October 30th 2008
Redbedlam has joined Tiga as one of the UK's few specialist Virtual World developers.
Kerry Fraser-Robinson, RedBedlam's President and Founder, said:
“It's about time we put ourselves at the heart of the UK's development community. Tiga has done a great job of putting UK developers on the map and I believe that we will benefit from the membership services and political representation they make on our behalf.”
Fred Hasson, ex-Tiga CEO and founder, recently joined RedBedlam as Executive Director.
“We have been encouraged by Fred Hasson to support Tiga, the industry body that has done so much to draw attention to the creative force of UK developers. We thoroughly believe we will be able to do justice to that reputation through our endeavours to become a leading MMOG and Virtual World developer.”
Richard Wilson, CEO of Tiga, said:
“Tiga's vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business. To that end we are improving the effectiveness of our political campaigning, raising the profile of the games industry in the media and developing new services for Tiga members. I am delighted that RedBedlam has joined Tiga and that they support our new strategy. I look forward to working with RedBedlam over the coming months.”
Notes to editors:
1. Tiga is the national trade association that represents games developers in the UK and in Europe. We have 160 members, the majority of whom are either independent games developers or in-house publisher owned developers. We also have outsourcing companies, technology businesses and university departments that are members.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. RedBedlam is one of only two developers in the UK to have developed and launched a persistent 3D world: www.roma-victor.com. The company is based in Brighton. For more information please visit www.redbedlam.com