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A fascinating geographic view of the UK Gaming hubs in the UK provided by UKIE & Nesta

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 detailed description of the UK Games Map can be found here.

The UK Games Map is constantly being updated with new data from across the industry - since launch in September 2016 there have been more than 1,000 updates to company data on the platform.

Key findings:

  • There are 2,261 active games companies in the UK (listed in the map, as of June 2018)
  • 2,712 UK games companies have been mapped to date
  • 62% of UK games companies were founded since the beginning of 2010
  • Only 41% of UK games companies use the right Standard Industrial Classification codes
  • The map also lists 149 games industry service companies and 231 games-related courses across 95 universities and academic institutions.
  • As of June 2018, there 21 towns / cities that are home to more than 20 games companies, the top 10 of which are listed below:

 

Use the interactive map here