Feeds

Sony, MS join UK games trade assocation

TIGA, TIGA burning bright

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Britain's independent game developers association, TIGA, has been busy, with the group (co-founded by the likes of Elixir's Demis Hassabis and Rebellion's Jason Kingsley) notching up two new high profile affiliate members this week.

European Xbox VP Sandy Duncan had already announced at TIGA's launch in March that Microsoft would be seeking to join TIGA. Now the company has put its money where its mouth was, with the would-be console vendor stumping up a wad of cash of unknown size for the privilege.

"Being a pro-development company we are extremely proud to be members of TIGA," Duncan enthused. "An environment where developers can fully realise their creative potential unburdened by creativity stifling financial pressure is something that will benefit Xbox and the industry at large. It is something we should all aspire to."

Not to be outdone, current market leader Sony has also joined the group as an affiliate member, with SCEE's Zeno Colaco commenting that "the contribution of UK-based developers in the global games market has always been influential and we look forward to a working partnership with TIGA to develop this excellence further". The only no-show from the console manufacturers so far then is Nintendo, which is perhaps not surprising given its past record on third-party relations.

Meanwhile, TIGA have also announced that it will be holding its first elections this autumn, with four of the original board members staying on and room being made for eight more full members and two affiliate members to join them in helping to guide the organisation. Nominations will be open from 7-28 September, with voting kicking off on 22 October and the results announced at a TIGA party in late November. If you're a British-based developer and fancy taking an active role in TIGA's development, keep your eyes peeled for more information later in the summer. ®

Copyright © 2001, Eurogamer.net. All rights reserved

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
Lawyers mobilise angry mob against Apple over alleged 2011 Macbook Pro crapness
We suffered 'random bouts of graphical distortion' - fanbois
Just don't blame Bono! Apple iTunes music sales PLUMMET
Cupertino revenue hit by cheapo downloads, says report
US court SHUTS DOWN 'scammers posing as Microsoft, Facebook support staff'
Netizens allegedly duped into paying for bogus tech advice
Feds seek potential 'second Snowden' gov doc leaker – report
Hang on, Ed wasn't here when we compiled THIS document
Verizon bankrolls tech news site, bans tech's biggest stories
No agenda here. Just don't ever mention Net neutrality or spying, ok?
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Simplify SSL certificate management across the enterprise
Simple steps to take control of SSL across the enterprise, and recommendations for a management platform for full visibility and single-point of control for these Certificates.