Tag Archives: ukie
Wed, May 23, 2012 | 11:32 BST
UKIE’s been announced as the Approved Trade Organisation by UKTI for gamescom and GDC Europe, offering UK-based retailers funding for the show.
Thu, May 03, 2012 | 10:19 BST
UKIE’s announced the return of the London Games Festival, with the month-long event to begin in September.
Tue, Mar 06, 2012 | 15:55 GMT
UKIE has posted its first PC download chart, which began in January and Star Wars: The Old Republic topped the list.
Fri, Feb 10, 2012 | 09:44 GMT
UKIE has said it’s to publish a report next week that will outline the specifics on how crowd funding in the UK should be legal.
Thu, Feb 09, 2012 | 16:18 GMT
“I would love every company to be involved in the project. Are we going to get every company? Probably not. We are getting data that publishers and developers and IP owners themselves have. So if you’re a publisher or developer selling on Steam, those publishers and developers are giving us those sale figures. So they’re coming directly from the intellectual property owner and not from Steam.” – UKIE‘s Sam Collins, speaking to GI.Biz on the recently-announced UK digital chart, set to be introduced next month.
Tue, Jan 24, 2012 | 18:05 GMT
UKIE has announced its digital chart for PC games, which has been two years in the making, will be published for the first time next month.
Mon, Jan 23, 2012 | 14:15 GMT
Wed, Jan 11, 2012 | 13:58 GMT
UKIE’s announced the best selling game of 2011 was Modern Warfare 3.
Fri, Jan 06, 2012 | 13:55 GMT
UK trade body UKIE has released its annual industry report, and in 2011, boxed games sales came in at £1.42 billion, which is down 7% over 2010 which was still ahead of industry forecasts.
Fri, Dec 09, 2011 | 15:47 GMT
UKIE has announced it has appointed former Channel 4 editor Dr Jo Twist as its new CEO. The firm believes her background in education will benefit the trade body, and she will step into this new role on January 9. “UKIE has already achieved so much in bringing the potential of our games industry to the national debate, and I am hugely excited to represent its members and help shape its vision for 2012 and on,” said Twist in a statement. UKIE chairman Andy Payne seems delighted with bringing Twist on as a well, stating that the firm took its time “to find the right CEO” and “Jo’s passion for games and her background in media and commissioning” will further help UK games and interactive entertainment makers.
Wed, Nov 16, 2011 | 02:27 GMT
Trade organisation UK Interactive Entertainment has called out the British government for its failure to follow through on plans to adopt the PEGI system of games content rating.
Thu, Nov 10, 2011 | 20:22 GMT
A link to a massive batch of screenshots, Garriott tooting his own horn, information on a new mobile/social games developer, and more is below the break.
Thu, Jul 21, 2011 | 01:31 BST
The association for UK Interactive Entertainment has launched a £100,000 fund to promote digital industries, with support from TIGA and the Department of Culture Media & Sport.
Tue, Mar 01, 2011 | 16:27 GMT
Sat, Feb 26, 2011 | 15:47 GMT
After ongoing talks in the last few weeks, TIGA has confirmed it will not be merging with UKIE despite lobbying by industry vets and government officials alike.
Tue, Jan 25, 2011 | 13:14 GMT
UKIE has said that for one British game bought at retail, four more are being pirated.
Mon, Jan 24, 2011 | 15:06 GMT
UKIE figures have claimed that UK developers have contributed greatly to the sale of motion controller-based games in the last year.
Tue, Jan 25, 2011 | 13:14 GMT
UKIE has told the BBC that chipped or modified consoles cost the game industry dearly last year in lost sales as well as the loss of 1,000 jobs.
Thu, Jan 20, 2011 | 16:57 GMT
Earlier in the month, UKIE reported that Call of Duty: Black Ops was the biggest selling game of 2010. Today, that information hasn’t changed, but the firm has finally released the full listings for the all-formats chart as wells as individual platforms.
Sat, Jan 08, 2011 | 23:44 GMT
EA’s VP and GM for Northern Europe, Keith Ramsdale, believes there are benefits to UK tax breaks, but instead of threatening to pack up and leave the country if breaks aren’t implemented, Ramsdale thinks publishers and developers need to take a more “pragmatic approach” to the issues facing the government at the moment.