PlayUK Russia is a British-Russian initiative aimed at the exchange of knowledge and experience between the professional community in the field of computer games. The programme will acquaint Russian audience with the achievements of the UK gaming industry, which is one of the fastest-growing entertainment industries in the world. The project will host a series of educational workshops and public talks from British game developers, a business programme for establishing links, and a special programme for women who want to develop their career and business in the field of computer games.

The project is carried out in partnership with the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (Ukie), Universal University and Scream School with the participation of the UK Department for International Trade in Russia (DIT).

PlayUK Russia is part of the UK-Russia Creative Bridge 2021-2022 programme. 

PlayUK Russia: Games industry workshops

The PlayUK Russia workshops ware an interactive series of high-quality activities delivered by leading experts from the UK games industry in November-December 2021. Each workshop is split over two sessions lasting three hours each. The comprehensive programme will give participants an in-depth guide to the latest thinking in key areas of business.

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PlayUK Russia: Online public talks with UK games experts

In a series of lectures starting November 8, 2021, you will hear from five industry leaders from the UK games industry. They will share their stories, their passions, their successes, and their failures. In many cases, they are legends of the industry. But each and every one of them is still at the top of their game, creating amazing, enthralling experiences for the players of today.

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PlayUK Russia: Virtual Games Industry Mission

The Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy in Moscow, the UK Department for International Trade in Russia and Ukie, the video game trade association in the UK are inviting Russian and UK games companies to take part in a new 3-day programme – Virtual Games Industry Mission starting January 17, 2022. 

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Play UK Russia game jam

The Cultural Section of the British Embassy in Moscow, Scream School Moscow and UK games trade body, Ukie, are collaborating on a game jam and invite you to join the fun.

Each team will be a mix of individuals from Russia and the UK with teams selected based on their personal skills. Each team will be allocated a games industry mentor who will help along the way and provide guidance where needed. But it will be the team’s decisions that shape the jam.