Jagex joins Tiga

Jagex joins Tiga
Michael French

By Michael French

April 14th 2009 at 10:40AM

UK's largest independent studio joins trade body

Runescape developer Jagex has today joined UK games development association Tiga.

The Cambridge based games studi has joined Tiga to support its 'valuable work promoting the games industry in the UK'.

“As one of Britain’s largest games developers we are delighted to support Tiga” said Mark Gerhard, Jagex CEO.

“We passionately believe that the UK is one of the leading development communities in the world and by joining Tiga we hope to assist them in raising the profile of UK game developers and crucially to ensure that the UK remains a great place to make games. I urge all game developers to join Tiga to help make the UK the best place in the world to do games business.”

Richard Wilson, Tiga's CEO, added: "Jagex is one of the most successful game developers in the world, not just the UK. Jagex has developed extraordinarily popular games and is at the leading edge in terms of online safety and security.

“Jagex’s decision to join our trade association is a massive endorsement of Tiga’s new strategy: to campaign for developers in political circles, to maximise the industry’s media profile and to develop services that reduce Tiga members’ costs and strengthen their commercial opportunities. I look forward to working with Jagex in the cause of serving the UK games development sector.”