2013 Jul 03 LEAMINGTON SPA, UK Made in Creative UK, the initiative which aims to highlight and celebrate video games produced in the UK and the people behind them, is proud to announce the support of over 100 development studios from all over the UK.
Launched back in May, the campaign invites participants to display the Made in Creative UK logo in their games to raise public awareness of the long and proud tradition of game development in the UK, and which is responsible for some of best-selling and highest grossing games in the world.
Over 100 developers, large and small, have pledged their support to the campaign so far including Mind Candy, Ninja Theory and The Chinese Room. A full list of current supporters can be found at www.MadeInCreativeUK.com/Supporters.
Philip Oliver, CEO, Blitz Games Studios: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive reception Made in Creative UK has had, not just developers but from the industry as a whole. With over 100 supporters signed up this is a fantastic first step in raising the awareness of the economic and cultural contribution of the UK games sector to the global games industry. Our next goal is to ensure the logo is proudly displayed on as many developer websites and qualifying games as possible.”
The initiative is open to all game developers; in order to qualify 50% or more of the creative labour of the project needs to have been produced in the UK. Developers can obtain the logo from the Made in Creative UK website: www.MadeInCreativeUK.com.
Made in Creative UK has the backing of key government and industry figures, including Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries: “The UK has a proud history of video game production and it’s wonderful to see the industry exploring ways in which Britain’s contributions to the worldwide market can be both acknowledged and celebrated.”
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About Blitz Games Studios:
Blitz Games Studios ( www.BlitzGamesStudios.com) is a highly respected, award-winning independent games developer founded in 1990 by industry veterans Philip & Andrew Oliver. Based in Leamington Spa, UK it now employs over 200 dedicated and talented staff, and maintains a diverse portfolio that showcases its industry-leading, licensable development technology BlitzTech. Past releases include iOS title Paper Titans, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (co-developed with Junction Point and Disney Interactive Studios), Kumo Lumo (published by Chillingo) and Puss In Boots: The Video Game (THQ/Dreamworks).