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Dr Richard Wilson OBE, TIGA’s CEO

UK games industry to receive multi-million pound funding boost

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, has welcomed the UK Government’s series of initiatives aimed at bolstering the creative industries, including the video games industry, but has called for a Video Games Investment Fund to be implemented next.

The UK Games Fund is set to receive an uplift of £5 million. With this additional funding, the UK Games Fund's...

Virtual cricket

Virtual cricket and gaming at Jurassic Fibre marquee at Devon County Show

South West-based ultra-fast broadband provider Jurassic Fibre will unveil a marquee full of activities at the Devon County Show, from Thursday May 18th to Saturday 20th this year.

Families, gamers and wannabe cricket stars will be able to get involved at the marquee at Stand 291, Road 8. Visitors will be treated to free slushies and offered scratch cards for prizes including gaming...

 Lisa Carter, Women in Games

Women in Games expo to shine a light on opportunities in the sector

Women in Games will host the Careers, Development & Networking Expo on Thursday March 9th. The virtual event is free to attend and will provide a day of learning, inspiration and the opportunity to meet with studios and other companies looking to hire new talent.

Speaker Sessions & Workshops

Women and allies from around the world will share their journeys and stories, while...


Revealed: the most profitable video games for players to become experts

A third (31%) of eSports gamers primarily take part in tournaments to make money, with Call of Duty: Warzone ranking as the easiest game for players to become experts in. But with fierce competition, varied skill ceilings, and countless ways to play, which games should players choose to maximise their profits?

As part of their online gaming statistics report, analysed...

A gaming controller next to a laptop

Best value gaming console revealed by new study

The cost-of-living crisis has impacted Brits everywhere, with rising costs forcing new considerations to be made to every kind of lifestyle. In fact, more than half (56%) of gamers have cut down on their playtime to reduce the cost of their energy bills.

But how can players continue enjoying their hobby without draining their bank accounts?

By assessing factors like console...

Esports is one of the world’s fastest-growing industries

South West colleges to host region’s biggest esports festival

The region’s biggest esports event has returned for its second year, as five colleges announce a partnership with Tech South West.

Esports, or competitive gaming, is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, with a global revenue of over $1bn and an audience of 474m in 2021, according to Newzoo.

The first South West Esports Festival took place in February this year...

Person gaming

Bristol to host UK’s first conference dedicated to Voice in Gaming

Over three billion people worldwide play video games, and the number of gamers continues to rise. Fuelled by the increase in smartphones, and accessibility of online streaming platforms, video games are by far the most lucrative sector in the entertainment industry.

Creators, developers and strategic thinkers will be taking a step into the future of the games industry this summer at...

The mobile augmented reality experience blends the real and digital world through gameplay

Plymouth studio launches crowdfund for "kickass" feminist punk game

Plymouth-based indie games studio Story Juice has launched a crowdfunding campaign to develop The Glass Ceiling Games, described on its Kickstarter as "a super satisfying cathartic feminist punk augmented reality game for mobile".

Supported by the UK Games Fund (UKGF) and Creative UK , the game provides an AR experience that blends the real and digital world through gameplay and...

Esports is one of the world’s fastest-growing industries

Willow Senior: So, you want to hold an esports event?

The esports industry is booming worldwide, reaching global revenues of $1,084 million in 2021 and attracting streaming audiences of 728.8 million, according to Newzoo .

The industry affords unique opportunities for event managers to organise a competitive spectacle like no other.

In this article, Willow Senior of Exeter College explains everything you need to know to hold...

South West Esports Festival 2022 | Tech South West

Rocketmakers win South West’s first esports festival

Software development company Rocketmakers have been crowned champions of the South West’s first region-wide corporate esports festival.

The Bath-based firm pipped 15 other organisations from across the South West to the top spot in a Rocket League tournament, with the Exeter Chiefs rugby team and the Met Office among those taking part.

The festival was supported by ultrafast...