TIGA Press Releases
United Command International joins TIGA
Publish Date: Tuesday 15th May 2012
TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games
industry, today announced United Command International as their newest member.
United Command International is a leading independent mobile games publisher. Operating for just over two years in the iOS market, the enterprise has achieved several chart topping hits on the App store. The business has a portfolio of over 71 gaming titles across the iOS and Android platforms and specialises in casual, social, and arcade titles for casual and "busy gamers".
United Command has held numerous chart positions on the iOS App Store including number one positions on the free app charts. A number of titles have been featured in print magazines and trade publications globally, including full page coverage in iPhone Biweekly magazine. They have been developing a new platform for real-time strategy / simulation games for 9 months which will roll out in Q4 2012 across multiple platforms including iOS, Android and potentially Xbox live and Windows Phone.
Adam Cheong, Director of Research and Development at United Command explains the reason why he decided to join TIGA:
"We've seen tremendous growth over the last year with our usage levels more than doubling for which I can only express my heartfelt thanks to our loyal players. As a British start-up we wanted to celebrate our heritage and good fortune to participate in the UK games industry. We relish the opportunity to learn from and share experience with our British peers as we move from strength to strength, growing our market share in this extremely lucrative segment and believe TIGA the perfect place to accomplish this.”
Dr. Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO welcomed the organisation to TIGA:
"The mobile games software market was worth $7.9 billion in 2011 and should be worth over $12 billion by 2013. This market offers great opportunities for developers and publishers such as United Command International, a company which has had great success in this space already. TIGA is working to enable the growing number of mobile and tablet developers and publishers to succeed in this exciting market, as exemplified by the TIGA Mobile and Tablet Games Conference in March. We welcome United Command International to TIGA and look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”
Notes to editors:
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 11 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 won the IoD’s East of England Director of the Year Award. TIGA is an Investors in People organisation.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.