TIGA Launching New Services For Self Published Games

25 Aug 2010  by   Paul Younger
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The trade association for the UK games industry TIGA has revealed new services for developers who are looking to self publish games.
TIGA will host more events, seminars and mentoring sessions for developers to attend and learn how to correctly self publish. A new section of the TIGA website will be available to corporate members only and will include a wide variety of information about trademarks, age ratings and more.
Dr. Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO detailed why the company has decided to add these new services, “The decision to ramp up our self publishing services is born out of the incredible diversity that now exists within the UK interactive sector in terms of size, location and scope of business. Developers now have access to more options in terms of platforms, genres, distribution and funding.”
He added, “The old work-for-hire model is still alive but is now accompanied by a range of other opportunities and routes to market that do not involve traditional publishing. TIGA is committed to helping our members navigate these changes by providing access to expert advice and support.”
The new services will include: 

More dedicated events, seminars and mentoring sessions on self publishing from industry experts
A new Corporate Members’ only area on the TIGA website dedicated to self publishing. Corporate members will be able to access information on all aspects of self publishing including case studies and advice from other members as well as practical information on areas such as trademarks, age ratings (PEGI), marketing, sales, community management and more
The formation of a Self Publishing group where senior people in the industry meet quarterly to and share information and key learnings 

Further details on the self publishing service will be revealed by TIGA in the coming weeks.

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