commercial opportunities for individual businesses. This is a very exciting time for Centroid to join Tiga.”

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Notes to editors:

1. Tiga is the national trade association that represents games developers in the UK and in Europe. We have 157 members, the majority of whom are games developers, but we also have outsourcing companies and technology businesses as members who provide services to games developers.

2. Tiga’s vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business. We work to achieve this goal in two ways. Firstly, Tiga aims to influence the Government, political parties, the media and other relevant stakeholders to introduce and support policies favourable to the video games industry. Secondly, Tiga provides a range of benefits and services which serve to reduce costs, enhance commercial opportunities and strengthen the overall competitiveness of our members.

3. For further information, please contact: Dr Richard Wilson, Tiga CEO on: 0845 0941095; Mob: 07875 939643; or:

Email: richard.wilson@tiga.org.


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