The BGI is a proposed new national games agency. It is an industry-led initiative that was announced in January 2016 to win new funding for cultural games production, games as culture projects and games production and commercialisation skills.
The BGI campaign is led by Rick Gibson and Ian Livingstone, is supported by TIGA and Ukie, and has won the support from over 450 games companies, 20 universities and multiple arts, investment and educational organisations.
The BGI was formally proposed to the Treasury in September 2017. The Bazalgette review into the Creative Sectors recommended that Government should consider it. The BGI team are actively in discussions with Government on getting new funding for its programmes.
You can read quotes from some very senior games, arts, investment and educational leaders that support the call for the BGI here.