Discover the British Games Institute at Develop 2017

Find out more about the BGI: Develop, Brighton, 1215, Thurs 13th

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The BGI team will be in Brighton to talk about the plans for the BGI on Thursday 13th.

Rick Gibson, Ian Livingstone, Jo Twist (UKIE) and Richard Wilson (TIGA) will present and discuss the proposal for the British Games Institute, a landmark new agency that, if successful, will nearly triple the amount of funding government provides to the games industry and fund games production, cultural events and education for British games companies. This talk will include a question and answer session with the audience.

Details of the Free session here.

Key takeaways:
* Discover what games, cultural events and educational initiatives the BGI might fund if it succeeds in winning government funding
* Find out why UKIE and TIGA have joined together with over 500 industry leaders from over 450 UK games companies, universities, arts and science organisations to call for new government investment in games
* Bring your own questions about the BGI for the panel to answer and find out how you can help lobby the government to fund this

The Develop conference session is part of a wider consultation with the games sector being run by the BGI team and the trade bodies. Details of the online consultation will be announced shortly.

Over 170 Games industry leaders support the British Games Institute

Over 170 British games industry leaders have signed up to support Ian Livingstone and Rick Gibson’s call for the founding of the British Games Institute, just 2 days since the initiative was announced.

Some of the UK’s biggest games companies – Frontier, Sumo Digital, Creative Assembly, TT Games, Team 17, Codemasters, Playground Games – and most influential figures have so far backed the proposal.

As well as UKIE and TIGA, senior figures from many of the UK’s leading games and investment companies, charities and educational establishments have added their support. Senior figures now backing the BGI include Peter Molyneux, David Braben (Frontier), Debbie Bestwick (Team 17), Carl Cavers (Sumo), Tim Heaton (Creative Assembly), Ian Hetherington, Frank Sagnier (Codemasters), Jon Burton (TT Games), Miles Jacobson (Sports Interactive), David Lau-Kee and David Gardner (London Venture Partners), Michael Acton Smith and Ian Chambers (Mind Candy), Trev Williams (Playground Games), Tim Woodley (505 Games), John Earner (Space Ape Games), Hugh Binns (EightPixelsSquare) and many more from the sector.

Rick and Ian are particularly grateful to Philip and Andrew Oliver from Radiant Worlds for getting the message out to the Made in Creative UK group.

If you haven’t signed up yet, now’s the time! SIGN UP HERE