TIGA Publishes New Research on Mobile Games Market

By March 29, 2012 Press Releases

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, today
released new research about the mobile games market showing that the mobile
games software market was worth $7.9 billion in 2011 and is projected to grow
to over $12 billion in 2013. The TIGA and Games Investor Consulting (GIC)
Report, Mobile Games Briefing, is
published in advance of TIGA’s Smartphone and Tablet Conference taking place on
Friday March 30th in London.

 

Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO, said:

 

“The mobile
games and tablet market offers great opportunities for UK developers and
digital publishers. There are already 134 British games businesses making games
for mobile in the UK today, providing work for nearly 960 highly skilled
development staff and contributing £98.5 million to UK GDP. In 2011 these
studios released or updated 460 titles.

 

“The
growing mobile games market provides exciting prospects for UK studios. For
example, as smartphones and tablets evolve into powerful game platforms, top
tier mobile games are increasingly resembling console games. The use of high
resolution, 3D games environments and core genres on mobile means that UK
studios are well suited to such projects, not least given the UK’s significant
experience in console development. 

“The
challenges and opportunities facing UK studios in the mobile and tablet space
will be discussed and analysed at the TIGA Smartphone and Tablet Conference on
March 30th in London.”

 

The TIGA-GIC Mobile Games Briefing
is available for free for TIGA members.

 

For information about TIGA’s Smartphone and Tablet Conference, please see: http://www.tiga.org/events/tigas-2nd-smartphone-and-tablet-conference-2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes
to editors:

About TIGA:

TIGA is
the trade association representing the UK’s games industry. The majority of our
members are either independent games developers or in-house publisher owned
developers. We also have games publishers, outsourcing companies, technology businesses
and universities amongst our membership. Since 2010, TIGA has won 11
business awards and has been nominated a finalist for 9 other awards.  In 2010 TIGA won two business awards including
‘Trade Association of the Year’ from the Trade Association Forum.

In 2011, TIGA
won eight business awards including ‘Trade Association of the Year’ from the
Trade Association Forum, ‘Outstanding Organisation’ from the Chartered
Management Institute and two Global Business Excellence Awards, including
‘Outstanding Marketing Campaign’. 
Richard Wilson won the ‘Leadership Award’ from the Trade Association
Forum and the ‘Outstanding Leader’ award from the Chartered Management
Institute. In 2011, Richard Wilson won the
IoD’s East of England Director of the Year Award. TIGA is an Investors in
People organisation.

 

TIGA's
vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games
business.  We focus on three sets of activities: political representation,
generating media coverage and developing services that enhance the competitiveness
of our members.  This means that TIGA members are effectively represented
in the corridors of power, their voice is heard in the media and they receive
benefits that make a material difference to their businesses, including a
reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities.

For
further information, please contact Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO on: 07875 939
643, or email richard.wilson@tiga.org.




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