Neon Play joins TIGA

Neon Play recently hit the headlines as the company who developed‘Paper Glider’, the 10 billionth app to be downloaded from Apple’s App Store. The game was purchased by Gail Davis of Orpington, Kent, UK.

On hearing the news, Oli Christie, CEO at Neon Play stated:“We've been eagerly discussing the 10 billion app countdown in our game studio, so when I got a call from Apple Cupertino saying they had some "good news", I thought they might tell us they were featuring one of our apps on the App Store. So when they said that Neon Play's Paper Glider was the 10 billionth app, I was completely and utterly dumbstruck. It's a great piece of news for the whole Neon Play team. Paper Glider was already the number one app in the UK, so this is a double piece of great news for our studio."

Oli Christie explains the company’s reasons for joining TIGA:“As a new mobile games studio, it made complete and utter sense for Neon Play to join TIGA. We are seeing the huge benefits of joining and have already saved considerable amounts of money as a result. The networking and PR opportunities that TIGA have make them a superlative trade organisation and we’re delighted to be their latest member.”

Dr. Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO welcomed the company to TIGA:“ Neon Play is a fantastic example of the new breed of developers that are starting up all over the UK– small, highly creative teams, focused on mobile and digital distribution. We are extremely proud to represent developers like Neon Play and welcome Oli and the team to TIGA.”

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Notes to editors:

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 is an‘Investors in People’ accredited organisation.

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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