A lot of people have recently found themselves plunged into the world of home working for the first time, in efforts for employers to limit the spread of Coronavirus. Read on to discover our top tips for working from home and staying in the loop!
Thanks to Covid-19 many people around the world are now working from home and most schools & childcare are closed for the foreseeable future, it's a daunting time for those with kids who still need to work... and stay sane!
With several countries now on lockdown to delay the spreading of Coronavirus and protect vulnerable people, many companies are changing the way they work, to ensure business as usual. We spoke with some of our clients around the world to find out how they are tackling the situation to bring you some helpful advice and tips, whether you’re a job seeker or business owner.
Stepping away from the monthly releases, this month's hotlist takes a look at some of the top games with female protagonists (for the most part), in celebration of International Women’s Day!
Happy International Woman’s Day! This year to celebrate IWD, and the start of a new decade, we decided to ask some women working in games to take part in our very special Ten-Year Challenge!
Despite the fact it’s 2020 and Gender Equality has been on the agender for several years now, our 2020 Salary and Satisfaction survey shows the games & interactive industry is still guilty of a rather sizeable pay gap!
Calling all final year female students looking to get into Games... To celebrate International Women's Day 2020 we're offering a CV & Portfolio review service throughout the month of March!
It's March already?! February was a busy one, but this month is looking just as exciting! Check out what's in store...
Dundee is a modern and thriving city, located at the mouth of the River Tay in Scotland. The city has been awarded the title of the “best place to live in Scotland” by The Sunday Times, so if you’re thinking of moving to Scotland for a job in games, Dundee’s your place! If you’re relocating for a job in games, Dundee is big in this industry. The city is home to one of the world’s oldest games courses at Abertay University, as well as being the birthplace of several world-famous games such as Grand Theft Auto and Minecraft.
What are the difficulties of Technical Art jobs? We find out from Tech Artists across the games industry about the challenges they face.
Sanson tells us his top 5 most anticipated games set to release in February!
Welcome to our 6th annual Games and Interactive Salary and Satisfaction Survey results. We're happy to share this report with you... that delves into what makes the Games and Interactive industry tick!
Now that we’ve finally left the EU, many Europeans are unsure about applying to UK positions due to changing laws and regulations. If you feel in the dark about whether applying to a UK role as a European citizen is still a good option for you, keep reading for all the visa info you need!
The coming of Brexit has raised a lot of questions about Europeans living and working in the UK, and those who are hoping to in the future. Are you unsure as to how Brexit will impact your job in the UK? Keep reading to find out what you need to do and when!
Welcome to your February round-up of all the games industry events happening this month! It's going to be even busier than last month, don't miss out...
Ukie recently released their new Get Smart About P.L.A.Y campaign which aims to encourage parents to set rules and make use of parental controls in their child's game playing. Below we take a look into how you can take control over your kids videogames!
The Government has confirmed its intention to make changes to off-payroll working (IR35) rules, likely to go live on 6th April 2020. Here are our top 10 tips on IR35 Changes and what it means for you
Welcome to your January round-up of all the events happening this month in the games industry! It's going to be a busy one and you won't want to miss out...
Now we may be slightly biased but we think Brighton is one of the coolest cities in the UK. As far as gaming goes It's home to some of the most cutting edge studios and hosts one of the country's biggest Gaming conferences...
For our first Hotlist of the new decade, Sanson picks his top five titles set for release in 2020!
The English capital is known to be a city full of opportunities. Cultures, foods, activities and greenspace, everything is at your doorstep in London, and there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The UK’s gaming industry is Europe’s largest market and the most profitable in Western Europe for revenue downloads. London is also a leading city in terms of software and mobile app development, making it the perfect place to relocate to if you’re in the games industry.
Every December we invite the brightest and biggest brains from games studios in and around Brighton to join us at our annual Games Brains of Brighton quiz, raising money for Special Effect and 2019 was bigger and better than ever before!
Drawing on years of experience partnering with some of the biggest, smallest and most interesting Games & Interactive studios in the world, our manager Giles notes down his best tips on what you can do to get noticed when looking for a job in the video games industry.
Whether you’re looking for a new job in games and are weighing up a potential new commute, or you’re looking to make a request for remote working and need some stats to back it up, our Games Industry Guide to: Commuting and Remote Working has the answers!
November's Hotlist comes directly from EGX 2019 where we got a chance to play and see footage from some of the most hotly anticipated games on the slate! Not gonna lie... it was a great day!
Despite some excellent initiatives in the Games Industry to welcome women, more still needs to be done to fix the gender balance, but what? We find out.
As the last of the summer drifts away from us into the miserable drabness of October, we can take solace in the fact that we now have an ideal excuse to stay inside and play video games… and what a time to do so!
As the Ukie launches its first ever UK Games Industry Diversity Census, we look at why addressing the diversity issue remains so crucial to the continued success of the UK games industry.
Twitch has had its ups and downs, here we dig into the influence the channel has had on the games industry since its launch.
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