[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
London, UK, 29th July 2014 – Today,
the global number two digital games retailer
Green Man Gaming is packing its suitcase
ready for a very British seaside experience at Gamescom 2014!
Following the huge success of the UK Industry pavilion at last
year’s Gamescom event where over £16 million worth of
business was done, this year Green Man Gaming is proud to be part
of a stellar line up of UK video game companies exhibiting on the
British seaside themed stand!
Press Appointments are available NOW!
To get exclusive information about our new range of bargain
gaming bundles, or to learn how we are offering more than just a
sale with Playfire Rewards where we are PAYING millions
of gamers worldwide for PLAYING the games they love, make an
We have 30 mins slots available to book now
Drop by the UKIE / UK Industry Stand #A051 B050, Hall
DID YOU KNOW?
As well as being the home to over 620 games studios, the UK also
has over 1,077 beaches, with around 900 donkeys working on the
As for treats, Green Man Gaming has given out over ONE
Playfire Rewards, whilst the
World Record for the biggest stick of rock was set in 2000 by
Blackpool based UK confectioners Coronation Rock, whose giant sweet
clocked in at 424.5kg (equivalent to 10 five-year-old
Looking forward to seeing you in Germany!
For more information please contact:
Tracey McGarrigan, PR Manager
Darren Cairns, EVP Marketing.
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About Green Man Gaming and Playfire
Launched on May 10th 2010, Green Man Gaming started
with a small catalogue of just 500 games from 26 publishers and a
mission to always offer more than just a sale. By 2014, Green Man
Gaming's catalogue had grown to over 5000 titles from over 350
official publishing partners and is still growing.
Green Man Gaming have direct contracts as an official, approved
retail partner with every publisher / developer that has a game
listed on its site, so customers can buy with
confidence.In July 2012, Green Man Gaming acquired
Playfire, a huge and vibrant global social
network of core gamers. This service allows consumers to
automatically track their in-game achievements, trophies and
gameplay, as well as follow other gamers’ achievements and
conversations about the games they love. With its new
Playfire Rewards BETA
program, Green Man Gaming is incentivising gameplay and encouraging
new users to earn their way to new games and content by offering
credit to spend on anything on the Green Man Gaming store. To date,
Green Man Gaming has given out over one million rewards, which
change daily (details of which can be found on the
Listed in the
SVC2UK top 100 companies with the potential
to reach £100m in revenue within three to five years, Green
Man Gaming was named as one of The Sunday Times Tech 100 "Ones to
Watch" and is also a member of the
Future Fifty; the 50 hottest high growth
technology companies that the Government would like to encourage to
The Association for United Kingdom Interactive Entertainment or
Ukie (pronounced YOU-KEY) is a trade body that aims to support,
grow and promote the whole of the UK’s games and interactive
entertainment industry. Founded in 2010 (although formerly known as
ELSPA), Ukie’s membership includes all the major UK and
global games publishers and the best of UK development talent -
from promising start-ups to some of the biggest, most successful
studios operating in the UK today.
We also have distributors, academic institutions, new
publishers, and media outlets that are integral to the lifeblood of
the industry as part of the family.
Ukie works with government to champion a range of issues
including age ratings, education and skills, access to finance and
protecting intellectual property rights. It also works with the
media to ensure true and accurate representation of the sector by
raising awareness of the industry’s positive economic
contribution and the societal benefits of gaming to policy makers,
regulators and consumers.
One of Ukie’s key roles is to support its members by
providing them with key market information, promoting careers and
offering the business support services, training and best-practice
knowledge to enable them to operate most effectively.
We also offer comprehensive events programme to give the games
industry access to key information, leading industry figures and
give everyone the chance to network. You can see our events
In addition, Ukie compiles weekly, monthly and annual retail
charts and sales reports for the UK market.