TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry,said today that it would work to support the next wave of creative individuals and games businesses to achieve their potential. TIGA made the comments during a speech by Lorna Evans, TIGA’s Project Manager, at the International App Conference in Dundee.
Lorna Evans, TIGA’s Project Manager, said:
“TIGA is delighted to be supporting the International AppJam and AppConference, organised by TIGA member Dundee College, and other key industry partners. The App market is providing exciting new opportunities for developers. TIGA intends to support the next wave of creative individuals and successful interactive companies to take advantage of these and other opportunities in the months and years ahead.
“TIGA is supporting developers through a range of services: advice on self-publishing; Project Ignite, a new service that will enable small developers to publish browser-based games via Jagex Game Studio; enabling developers to attend overseas trade shows; the provision of networking events; building connections with other creative industries; building links between industry and education; and through the provision of key services for members at discounted prices. This is all part of our strategy to ensure that the UK is the best place in the world to do games business.
“In 2011 TIGA will aim to support individuals as well as companies in the video games industry by opening TIGA up to individual membership. Individuals will be able to access a range of services based around career advice, networking events and discounts on relevant services.”
The International App Conference is part of the greater NEoN digital arts festival taking place in Dundee this week. The NEoN Conference is being hosted by TIGA member, the University of Abertay. TIGA is supporting both the Conference and the wider festival. Discounts on ticket prices are available for TIGA members.
Notes to editors:
TIGA is the trade association representing the UK’s games industry. The majority of our members are either independent games developers or in-house publisher owned developers. We also have games publishers, outsourcing companies, technology businesses and universities amongst our membership. TIGA was awarded ‘Trade Association of the Year’ and the ‘Member Recruitment Award’ at the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards 2010. TIGA has also been named as a finalist in the 2010 Chartered Management Institute (CMI) National Management and Leadership Awards in the category of ‘The Outstanding Organisation of the Year Award (SME)’.
TIGA's vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business. We focus on three sets of activities: political representation, generating media coverage and developing services that enhance the competitiveness of our members. This means that TIGA members are effectively represented in the corridors of power, their voice is heard in the media and they receive benefits that make a material difference to their businesses, including a reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities.
For further information, please contact Eva Field, TIGA PR Manager on: 07814 039 983, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.