Who’s who of UK game developers available now

A brand-new book published by Intent Media names the top 100 games development studios working in the UK.

The Develop 100 is written by the team behind Develop (www.develop-online.net), the must-read monthly magazine and website for games developers across Europe and around the world.

Plus, the free book includes a comprehensive list of all the games studios in the Great Britain – the first time a directory like this has been made widely available. 

A survey of studios on the list showed that smartphones and PC/Mac were the most popular platforms to make games for. Four out of every five UK games studios are making games for iPad or iPhone and over half are making games for PC. 

Other key findings in the research show that 113 new UK games studios opened for business in the last 18 months, with games dev clusters in London and Scotland.

Develop 100 is published in association with Ukie, the UK games trade body for publishers and developers.

The Develop 100 can be found within the Develop magazine app on the Apple Newsstand, and is completely free for a limited time.

You can also view it in your browser here.

You can also find a browser version at www.develop100.com.

Sourcebook 2013: Key guide to games services and agencies is out now

This year’s edition of Sourcebook, the essential guide to agencies and service companies working in games, technology and entertainment, is out now.

Over 10,000 copies of the print edition have been inserted into this week’s MCV and selected reader codes of sister brands Develop and PCR.

A digital copy of the Sourcebook is available online at www.intentmedia.co.uk/sourcebook. Or you can view the book via the MCV iPad app, or read it online here.

The guide covers sectors such as Creative & Promotional, Gaming Accessories and Merchandise, International Distribution, Legal Services, Localisation, QA & Testing, Recruitment, Distribution, Cloud, Web Services & Infrastructure businesses, Monetisation & Payment providers, Regional Associations, Game Studios, Game Technology vendors and Research outfits.

There is also a new section listing freelancers and work-for-hire studios in the UK and Europe.

Sourcebook showcases the leading players across each sector, offering a snapshot of the resources on offer, plus client history and contact details.

A full list of the companies featured in Sourcebook 2013 is available below.

 

Creative & Promotional Services

AngelFire Creative

Bastion

blueprint-london

Dead Good Media

Fink Creative

Fluid

Game Room

Generation Media

Indigo Pearl

Kennedy Monk

Lick

OM

Premier

Premier Communications

Savalas Sound

Side

Small Japanese Soldier

Somebody Else

studio CO2

Studio Diva

That Video Company

The Audio Guys

The Trailerfarm

Wave Recording Studios

Über

 

Gaming Accessories

Game Technologies

Performance Designed Products

That Distribution Company

Turtle Beach

VIP Computers

 

International Distribution

Click Entertainment Limited

Curveball Leisure

GameWorld

Vogue Distribution

 

Legal Services

Harbottle & Lewis

 

Localisation, QA and Testing

Babel

Keywords International

Testronic Labs

Triple A Testing

UBILOK

Universally Speaking

VMC Game Labs

 

Manufacturing Services

Handisc

Multi Media Replication

OK Media

Sony DADC Austria AG

 

Monetisation & Payment

Adcash Advertising Network

HiPay

InComm Europe

 

Recruitment

Aardvark Swift

Amiqus

Portfolio Recruit

Specialmove Consultancy

Wayforward Recruitment

 

Software Development

Tragnarion Studios

Vicon Motion Systems

 

UK Distribution & Logistics

Koch Media

Link Distribution (UK)

 

Web Services Infrastructure

LeaseWeb

 
For more information about Sourcebook, call Jennie Lane on +44 (0) 1992 535 647, or email:jennie.lane@intentmedia.co.uk.
 

NYC Television Week Launches Website

NEW YORK, NY (July 17, 2013) — Presenting partners NewBay Media, publisher of Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, Next TV and TV Technology, and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), producer of NAB Show®, have announced the launch of the official NYC Television Week website at nyctelevisionweek.com. Here, visitors can learn more about all of the events taking place during NYC Television Week from October 28-30 at the Waldorf Astoria and Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City.

Visitors can also register for the particular events they choose — all at early-bird discounts until September 15, 2013. There are many special package programs available, which are detailed at nyctelevisionweek.com/register/.

Other NYC Television Week developments include the additions of Sony as a Founding Sponsor and the “TV on Wall Street” conference, presented by NAB as a financial forum for top-level media executives that will focus on the challenges and opportunities of abundant content choices and the influence of anywhere-anytime viewing on the bottom line.

“The website provides a great overview of the event, and further details will be added as they become available,” states Louis Hillelson, VP/Group Publisher, NewBay Media. “I encourage all television industry professionals to visit often and register as soon as possible to enjoy our discounts and ensure their place, because space is limited.”

NYC Television Week 2013 uniquely covers the breadth of today’s dynamic TV industry — from broadcast to cable, satellite to internet video, and beyond. NYC Television Week’s featured events include the State of Television, the B&C Hall of Fame, the TV Summit — including a “Solutions Center” with industry exhibitors — and TV on Wall Street, as well as several networking events that engage the diversity of talent and roles that make today’s TV business one of the world’s most exciting industries.

NYC Television Week is actively seeking additional partners, sponsors, exhibitors and speakers.

• For information on partnership and sponsorship opportunities, contact Louis Hillelson at 917-231-4730 or lhillelson@nbmedia.com.

• For speaking opportunities, contact Jennifer Ware at 917-281-4718 or jware@nbmedia.com.

• For exhibit opportunities, contact Will Beaty at 202-429-5429 or wbeaty@nab.org.

For more information, visit nyctelevisionweek.com.

About NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.nbmedia.com.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

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Develop honours top games studios at 2013 Award ceremony

Eighteen different companies claimed key accolades at the Develop Industry Excellence Awards, held in Brighton this week.

Winners hailed from across Europe – and indeed around the world as the Development Legend was handed to the co-founders of Epic Games. 

Supercell, the Finnish studio responsible for multi-million-dollars-a-day iOS cash cow Clash of Clans was the only company to take two of the peer-voted prizes home, for New IP and then the nod for Independent studio.

Epic Games’s Unreal Engine took the Engine prize voted for by developers while the Legend prize, chosen by the Develop team, was handed to leaders Tim Sweeney and Mark Rein.

Elsewhere the majority of the awards went to UK studios after a strong year for games businesses in all forms – independent, online/social, mobile and console – with wins for Peter Molyneux’s 22 Cans, Sony London Studio, Fireproof Games and Boss Alien. Plus Candy Crush Saga firm King was honoured for Business Development.  

Two projects that used crowdfunding won top prizes too: Thomas Was alone (Use of Narrative) and Oculus Rift (Technical Innovation). Kickstarter itself was awarded Publishing Hero.

 The full list of winners can be found below.

 

DEVELOP AWARDS: THE WINNERS

NEW IP

Clash of Clans – Supercell

 

USE OF A LICENCE OR IP

Angry Birds Star Wars – Rovio

 

VISUAL ARTS

Crysis 3 – Crytek

 

AUDIO ACCOMPLISHMENT 

Wonderbook: Book of Spells – London Studio

 

USE OF NARRATIVE

Thomas Was Alone – Mike Bithell (pictured above)

 

PUBLISHING HERO

Kickstarter UK 

 

ONLINE INNOVATION 

Curiosity – 22Cans

 

TECHNICAL INNOVATION 

Oculus Rift – Oculus VR

 

TOOLS PROVIDER

Unity Technologies

 

ENGINE 

Unreal Engine – Epic Games

 

SERVICES

Audiomotion

 

CREATIVE CONTRIBUTION – VISUALS

Realtime UK – Wargaming trailers

 

CREATIVE CONTRIBUTION – AUDIO

Side – Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

 

RECRUITER

Amiqus

 

MICRO STUDIO

Fireproof Games

 

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

King

 

INDEPENDENT STUDIO

Supercell

 

IN-HOUSE STUDIO

Boss Alien

 

NEW STUDIO

Playground Games

 

DEVELOPMENT LEGENDS

Tim Sweeney & Mark Rein, Epic Games

 

Event partners include Platinum Partners Crytek, Deep Silver and Microsoft, Gold Partners Testronic, Amiqus, UKIE, Perforce Software, Sumo Digital and Pitbull Studio, Drinks Reception Partner NaturalMotion Games, Table Gift Partner OPM Recruitment, Event Partners Nova Scotia Business Inc and Playmob, and Award Partner ARM.

Installation launches new Showcase conference event

Installation is proud to present a new concept in case study-led conferences for the installed AV market. Installation Showcase makes its debut on 5 November 2013 at BAFTA on London’s Piccadilly.

Installation Showcase is a new kind of conference event for the AV industry. It is based around case study presentations in a particular market sector, which is different every time the event takes place. After all the presentations – given by integrators, consultants or clients – are completed, the audience members have their say by voting for the project that they feel scores highest on innovation, value for money and wow factor. The winning projects receive awards.

The first Installation Showcase is devoted to entertainment venues – such as stadia, arenas, theatres, auditoria, concert halls and cinemas. Questions likely to be addressed include:

• How do you ensure that venues are suitably equipped for multi-purpose use?
• How are the audio and video networking decisions arrived at?
• How is futureproofing achieved?

In addition to the case studies, panel discussions will provide an opportunity to discuss and debate some of the wider issues affecting AV integration projects.

“Installation Showcase provides a great opportunity to explore the detail of integration projects in key sectors,” said Paddy Baker, Editor of Installation. “The voting format introduces a competitive element which provides an element of fun, but should also keep the presenters on their toes.”

We’ll have more details of the programme for Installation Showcase: Entertainment during the coming weeks. There’s also a dedicated website for the event, which will be updated over the coming weeks.

Various sponsorship opportunities are available – please contact Ian Graham or Les Wood on +44 (0)20 7354 6000.

www.installationshowcase.com

New face for MI Pro

MI Pro has a new member of its editorial team, with former Audio Pro International editor Daniel Gumble joining.

Previously editor of Mobile Entertainment, Gumble replaces Jory Mackay who, after a nine-month stint as staff writer is moving to Intent Media’s London office as deputy editor on sister mag, Audio Media.

MI Pro managing editor, Ronnie Dungan, commented: “Whilst I’m sorry to lose Jory, who did a fantastic job in his short stint on the mag, in Dan I now have a deputy editor who has the skills and experience to make it a seamless transition and continue to improve the product both in print and online.”

PCR restructures editorial team

PCR has hired two new senior members of staff.

Andrew Wooden (right) takes on the role of managing editor, while Dominic Sacco (left) has joined as editor.

Wooden will lead PCR’s strategy and develop new business opportunities for the publication, while Sacco will oversee editorial content and direction of the print title and website.

Wooden returns to PCR after spending a year and a half as news editor at Future Publishing’s technology title T3 and T3.com. Prior to that, he worked at Intent Media for six years.

Sacco moves across from Intent Media’s sister publications ToyNews and Licensing.biz, where he held the position of deputy editor. He formerly worked at Intent’s gaming publication MCV after a two-year stint at Auto Trader.

Laura Barnes remains on PCR as staff writer, with Intent Media currently recruiting a fourth member of the editorial team.

Former PCR editor Helen French takes on the role of Digital Producer for Intent Media, where she will be working on the publisher’s digital strategy. 

The changes on the team come as executive sales manager Carly Bailey heads off on maternity leave, with Rob Baker taking on the role of acting sales manager and Carole Eagles joining as associate sales manager.

“We’re delighted to welcome Andrew back to PCR as managing editor and to appoint Dominic as editor,” said PCR publisher Lisa Carter. 

“After a successful second PCR Boot Camp event recently, it’s an exciting time for the title going forward as we look to grow and expand our print and online offering, as well as investigate additional brand extensions.”

For editorial enquiries, email andrew.wooden@intentmedia.co.uk,dominic.sacco@intentmedia.co.uk and laura.barnes@intentmedia.co.uk.

For sales enquiries, email rob.baker@intentmedia.co.uk or carole.eagles@intentmedia.co.uk.

NewBay Media Launches EduWire.com

NEW YORK, NY (July 2, 2013) — NewBay Media has announced the launch of EduWire.com, which delivers curated news, trends, and how-to information for technology and AV decision makers in higher-education institutions. EduWire.com is designed to save time — and be the home page — for the higher-ed tech/AV community, featuring curated content with perspective and new material from an editorial team that includes University instructors, technology editors, MOOC developers, AV/IT managers, CTS professionals, and University CMS.

“EduWire.com is the Huffington Post for the higher-ed technology community,” states Adam Goldstein, EVP/Group Publishing Director, NewBay Media. “This is the only site they will need to visit to find out what is important in the world of higher-ed tech, complete with original editorial perspective on why each story matters.”

EduWire.com is produced by Tech & Learning, the #1 K-12 ed-tech publication for over 30 years, and AV Technology, the #1 electronic communications read for end users in higher ed and enterprise. Both titles are published by NewBay Media.

“EduWire will be the home page for every stakeholder in the higher education ecosystem — technology managers in IT and AV, media technicians, integrators, professors, e-learning developers, and instructional designers,” states Margot Douaihy, editor of NewBay Media’s AV Technology and On|Off Campus. “Our curated approach connects readers with the most important ed tech developments of the day, and our commentary places the news, products, and tutorials in context.”

“We have found more and more crossover technologies between the K-12 and higher-ed space,” says Tech & Learning’s Editorial Director Kevin Hogan. “From MOOCs to big data to re-envisioning classroom spaces, the lines of learning have blurred. The editors of EduWire intend to track this change.”

A daily EduWire eNewsletter will be delivered to over 25,000 opted-in subscribers, offering readers a summation of the most critical news and trends in the higher-ed tech arena.

EduWire.com will curate critical content for MOOC, Education Technology, Flip Classrooms, Learning Management Systems, Web 2.0, Pedagogy, Lecture Capture, Distance Learning, Classroom Audio, Classroom Video, Education Apps, Streaming, Control Systems, IT, and Security.

For information on EduWire’s content, contact Margot Douaihy at mdouaihy@nbmedia.com.

For information on advertising on EduWire.com or the daily EduWire news, contact:

For more information on EduWire, visit www.EduWire.com.

About NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.nbmedia.com.

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PCR Boot Camp 2013: Watch the video highlights

More than 250 technology retailers and resellers from across the UK visited this year’s PCR Boot Camp event on Wednesday May 29th.

Held at The Brewery, London, PCR Boot Camp was a one-day conference and expo about networking, seeing new products and improving business.

The speakers at the morning conference at The Brewery, London – including ex-BRC boss Stephen Robertson and SEO expert John Straw – showed there are still plenty of opportunities in the channel for savvy dealers. Meanwhile vendors from Microsoft to Philips and Prestigio showcased the new products that could be the key to industry’s future during the exhibition in the afternoon. 

Here are the video highlights:

The day was rounded off by an After-Show Drinks Reception sponsored by Micro-P. where retailers could let their hair down, have a drink, and pick up VIP goody bags that included a free Jabra Bluetooth Solemate speaker worth £150.

PCR’s publisher Lisa Carter commented: “Seeing the return of last year’s attendees and lots of new faces was hugely satisfying. We hope they took home lots of information and practical advice, and most of all just had a really good day for doing business with everyone in the channel. Keep an eye out for when we announce next year’s dates – we hope to see you all again.”

A wide range of companies took part in the expo, including headline partner Microsoft, platinum partners Prestigio, Entatech, Micro-P, Gem Distribution, Westcoast and JP Distribution, Prestigio, Avnet; gold partners Hama, Wasp, TP-LINK, KMS Components, Plantronics, VIP Computers, Genius, Hannspree, Philips, AOC, SanDisk, Synaxon; and event partners CompTIA, Brigantia, Synology, Exponential-E and Jam 2Day.

For more information about PCR Boot Camp 2013, or to enquire about next year’s event, contact Lisa.Carter@intentmedia.co.uk or call 1992 535 646.

MIRC 2013: MI dealers flock to new venue

It was standing room only during the morning conference as the full room of dealers listened to presentations by retail experts from varying backgrounds.

Musicroom operations manager, Andrew Nixon, was in attendance with several other colleagues who all agreed that both the conference and the expo were improvements on past years.

“I thought the speakers were a nice mix of both external and industry,” commented Andrew. “Colin Rees had a lot of really useful tips for this industry. You wouldn’t think of it necessarily but the bike and MI industries are so similar.”

“There are parallels in getting families involved as well. Just like every kid learns to ride a bicycle, every child tries to learn an instrument.”

Musicroom purchasing director Kate Herd added: “The very first MIRC conference I went to was very much about burying heads in the sand, panicing and how Amazon was the devil, but this year’s was more about ideas and where the industry’s going.”

After the morning conference, the afternoon expo featured 26 manufacturers and distributors representing nearly 150 brands.

The overwhelming consensus was that the new venue in Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire, gave dealers a more engaging experience and the chance to get more facetime with exisiting and potentially new manufacturers and distributors.

“Last year people would walk around quickly and then go, but this year there’s a lot more engagement,” said Alan Barclay from Absolute Music. “It’s well organized and I’m struggling to get around to see everyone! I think it’s much better this way. London versus Whittlebury Hall – this is definitely a better choice.”

For more information about MIRC 2013 or next week’s event, contact Lisa.Carter@intentmedia.co.uk or call +44 (0)1992 535 646.