TIGA Press Releases

TIGA welcomes Total Eclipse as its latest member

Publish Date: Wednesday 7th November 2012

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, has welcomed Total Eclipse as its latest member.

The Greece-based indie game development studio produces titles for desktop and portable devices. It was founded in 2004 by self-taught brothers Argiris and Dimitrios Bendilas. With a small core team, great ambition, and worldwide collaborations, it has so far, designed and developed seven original games. The team’s most notable achievement is The Clockwork Man franchise which includes two Hidden Object/Adventure games and is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. The franchise also features an iOS spin-off, A Clockwork Brain, a puzzle game that trains the brain while having fun.

Argiris Bendilas, CEO of Total Eclipse said:
"We are delighted to become a member of TIGA. The United Kingdom is a vibrant hub of game development and a source of innovation and talent. Total Eclipse is joining TIGA in order to create stronger connections with the UK developer base."

Dr Richard Wilson, CEO of TIGA, said:
"Total Eclipse has worked hard over the past eight years to cement its strong position in the videogame industry and we are pleased to have them on board as members. We very much look forward to working with them."

Notes to editors:
About TIGA:

TIGA is the trade association representing the UK’s games industry. The majority of our members are either independent games developers or in-house publisher owned developers. We also have games publishers, outsourcing companies, technology businesses and universities amongst our membership. Since 2010, TIGA has won 12 business awards and has been nominated a finalist for 9 other awards. In 2010 TIGA won two business awards including ‘Trade Association of the Year’ from the Trade Association Forum. In 2011, TIGA won eight business awards including ‘Trade Association of the Year’ from the Trade Association Forum, ‘Outstanding Organisation’ from the Chartered Management Institute and two Global Business Excellence Awards, including ‘Outstanding Marketing Campaign’.

Richard Wilson won the ‘Leadership Award’ from the Trade Association Forum and the ‘Outstanding Leader’ award from the Chartered Management Institute. In 2012, Richard Wilson wonthe IoD’s East of England Director of the Year Award. TIGA is an Investors in People organisation. Also in 2012, TIGA won a Global Business Excellence Award for its ‘Outstanding Public Relations Campaign’ for Games Tax Relief. TIGA's vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business. We focus on three sets of activities: political representation, generating media coverage and developing services that enhance the competitiveness of our members. This means that TIGA members are effectively represented in the corridors of power, their voice is heard in the media and they receive benefits that make a material difference to their businesses, including a reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities.

For further information, please contact Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO on: 07875 939 643, or email: richard.wilson@tiga.org.

About Total Eclipse
We are an indie game development studio conveniently located in sunny Greece. At Total Eclipse, we love crafting memorable experiences for our players. Our focus is on creating fun and innovative casual games that are easy to learn and addictive to play.

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