Autodesk Joins TIGA

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, today announced Autodesk is its latest member.

Autodesk, is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software and its award winning tools are used to develop contemporary video games worldwide.  These include industry standards such as Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya 3D asset creation tools for artists, together with software and middleware tools for developers such as Autodesk MotionBuilder, HumanIK, Kynapse and FBX.

Together this portfolio provides games teams with a broad set of tools for creating 3D characters, props, environments and animation for groundbreaking games.  Autodesk also makes innovative software solutions for solving very specific challenges in game development such as facial animation, motion data editing and normal map baking. Autodesk’s global headquarters are in San Rafael, California, US with UK offices in Farnborough, Hampshire and central London.

Rob Harrison UK Sales Manager, Media&Entertainment, Autodesk.“Autodesk is highly supportive of the work of TIGA, recognising that the UK has one of the most talented and creative games industries in the world.  Games Development is extremely important to the UK economy and it’s time it was given the support it needs to encourage further investment. To celebrate this partnership there are discounts available on Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suites especially for TIGA members.”

Dr. Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO stated:“ Autodesk is a leading company creating cutting edge tools for developers all over the world. The company has a wealth of expertise and knowledge that is highly valuable to our members. We look forward to working closely with Autodesk and welcome the company to the TIGA community.”

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About TIGA:

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.

For further information, please contact Eva Field, TIGA PR Manager on: 07814 039 983, or email eva@tiga.org.

 


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