Retroburn Game Studios join TIGA

February 27th 2012

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Publish Date: Wednesday 22nd February 2012
TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, today announced Retroburn Game Studios as their newest member.

Established by Martin Caine in 2009, Retroburn is an indie developer who works with a number of freelancers and contributors (working for profit share upon completion of games) to create small scale indie games for a number of platforms. Each and every contributor works on these games in their free-time and all share a common goal - to produce very high quality games for Xbox Live Indie Games, PC, Windows Phone 7, iOS and Android.

Retroburn are currently preparing their first full game release, Positron. Positron is a Tron inspired light cycle game featuring a number of game modes which set it apart from similar games currently available. Positron will be released cross-platform on Xbox Live Indie Games, PC, Windows Phone 7, iOS and Android, as will most of the other games they have in-development.

Using their particular expertise in developing for Microsoft platforms using XNA, they are also working with a number of other developers to help improve their games and bring them up to the standards expected of Retroburn’s own in-house titles. They are actively seeking partnerships with XNA developers who want to make the most of their games. Retroburn can help partners to achieve their goals.

Martin Caine, Director of Retroburn Game Studios explains the reason why he decided to join TIGA:
"Being an indie developer and navigating the waters of new markets can be a daunting prospect. Here at Retroburn Game Studios we have tried to build a professional image and hope that our brand can take off in 2012 with the release of our first few games.

Joining TIGA adds to our professionalism and in turn provides us access to a wide range of benefits which will help us establish ourselves in a competitive market. Many of the world’s finest games developers are based right here in the UK and they provide us with inspiration. TIGA not only protects the interests of independent developers including small indies like ourselves.”

Dr. Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO welcomed the organisation to TIGA:
"TIGA fights for the interests of game developers and digital publishers in order to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business. Our aim to is to support the growth and viability of more independent content creators and digital publishers and so we are delighted to welcome Retroburn Game Studios to the TIGA network.”


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. TIGA won 10 business awards and was nominated a finalist for 9 other awards during 2010 and 2011. 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.

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
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