Official UK video games trade body UKIE has welcomed the recommendations of today’s Livingstone-Hope skills review.
The UK has a heritage in developing video games that we can be very proud of," UKIE director general Michael Rawlinson stated. "However, if we are to continue to produce world-class interactive entertainment we need to ensure that we have a world-class work force to produce it.
One of UKIE’s key goals is to promote a skills and education agenda that: will ensure that the right people have the right skills to succeed in the games industry; promotes video games as a career; and that introduces more games and technology based learning into the UK’s classrooms – improving engagement with children whilst educating them about the skills needed to produce the next big video game.
UKIE is therefore fully supportive of the Livingstone-Hope skills review and looks forward to bringing together the interactive entertainment industry, the education sector and government to make the report’s recommendations a reality.”