TIGA, the trade association
representing the UK games industry, today announced Retroburn Game Studios as
their newest member.
Martin Caine in 2009, Retroburn is an indie developer who works with a number
of freelancers and contributors (working for profit share upon completion of
games) to create small scale indie games for a number of platforms. Each
and every contributor works on these games in their free-time and all share a
common goal – to produce very high quality games for Xbox Live Indie Games, PC,
Windows Phone 7, iOS and Android.
Retroburn are currently preparing their first full game release, Positron.
Positron is a Tron inspired light cycle game featuring a number of game modes
which set it apart from similar games currently available. Positron will be
released cross-platform on Xbox Live Indie Games, PC, Windows Phone 7, iOS and
Android, as will most of the other games they have in-development.
Using their particular expertise in developing for Microsoft platforms using
XNA, they are also working with a number of other developers to help improve
their games and bring them up to the standards expected of Retroburn’s own
in-house titles. They are actively seeking partnerships with XNA developers who
want to make the most of their games. Retroburn can help partners to achieve
Martin Caine, Director of Retroburn Game Studios explains the reason why he
decided to join TIGA:
“Being an indie developer and navigating the waters of new markets can be
a daunting prospect. Here at Retroburn Game Studios we have tried to build a
professional image and hope that our brand can take off in 2012 with the
release of our first few games.
Joining TIGA adds to our professionalism and in turn provides us access to a
wide range of benefits which will help us establish ourselves in a competitive
market. Many of the world’s finest games developers are based right here in the
UK and they provide us with inspiration. TIGA not only protects the interests
of independent developers including small indies like ourselves.”
Dr. Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO welcomed the organisation to TIGA:
“TIGA fights for the interests of game developers and digital publishers
in order to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business. Our
aim to is to support the growth and viability of more independent content
creators and digital publishers and so we are delighted to welcome Retroburn
Game Studios to the TIGA network.”
Notes to editors:
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. TIGA
won 10 business awards and was nominated a finalist for 9 other awards during
2010 and 2011. 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.
TIGA is an Investors in
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
For further information, please contact Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO on: 07875
939 643, or email email@example.com.