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Ukie’s Jo Twist invites UK firms to Gamescom

We first took 22 UK businesses to Gamescom in Cologne in 2012. The UK industry stand at Europe’s largest consumer games show has been the focal point of Ukie’s annual International Trade programme ever since, helping the industry network with international companies, secure investment and promote the UK industry as …

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Do we need a British Games Institute?

In the last few years, video games have come a long way in terms of working with government. Thanks to the tireless work of certain members of our industry, UK video games have received tax relief (VGTR) since 2014. And thanks to the Livingstone-Hope report, we now have coding on …

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UKIE prompts industry to register on its UK Games Map

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 …

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The UK games industry responds to Brexit in this week’s MCV

After the UK has voted to leave the EU, we have spoken to members of the UK games industry to see what happens next. After two weeks of uncertainty, leading venture capitalists insist that Brexit will be ‘totally irrelevant’ when it comes to UK games investment. UKIE boss Dr Jo …

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Jo Twist made OBE and Debbie Bestwick awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Games industry leaders Dr Jo Twist and Debbie Bestwick have been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Dr Jo Twist is the head of games industry trade body UKIE and receives her OBE for services to the creative industries. Twist is a former journalist and held various roles at …

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"Diversity is a practice, not just a word"

Animosity towards Beamdog for including a transgender character in Baldur’s Gate. Hate campaign against former Nintendo employee Alison Rapp. Overwatch’s Tracer butt pose. Valve being sued over alleged transgender discrimination. Tensions over gay and black characters at defunct Lionhead. Paradox having to take down a mod that removed Stellaris’ racial …

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Women In Games Awards: Meet The Finalists – Outstanding Contribution

The Women in Games award for Outstanding Contribution will be given to the individual who has made positive contributions to the commercial success and public profile of the games industry. The judges have now cast their votes and the winner will be celebrated at the Women in Games Awards event …

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