TIGA welcomes Preliminal (Games) Limited as its latest member

By October 15, 2013 Press Releases

TIGA, the trade association representing the games industry, welcomes Preliminal (Games) Limited as its latest member.

Incorporated in July 2012, Preliminal was formed to develop a new IP for smartphones based on an idea director Dean Gifford had in mid 2010.

It intends to focus on creating a yet-to-be-announced breakthrough location-based game. It will base other locational titles on the engine it is creating. It is also evaluating an Oculus Rift devkit and Leap Motion gestural device for future projects that are currently in the concept phase.

Dean Gifford, director of Preliminal, said:

“As a startup Preliminal Games wants to focus on making great games on new emerging platforms and also explore interesting experiments with this technology providing an opportunity for a new generation of multi-disciplined and multi-talented game developers. Preliminal Games is joining TIGA to promote its mindset and to engage with an industry that is undergoing a fundamental shift in the way gamers engage with and spend time on their technology. TIGA provides the perfect blend of industry knowledge, reach and professionalism in making this task both approachable and enjoyable.”

Dr Richard Wilson, CEO of TIGA, said:

“We are extremely pleased to see another new start-up making good progress in the industry. We know Preliminal is being praised for its attention to detail and we look forward to seeing its first game.”

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. 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 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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