Develop Awards Partner Spotlight: UKIE

Develop Awards Partner Spotlight: UKIE
Will Freeman

By Will Freeman

July 3rd 2013 at 5:05PM

We talk to the UK game industry trade body about this year's big night

In our latest Develop Awards partner spotlight we speak to UKIE about the trade body, its work and its message to this year's finalists.

UKIE has signed up to support this year's Develop Awards as Gold Partner. The event will take place on July 10th, just one week away.

Company/organisation name: UKIE (UK Interactive Entertainment)
Year founded: 2010
Website: ukie.org.uk
Telephone: 020 7534 0580

Could you introduce your company to our readers who might not know your role or goals?
We are UKIE, and we’re here to help support, grow and promote the UK’s games and interactive entertainment industry.

What distinguishes your company from similar outfits? In other words, what’s unique about your organisation?
We represent the whole industry from small start-ups and established studios to multinational publishers and platform holders. We advocate on the industry’s behalf, get policy changed to suit games businesses’ needs, and offer practical help, advice and introductions.

What excites and/or encourages you about the games industry today?
It’s the most exciting creative industry to work in in the world. It never sits still, there’s always something to debate and we’re always stretching the boundaries artistically, technically and entrepreneurially.

Looking at the Develop Awards finalists, what does it say to you about today’s games industry?
There’s never been more exciting talent to pick from, across such a wide range of platforms and genres, and so many of them are UK businesses making incredibly creative games.

Do you have a message for the Develop Awards finalists?
Good luck and we wish you could all win. Come and say hi with your award!

Was there anything else you wanted to say about your company or the Develop Awards?
The Develop Awards do an amazing job promoting the best games being made and sold in the UK today. That’s a goal we share at UKIE and why we’re proud to support such a widely recognised awards ceremony. Come and say hello to us and see how we can help you.

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The Develop Awards will take place on July 10th at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Brighton, just one week away.

To book a place, contact Kathryn.Humphrey@intentmedia.co.uk or call 01992 535 646.

For sponsorship and partner opportunities contact Alex.Boucher@intentmedia.co.uk or call 01992 535 647.

You can read the the full set of this year's Develop Awards finalists here.

For more information, visit the official Develop Awards website.