UK video game industry trade group UKIE claims that it has doubled up its membership over the last year. Its membership ranks have grown to around 86 members, the group announced today. UKIE, which used to be mostly dedicated to game publishers, now includes developers, multi-media platforms and broadcasters, distributors, accredited games design and animation universities, retailers, media owners, service companies and the three console platform holders.
"Doubling the size of our membership in less than a year means that we can now truly say that UKIE represents all parts of the interactive entertainment industry," said chairman Andy Payne.
"We are now no longer pre-dominantly a publisher trade body, as for the first time non-publisher interactive entertainment businesses make up the majority of UKIE membership. We look forward to this new balance of membership being reflected in the UKIE Board elections later this year."