United Command International joins TIGA

By May 15, 2012Press Releases

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games
industry, today announced United Command International as their newest member.

 

United
Command International
is a leading independent mobile games publisher. Operating for just over two years in the iOS market, the enterprise has
achieved several chart topping hits on the App store. The business has a portfolio of over 71 gaming titles across the iOS and
Android platforms and specialises in casual, social, and arcade titles for
casual and “busy gamers”. 

 United
Command has held numerous chart positions on the iOS App Store including number
one positions on the free app charts. A number of titles have been featured in
print magazines and trade publications globally, including full page coverage
in iPhone Biweekly magazine.

 

They have
been developing a new platform for real-time strategy / simulation games for 9
months which will roll out in Q4 2012 across multiple platforms including iOS,
Android and potentially Xbox live and Windows Phone.

 

Adam Cheong, Director of Research and
Development at United Command explains the reason why he decided to join TIGA:

 

“We've seen tremendous growth over the
last year with our usage levels more than doubling for which I can only express
my heartfelt thanks to our loyal players. As a British start-up we wanted to
celebrate our heritage and good fortune to participate in the UK games
industry. We relish the opportunity to learn from and share experience with our
British peers as we move from strength to strength, growing our market share in
this extremely lucrative segment and believe TIGA the perfect place to
accomplish this.”

 

Dr. Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO welcomed
the organisation to TIGA:

 

“The mobile
games software market was worth $7.9 billion in 2011 and should be worth over
$12 billion by 2013. This market offers great opportunities for developers and
publishers such as United Command International, a company which has had great
success in this space already. TIGA is working to enable the growing number of
mobile and tablet developers and publishers to succeed in this exciting market,
as exemplified by the TIGA Mobile and Tablet Games Conference in March. We
welcome United Command International to TIGA and look forward to working with
them in the months and years ahead.”

 

 

 

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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 2012, 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.