BBC Worldwide will be working with UK Indie developers and helping them get business outside of the UK.
Speaking at the Develop Conference, Simon Harris, executive producer of BBC Worldwide, has said that the company will be launching an initiative to support British indie developers with the aim of boosting international publishing.
“We really want to start motivating British development talent,” Harris said. “In a few weeks time you will see our first initiative around UK indies. We’ve come up with a plan and we are working with a couple of indies already, looking to get them into business outside of the UK.”
Harris believes the UK indie market needs to expand beyond the island’s borders in order become truly successful.
“The UK market is a really good, really substantial gaming market, but to be really successful you have to work worldwide,” he said. “We have Facebook titles under development, were working on consoles, Flash and XBLA and PSN. Over the next year you will hopefully start seeing a lot of innovation from us.”
It’s good to see Auntie Beeb supporting indie game developers, and with Tiga and UKIE also teaming up today to support the industry as a whole, hopefully the UK video game industry can continue to expand and improve.