Stick Sports joins TIGA

Started in 2004 Stick Sports is an Anglo Australian company with offices in London and Sydney.  The company’s immensely popular games include Stick Football, Stick Tennis and Stick Baseball. However their biggest title is their global hit Stick Cricket.

Stick Cricket is the world’s most popular online cricket game offering a series of free-to-play batting games.  With approximately two million unique visitors every month the game has been played by over 85 million people.

Stick Sports have recently launched a brand new Cricket World Cup game for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch which is now bundled with the upgrade for the Stick Cricket App on the Apple App Store.  Within weeks the new game has hit number one in all the major cricketing nations and was selected by The Sunday Times as one of the top 500 apps in the world.  The game boasts lots of additional features including 14 new levels of World Domination and the option to challenge any user to a head-to-head via Bluetooth or local WiFi network.

Paul Collins, CEO, explains the company’s reasons for joining TIGA:

“With the expansion of Stick Sports we are keen to develop new connections and networks within the games industry and joining TIGA was an excellent way of doing so.  The TIGA community and TIGA events provide valuable opportunities for networking and creative discussion with industry peers.”

Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO, states:

“Stick Sports have made a name for themselves across the world with their hugely popular games and the company is a great example of our successful and dynamic games developers here in the UK.  At TIGA we are passionate about fostering greater collaboration between games businesses and with the UK’s other creative industries and we look forward to working with Stick Sports in this regard.”

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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 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 Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO on 07875939643: or email richard.wilson@tiga.org ; or contact David Hodges on 02070911653 


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