Free MMO Developer Jagex Joins Tiga

Jagex Ltd, the UK’s largest independent games developer, was unveiled today as the newest member of Tiga, the UK’s game developer trade body.

The Cambridge based games studio, which is best known for the free-to-play MMO RuneScape.com and most recently Funorb.com, has joined Tiga to support Tiga’s valuable work promoting the games industry in the UK.“As one of Britain’s largest games developers we are delighted to support Tiga” said Mark Gerhard, Jagex CEO.“We passionately believe that the UK is one of the leading development communities in the world and by joining Tiga we hope to assist them in raising the profile of UK game developers and crucially to ensure that the UK remains a great place to make games. I urge all game developers to join Tiga to help make the UK the best place in the world to do games business.”

Richard Wilson, Tiga's CEO, added: "Jagex is one of the most successful game developers in the world, not just the UK. Jagex has developed extraordinarily popular games and is at the leading edge in terms of online safety and security.

“Jagex’s decision to join our trade association is a massive endorsement of Tiga’s new strategy: to campaign for developers in political circles, to maximise the industry’s media profile and to develop services that reduce Tiga members’ costs and strengthen their commercial opportunities. I look forward to working with Jagex in the cause of serving the UK games development sector.”

Notes to editors:

1. Tiga is the national trade association that represents games developers in the UK and in Europe. We have 150 members, the majority of whom are either independent games developers or in-house publisher owned developers. We also have outsourcing companies, technology businesses and universities amongst our membership.

2. 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.

3. For further information, please contact: Dr Richard Wilson, Tiga CEO on: 0845 0941095; Mob: 07875 939643; or: Email: richard.wilson@tiga.org.

4. Jagex Ltd is an independent games developer and publisher based in Cambridge, England, with over 380 employees. With proprietary graphics compression, game engine, network communication technologies and Jagex creates online games that are enjoyed by millions of players around the world. For further information, please contact: Adam Tuckwell, Jagex PR Manager on 0844 588 6607; Mob: 07500 109 677; or: Email: adam.tuckwell@jagex.com.


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