Games business network for East England launches

Games business network for East England launches
Michael French

By Michael French

December 4th 2007 at 9:30AM

LOTR and Heavenly Sword mocap actor Andy Serkis to launch Games Eden

A brand new games business network for companies in East England is launching for this week.

Called Games Eden, the new network aims to unite local businesses - particularly those around the Cambridge hub - to help to promote, support and develop the region’s digital games entertainment community.

Games Eden is being funded over the next two years by the East of England Development Agency (EEDA), East of England International (EEI), Screen East and FDMX. The organisation is also supported by a steering committee with representatives from Cambridge Wireless, TiGA, EMMA, Gameware Development, Zoonami, Geomerics, Sony, Jagex, Nicetech and Ninja Theory.

Jeremy Cooke, chair of Games Eden, said: “The benefits of Games Eden include delivery of a local developer led networking group, membership of TIGA, raising the profile of local creative digital talent and better access to strategic information and assistance.”

Lord of the Rings' Gollum actor and star of Cambridge-based Ninja Theory's Heavenly Sword Andy Serkis will be officially launching the network on Wednesday.