Developers joining the ranks of the UK game industry trade group TIGA will be delighted to hear that the group is hosting two events for indies and mobile studios to recieve free consultation from PR experts. In announcing it, TIGA said the initiative is part of a wider goal of supporting the new wave of independent start-up studios that seem to be emerging across the UK. Some of these new studios popping up are the result of massive layoffs by big studios.
“As the only relevant trade association run by developer for developers, TIGA is focused on the issues that matter to developers,” said CEO Richard Wilson.
Wilson also announced that TIGA and Microsoft will meet at the house of Commons on November 15 to host an event for new indie studios. Around 30 people from indie studios such as Icon Games, Neon Play and Playground Games, will meet with MPs to discuss ways the government can assist independent developers.
Finally, on November 25th, TiGA will host a mobile, tablet and handheld gaming conference to explore industry trends within the space.
“These three initiatives demonstrate that Tiga is influencing policy at the highest level, has an eye on the future direction of the industry and is developing innovative services to enable our members to grow their businesses,” Wilson said.