Thursday 17th April 2014 - London, United Kingdom – Ukie Student judging panel announces the game “ Wisp “ developed by a team of students from the Goldsmiths University of London as the winners of the first Ukie Students game jam.
EA remain at No1 this week with ‘Titanfall’ (+220%) reclaiming top spot from ‘FIFA 14’ (-1%), boosted by the launch of the Xbox 360 version. ‘Lego The Hobbit’ has to settle for a debut at No2 with FIFA 14 dropping to No3.
‘Infamous: Second Son’ (-67%) holds on to top spot for a second week ahead of ‘Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes’ (-64%) which is a non-mover at No2. The sales gap between them shrinks from 15,000 units to 3,000 with ‘Titanfall’ (-42%) also stuck at No3, only 100 units behind Metal Gear this week.
Following today’s announcement that the long-awaited games production credit scheme has been greenlit by the European Commission, Ukie CEO Dr Jo Twist said: “This is a huge boost to the UK games and interactive entertainment sector and the start of a great new era of games production in the UK. We are delighted the European Commission recognised the clear market failure for the production of games with a British and European flavour, using UK-based creative and highly skilled talent.