Headline Partner:

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of the Unreal, Gears of War and Infinity Blade series of games. Today Epic is building Paragon, Fortnite, Battle Breakers, SPYJiNX, Robo Recall and Unreal Tournament. Epic's Unreal Engine technology is used by teams of all sizes to ship visually stunning, high-quality games and experiences across PC, console, VR and mobile platforms. Developers also choose Unreal Engine for visualization, design, film, television and simulation. Follow @EpicGames and @UnrealEngine, and download Unreal Engine for free at unrealengine.com.

Gold Partners:

Amiqus started back in 2000, with a mission to take their love of the games industry and combine it with their experience in recruitment to help more people find the right job, at the right time. So armed with bags of enthusiasm, and truck loads of coffee, they got cracking building relationships, creating networks and defining our own unique approach to recruitment. 
MoGi Group is a leading game localization, game customer support and gaming services company with offices in Ireland, Belgium, Germany and Greece. We offer a comprehensive range of services to take thorough care of your game from conception to release, and beyond. Our far-reaching gaming services include:
Game localization for everything from the biggest MMOs to niche apps.
Dedicated customer support and community management to ensure your players continue to enjoy playing and interacting with your game long after publication.
Game testing services to check localization, gameplay quality and compliance.
Voice-over recordings so your game sounds as good as it looks.
Consultancy services regarding the varying laws for game age rating.
Ukie, pronounced you-key, (UK Interactive Entertainment) is the only trade body for the UK's games and interactive entertainment industry. We are a not-for-profit and represent businesses of all sizes from small start-ups to large multinational developers, publishers and service companies, working across online, mobile apps, consoles, PC, eSports, VR and AR. Meet the team members who are at your service. 
Everything we do helps to support, grow and promote our members' businesses and the wider UK games and interactive entertainment industry by making sure we have the right economic, cultural, political and social environment needed for businesses to thrive. 

Award Partners:

We're an industry-leading recruitment agency, specialising in matching the best candidates with the best clients in the video games, toys and licensing industries. Our UK and worldwide opportunities range from intern, graduate and entry level roles all the way up to the most senior positions. Whether you’re looking for an exciting new role in an innovative indie studio, or progressing your career with an international leader of industry, the next step of your journey starts with Aardvark Swift.
Dolby Laboratories builds technologies that put you inside the experience. With science, we make magic. We're the rain on the roof in a movie. The music flowing through your earbuds when you're at the gym. The footsteps lurking behind you in a video game. The voice of a colleague on a call who seems to be right next to you. The sight of a breathtakingly bright and vivid sunset on your TV. Making experiences come alive through technology is what we do. It's been our mission since day one.
gamescom is the world's largest event for computer and video games and Europe's largest business platform for the games industry. In 2016, 877 companies from 54 countries presented their new products in Cologne. Under the main theme, "Heroes in New Dimensions", once again around 345,000 visitors from 97 countries celebrated the games at the Cologne fair grounds from 17 to 21 August 2016. 
With facilities in the UK, Warsaw and the US, Testronic is a world class quality assurance (QA) company assisting the entertainment industry to release flawless content. QA and Localisation is a vital cog in the industry machine, ensuring that new releases arrive with consumers bug-free and in the language they prefer.
Decades of experience allows Testronic to provide bespoke services including: Functionality QA, Localisation QA, Translation/ Proofreading, VR, AR, UX, Compliance, Customer Service, Master QC, Streaming, Video on Demand (VOD) and many more, to film, TV and games creators across the globe. Testronic’s expert team serves companies, large and small, helping to ensure their content releases exactly as intended. We have a very flexible and tailored approach, meaning we can work with any sized company, project and team. Our clients include the very largest International Games Publisher/Developers as well as those from the Indie sector
Testronic employs over 500 testers worldwide, and offers localisation into 40+ different languages. Testronic’s VR Test Centre opened within its Warsaw facility in March 2016. Dedicated to handling the very unique complexities of Virtual Reality testing, the centre quickly reached maximum capacity, which has meant the facilities have been increased to cope with demand from publishers and developers.
The opening of a new suite in the summer of 2016 has increased Testronic’s facility by 50 per cent and takes the company’s capacity to 600+ testing stations on a shift cycle. The site houses all QA services Functionality, Localisation, Translation, VR, User Experience, Compatibility and Compliance as well as Customer Service.
Testronic continues to have an unyielding commitment to the quality of its services. That is - to innovate in absolutely everything we do, be that within the services we currently deliver, our client relationships, new services we are adding, how we train, develop and build employee careers. We deliver very high standards of service to our clients and typically they have stayed with us over a very long period of time across both our Games and Film divisions.
Games London is a groundbreaking programme delivered by Film London, the capital’s screen industries agency, and UK games industry trade body Ukie. The project is backed by the Mayor of London with funding worth £1.2m from the London Enterprise Action Panel. Over three years Games London will work on a number of initiatives to make London the games capital of the world. It re-established the London Games Festival in April 2016 with the event drawing over 50,000 visitors joining to champion, promote and celebrate the culture and business of games. Other areas of activity include inbound and outbound trade missions and work connecting and supporting games development skills in London.    
Perforce Helix is an industry leader in game development version control and ALM, offering enterprise-grade solutions to add speed, stability, and efficiency to product development at scale. For gaming studios that rely on large or small distributed teams to deliver complex products, Helix VCS and Helix ALM integrated together allows users to control every action and decision within a project lifecycle from anywhere in the world. Helix version control helps track all gaming assets — including source code, configuration files, and large binaries. Helix boasts an unrivaled industry track record, winning Develop’s Production Tool Award for three straight years. Helix continues to refine and extend its platform with new capabilities and support for new workflows, and it remains the must-have development solution for game design teams.
Pole To Win International, a global leader in outsourcing solutions for the games industry, with delivery locations across three continents, provides a wealth of experience in quality assurance, localisation, audio production and customer experience services to interactive and hi tech markets. With over two decades of experience and an integrated global infrastructure, we remain at the forefront of new technology adoption to provide customised support solutions for projects across all platforms. Our expert end-to-end QA testing services include functional, compliance, and security testing for both web and mobile across all platforms, devices and network carriers. We offer local solutions on a global scale to ensure your customers’ satisfaction in rapidly changing international markets. We are unique; we are focused on the games industry and have a deep understanding of its needs, its culture, the trends, and your customers. Our employees, more than any other, understand the importance of product quality and the overall customer experience. We nurture our client relationships through transparent access to development and support teams. This experience together with technology, security and confidentiality propels our clients to a sustainable pole position of success. Consistently stellar client retention rates and repeat multi-year engagements come from our deep commitment to innovation, our understanding of disruptive businesses, our love for what we do, and the fun we have doing it.

Table Gift Partner:

OPM Response Ltd provides a unique service acting as an intermediary between the employers and job seekers in the computer games and associated industries worldwide. As an established brand we consistently listen to our client needs and candidate stories to match expectations. We pride ourselves on our work ethic and positive culture and we are always learning. We constantly evolve our process and code of conduct, ensuring we remain the best in the business.

Event Partner:

Bringing Together the Game Dev Community - from global superstars to micro indies. Come and join us to share experiences, information and ideas. Come to be inspired by what other developers are up to, then take that inspiration back to your studio to make better games. Come and meet with fellow developers, make new contacts and of course hang out by the beach...