Data firm Nesta and trade body UKIE have partnered to create a UK industry interactive map, and are now encouraging games firms to contribute to its development.
The UK Games Map launched last Thursday and lists companies working in games across the country, based on the 2014 Nesta-UKIE report A Map of the UK Games Industry. This means some companies might be missing or have inaccurate info and are thus invited to register to either add or check their data.
The company dataset can be further enriched and expanded by games businesses when they register, self-managing their data or submitting their business to be marked on the map,” UKIE research analyst Luke Hebblethwaite explained.
The UK Games Map aims at keeping track of the country’s ever-growing industry, UKIE CEO Dr Jo Twist further said.
The games industry is a leading powerhouse, but because we are so young and fast-evolving, official stats have trouble classifying and tracking our size, scale and geography. The map is designed to fix this.”