UKIE opens Scotland base

UKIE opens Scotland base
Will Freeman

By Will Freeman

February 27th 2012 at 9:29AM

Fat Bob Games MD Euan Mackenzie to head up operations

Industry trade body UKIE has formed a new office in Scotland, the organisation has revealed.

Fat Bob Games MD Euan Mackenzie is to head up operations at the office.

“Scotland has long been a world leader in the creation­ of games and interactive entertainment and we are pleased to announce that Euan Mackenzie will be heading up our Scottish Office,” confirmed UKIE CEO Jo Twist.

“As head of Fat Bob Games, Euan knows first-hand some of the challenges facing the interactive entertainment industry in Scotland and he will be able to spread the benefits of UKIE membership to all Scotland-based developers and publishers.”

Edinburgh studio Fat Bob Games specialises in mobile and browser content, and last year contributed for charity project Play for Good, which saw money generated by the app Drop Catcher donated to games industry charity Special effect.

UKIE’s Scottish Office has been established to offer Scotland’s development and publishing community support and services to ensure the area – famous for hubs like that at Dundee – can thrive.

“We will be officially launching our UKIE Scottish Office with an event this Spring but if anyone has any questions before then, Euan will be happy to help,” added Twist.