TIGA&GameCity announce new partnership

The partnership between GameCity and TIGA will work to highlight the showcasing opportunities available through GameCity’s events to TIGA’s extensive membership base, as well as working to expand the audience numbers and content within these events.

Focusing on the monthly GameCityNights events and building to the upcoming annual festival in October, TIGA members are invited to form an integral part of the GameCity programme for the future.

Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO, said:

“TIGA is delighted to announce our new partnership with GameCity. We would like to encourage our wide range of members to consider the excellent opportunities appearing at GameCity can have for their games.”

GameCity Director Iain Simons said:

“GameCity has always been and will always be first and foremost about exposing and celebrating development talent."

“We think that developers are at the core not just of the production of games, but in helping the public to understand and engage with them. We’re hugely excited about working with TIGA to highlight up-and-coming and established developers at our events in the forthcoming years.”


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.

About GameCity:

Part of Nottingham Trent University’s Centre for Contemporary Play, GameCity aims to bring together developers and the public to explore and celebrate videogames and videogames culture, with a particular focus on students. We attract the best speakers in the world, offer up-and-coming artists and developers a platform for their games and create totally unique events.

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

To enquire about appearing at a GameCityNights event, please contact nights@gamecity.org. To enquire about appearing at the GameCity festival, please contact info@gamecity.org. 

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