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Amiqus Me Anything: What were 2018’s most impactful events?

Each month we work with our recruitment partner Amiqus to find the answers to the burning questions within the games industry.  This month’s question is: What was the one event/product/announcement in 2018 that you think will have an impact on the industry for years to come? Andy PayneFounder, AppyNation "For over 40 …

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British Esports Association: “We are very clear, we do not want to get involved in terms of regulation.”

Talking to Esports Pro, the chairman for the British Esports Association’s advisory board Andy Payne has talked about how the organisation doesn’t have any intention of getting involved in esports regulation. “We, at British eSports, are very clear, we do not want to get involved in terms of regulation.” Payne …

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The British Esports Association’s Andy Payne talks about making the grassroots greener in the U.K

“The United Kingdom has always been a powerhouse for video games,” says Andy Payne, the chair of the British Esports Associations advisory board, finishing up a potted history of 35 years of game development history. “We always punch above our weight globally, but our esports scene has been patchy, to …

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Andy Payne: Brexit threatens UK talent pool

Games are global and for over ten years developers and publishers have been able to sell their games digitally pretty much everywhere around the globe, bar China, from their location of choice. The UK has a rich games development history, but has also done much to encourage entrepreneurs and start …

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UK Government-backed professional eSports association launches

A not-for-profit British eSports association has been launched, and it’s been backed by the UK Government. Located at Pinewood Studios, the association will act as the National Governing Body for eSports and work alongside the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Its goal is to represent and support professional players, …

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Payne, Livingstone and Yusuf named GamesAid patrons

Andy Payne, Ian Livingstone and Imran Yusuf are the first three patrons of GamesAid. The trio were voted in by the trustees and will represent the games industry charity within the games community. When we set up GamesAid back in 2007, we never realised it would raise over 2m to …

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‘Boris boost is for all of Britain, NOT just London’

The new London Games Festival is designed to support everyone in the UK games industry, not just those based in the capital. LGF is taking place between April 1st to April 10th, and is a collaboration between UKIE, Film London and the Mayor of London, the latter of which has …

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Mastertronic enters administration

UK games publisher Mastertronic has entered administration. The firm says a deal is in place to buy the assets of the business and retain the existing team. However, MD Andy Payne will no-longer be involved. Mastertronic applied for a CVA in July 2014 to avoid a winding-up order. At that …

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Noirin Carmody named new UKIE Chair

Revolution Software COO and co-founder Noirin Carmody has been named UKIE Chair. She replaces Andy Payne, who steps down after more than ten years in the role. However, Payne remains with UKIE on the Board and will take up the role of treasurer, replacing Sega’s John Clark. Clark joins the …

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