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The annual Ukie Hotline is back and this year we have more companies involved than ever! The Hotline has been set up to allow you to get completely free advice from industry experts across various disciplines;  PR, legal, recruitment, finance, business development and much more. This initiative provides the perfect opportunity to take advantage of some completely free advice from companies within our membership pool.  How...
This alternative title sequence is a far cry from Springfield. When it first aired, The Simpsons was a groundbreaking piece of subversive pop culture. But even in its heyday the show never went as far as this fan's dark version of the programme's intro, which sees the famous family reimagined as downtrodden citizens in a rather depressing-looking Russia. Thanks to its never-ending repeats, The Simpsons intro is probably one of the...
This week, many new titles have been introduced to the all format charts. The top six titles are quite different from that of last week. At No1 we have 'Super Mario Maker 2', closely followed by 'Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled' which has moved down a spot from first to second. Two new titles take third and fourth place in the all formats charts, 'F1 2019' takes third and the acclaimed 'Judgment' enters in fourth. 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe'...
  The next generation of visionary designers have come together at New Designers, launching never-before-seen ideas, products and trends in a two-week celebration of the future of design. New Designers takes place at the Business Design Centre, London from 26 June – 6 July.   The next generation of visionary designers have come together at New Designers, launching never-before-seen ideas, products and trends in a...
‘Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled’ speeds to No1 in the All Formats Chart this week with the second biggest launch for a Crash Bandicoot title, behind the N.Sane Trilogy.  It is also the third biggest debut so far in 2019, behind ‘Days Gone’ and ‘Resident Evil 2’.  The only other new title to break in to the Top 40 this week is ‘Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night’ from 505 Games, at...
Discover how working in VR can positively impact a CG artist’s workflow with this step-by-step guide. One of the hardest aspects of learning 3D is figuring out how to transfer a rough idea into a 3D shape. Most 3D applications depend upon the user having a working knowledge of a complex system of mouse clicks and keyboard shortcuts to move around and draw in 3D space.  It would be great to have a 3D application that offers an...
In September 2016, Ukie launched the  UK Games Map , the first interactive, real-time map of the UK games industry.  Built in partnership with Nesta, the UK's innovation foundation, the UK Games Map builds on the methodology established in the 2014 Ukie/Nesta report ' A Map of The UK Games Industry ' to provide the most complete dataset of the geography of the UK games industry ever compiled. A more...
These free resume templates offer a great starting point to help sell your creative skills. Using a free resume template as a starting point for your own CV can be super-useful if you're feeling uninspired. A bit like a blank canvas, creating a standout creative resume from scratch can be a little daunting and very time-consuming. But it's vital to keep your resume up-to-date, and sometimes a good way to get some inspiration is finding a...
Create stronger artistic compositions using techniques ranging from the Golden Ratio to implied lines. Strong artistic compositions are vital to the success of a piece of art. The composition of a piece is what captures a viewer's eye and holds their attention once they take a closer look. Artistic composition can totally change the mood of a piece of art, changing it from vibrant energy to solemn contemplation. But how does this...
Liven up your site with this playful text animation. Rollover links are a great way to grab a user's attention, especially if they do something unusual or original. Middle Child has a great effect, seldom seen elsewhere, that captures each letter and splits them apart with animation, which kicks in when the visitor hovers over the word. The animation helps convey the sandwich brand's playful character.  In this article, we show you...
Learn how to draw muscles in motion and harness the power of gesture. Learning how to draw muscles in motion means knowing how to add fluidity and movement into a still image. In this tutorial, we will study the male back and arms, exploring the natural rhythm of muscles and the expressive nature they display as they counter-balance and work in union to move the body with style and grace. Read the rest of it?