Globant announces partnership with UKie to drive reinvention in the UK’s creative games and interactive entertainment sector
20 Jul 2023
With this new partnership Globant continues to invest in the UK, boosting growth, talent development and bringing specialist domain skills for the video games and interactive tech community
LONDON – JULY 19, 2023 - Globant (NYSE: GLOB), a digitally native company focused on reinventing businesses through innovative technology solutions, is thrilled to announce its new partnership with UKie, the trade body for the UK games and interactive entertainment industry. Representing over 2,000 gaming businesses, UKie constantly works with policy-makers and multinationals to promote partnerships and investments in the video games industry.
This collaboration aims to harness the collective strengths of both organisations to accelerate innovation in the video game industry and bring specialist game development skills onboard. With an impressive track record of providing technology solutions, Globant has solidified its position as a leader in the gaming world. The company has successfully partnered with esteemed clients such as Warner Bros, on the much loved ‘The Hogwarts Legacy’, the widely popular ‘Fortnite' by Epic Gamers, and has built many such groundbreaking interactive experiences. This partnership will encompass various initiatives, including thought leadership, talent enhancement, knowledge sharing events, and advocacy for favourable gaming policies.
The consumer games market in the UK was valued at £7.05 billion at the end of 2022 and UKie CEO, Dr.Jo Twist OBE, has said that the organisation is ‘pleased to see the UK video games consumer market has maintained its growth trajectory,’ despite the recent impact of the cost of living crisis. As the UK game culture continues to grow across streaming, toys and merchandise, films, TV, books and event venues, Globant aims to leverage its immense growth potential by working closely with the makers, sellers and buyers across the ecosystem. This includes a closer partnership with big players such as Microsoft, Google, EA Sports, Amazon, Atomic and other members of the UKie.
Isa Goksu, CTO at Globant UK&I said, “I am thrilled to announce our membership with UKie, a pivotal step in our mission to drive innovation in the gaming industry. This collaboration will empower us to push the boundaries of technology, create immersive gaming experiences, and contribute to the thriving UK gaming ecosystem.”
Globant's Gaming Studio focuses on the design, development, support of world-class video games and cross-platform services, across the vast expanse of consoles, PCs, mobile devices, VR/AR and web media. The Studio has over 15 years of experience collaborating in all areas related to video game creation and production, and launching titles alongside the industry's leading AAA players. With more than 100 projects under its belt and over 1700 specialised gaming professionals dedicated to the videogame industry, providing services in key areas such as development, UX/UI, art, online services, QA, accessibility and live operations, among others.
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We are the trade association for the UK's games and interactive entertainment industry; a not-for-profit, representing businesses from micro studios to multinationals, developers, publishers and service companies, working across online, mobile, console, PC, esports and immersive. It’s our mission to make the UK the best place to make, sell and play games.