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Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of Fortnite, Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series of games. Epic’s Unreal Engine technology brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, AR, VR and the Web. Unreal Engine is freely available at unrealengine.com.

Refiguring Innovation in Games (ReFiG) is a 5 year project supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Composed of an international collective of scholars, community organizers and industry representatives, ReFiG is committed to promoting diversity and equity in the game industry and culture and effecting real change in a space that has been exclusionary to so many.

At TrailerFarm we make ultra brilliant games videos. From hype-generating teaser trailers, to unit-shifting TV spots and blockbuster launch trailers we love nothing more than getting stuck into briefs and making your games shine. And we do the lot. You bring us your brief, your problems, your challenges – and of course – your lovely game – and we can take care of the rest.

From storyboarding to live action, CGI, game capture, audio, localisation, voice-overs, IP and brand development and on, and on….we have the ideas and the technology to create content that gets you likes, shares, wows and sales.

Interactive is the founder of two of Europe’s leading diversity organisations, Women in Games WIGJ (2009) and BAME in Games (2016). We are committed to advancing the creative and commercial success of the games industry by placing more talented women and minorities at all levels. We work with forward-thinking organisations keen to go the extra mile to recruit a diverse workforce.

Ukie, pronounced you-key, (UK Interactive Entertainment) a trade body for the UK’s games and interactive entertainment industry. We are a not-for-profit and represent businesses of all sizes from small start-ups to large multinational developers, publishers and service companies, working across online, mobile apps, consoles, PC, eSports, VR and AR.

We’ve been leading community-driven live games for over 17 years and RuneScape, our flagship online role-playing game, has grown to become a $1 billion franchise that has welcomed over 260 million player accounts to its living world of adventurous fantasy. Today our RuneScape titles are thriving living games that connect and inspire an amazing community of players, with enthralling content and shared experiences, both inside and outside of our fantastical game worlds.

Since 2009, Big Pixel has been creating fun, humourous games with a distinctive style. In 2016 we launched the Rick and Morty mobile game Pocket Mortys, in partnership with Adult Swim Games, which reached No. 1 in the US AppStore download chart. In 2018, we became part of the WarnerMedia family, giving us the opportunity to continue expanding Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty multiverse.

 

AIM Awards is a national and international Awarding Organisation. We offer a large number of regulated qualifications at different levels and in a wide range of subject areas, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and End Point Assessments. Our products are flexible enough to be delivered in a range of settings, from small providers to large colleges and in the workplace both nationally and internationally.

From a city centre campus that boasts cutting-edge facilities, to an approach to teaching which saw us awarded Gold under the Teaching Excellence Framework and ranked 10th in the UK for teaching quality by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, NUA’s reputation for excellence is well-earned. Its mission is to be the best specialist university for arts, design, architecture and media study in Europe, producing graduates of the highest quality and inspiring students and staff to achieve excellence in the creative and cultural spheres.

King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of our games. We have developed more than 200 fun titles, and offer games that are enjoyed all around the world. Our franchises include Candy Crush, Farm Heroes, Pet Rescue and Bubble Witch.