UK games industry trade group TIGA says that it plans to bring a "record number" of delegates from the United Kingdom to the Game Developers Conference this year. TIGA, in partnership with the UKT&I’s Trade Access Programme, has allocated 19 grants of £1400 ($2,250 USD) to assist companies with their exhibitor costs at GDC and Game Connection @ GDC.
"The UK game development sector is an export success story. A typical game developer generates 62 per cent of their turnover through the export of games," said Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO. "Attending overseas trade shows helps game developers to maximise their export potential. TIGA is delighted to be an accredited trade association, working with UKT&I, to enable UK developers to achieve success at GDC."
Companies attending GDC as part of the TIGA delegation include 4T2 Multimedia, Centroid UK, Comufy, Crisp Thinking, Eutechnyx, Finblade, Firebrand Games, GamesAnalytics, ICO Partners, Loxley Royalties Management, Mediatonic, Outsource Media, Rebellion, Saintxi, Sheridans, Strawdog Studios, Tag Games, Turbulenz and Universally Speaking.
UKTI and TIGA are also planning to provide exhibitor funding for other events including E3, Gamescom, and Game Connection Lyon.
GDC takes place February 28 - March 4 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.