Games industry trade association TIGA has announced plans to open its doors to individual membership.
Whereas previously only businesses and organisations were eligible to join, as of this Autumn anyone working in the games industry may apply for membership.
Claimed TIGA boss Dr Richard Wilson, "We now have over 160 company members from across the UK. Our members include not just established independent developers and publisher owned studios but also international games publishers, small indie-studios, start-ups, creative agencies, universities and training companies, art, audio and motion capture specialists as well as law firms, accountancy firms and other service providers.
"Individual membership will broaden our reach even further, meaning that anyone working in the games industry or trying to start a career in the games industry can benefit from TIGA services. We intend to support the next wave of creative individuals and successful interactive companies in the UK."
Added Monumental Games COO and TIGA board member Paul Mayze, "Individual membership will allow anyone working in the games industry to benefit from TIGA’s expertise, benefits and services.
"The UK games industry is becoming increasingly diverse and it is important that the whole community is served by an energetic, passionate trade body that is committed to strengthening the UK sector as a whole."
Benefits of individual membership include networking, attendance of expert seminars, tradeshow discounts and career assistance.
Further details are promised soon.