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!
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!
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.
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 five years’ 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.
September's here, the temperatures dropped and the days are definitely getting shorter... but we really don't mind as this month we won't be leaving the house! Check out the hottest game releases this month.
We're looking for a Social Media Administrator to join our friendly team. An opportunity to grow learn and develop a career.
No game on this months list is part of the same genre, so fingers crossed that no matter what you’re into, you can find the title for you!
People often ask us ‘How can I get a job in Games?' Sadly, being ‘massively into games’ isn’t enough. Sorry!
When Katie got her new PS4 she set out on a journey to discover what games were getting other gamer girls excited... and why.
Play@Develop - our favourite day in the Games Industry Calendar! Here is what went down on the day and where we say a big thank you to everyone involved.
We take a look at the hottest games releases out in July. This month we have a bit of an accidental TV and film these running through it, so sit back, have a read and get ready for another epic moth of games releases!
As the cream of the Games Industry heads to our home City to Develop: Conference, we share our top tips for the perfect stay in Brighton...
The Games Industry Guide delves into the key questions YOU working in the games industry want to know. This time we answer "Could I be earning more if I moved jobs right now?"
Thinking about relocating for your next job in Games? Here's our guide to what to consider ahead of making that step.
At last, we’ve had some clarification of some changes to the visa system to help Games companies recruit globally.
We have worked with the Skillsearch team for almost three years now as our only recruitment supplier, and with great success supplying staff across all disciplines. They are the only agency that seem to truly understand the interactive space and have a genuinely broad network within it! It is als …Daniel Cheetham, Head of Interactive | Happy Finish
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Giles is the best recruiter I had the pleasure to work with. He is very talented and has all the good contacts, he also is unstoppable, once he finds out what you are looking for, he won't rest until he delivers. Thanks again for helping me finding my dream jobCaina Leao, Senior Flash Developer | Endemol UK Limited
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Giles and the Sillsearch team exceptional recruiters, on multiple occasions he has delivered more potential hires (high quality relevant candidates) to interview than any other tech agency I have worked with. I especially appreciate his capacity to understand our need, and adjust as the process m …Gil Teixeira, Head of Production | Arkavis Siam Co. | Bangkok, Thailand
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The folks at Skillsearch are all you could ask for in a recruitment agency: polite, enthusiastic and thorough. Working with Giles, Guy and Katie has been a real pleasure and I would definitely turn to Skillsearch to help me in the future, as either an employer or candidate. Thanks!Antony Woods, Software Development Engineer | Simworx
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I met Giles and Guy at Develop and in the months since the event, Skillsearch has visited the campus on two occasions and worked with our students collectively and individually on improving their CVs and what goes into making a good portfolio. Our students respond well to their positive energy an …Hope Caton, Lecturer, Games Technology Leader | inKUbator