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06/10/2010
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, today announced Escape Studios as its newest member.

Escape Studios is a highly successful and renowned computer graphics academy based in Central London. The academy has three key areas of specialty:

  • CG Training Courses: The company provides CG training courses for students and professionals, both in the classroom and online. Escape Studios also provides tailored training packages for companies in house and has recently provided training for leading UK games companies such as Jagex and Rare.
  • Recruitment Services: Escape Studios maintains a huge database of talented CG and 3D artists on its roster and is able to help companies source skilled staff. The company can also help candidates looking for work find a position in the games industry and have facilitated placements at Rare, Jagex, Zoe Mode and NDreams among others.
  • Technology Store: As experts in computer graphics Escape Studios can also provide companies with expert advice on finding the best hardware and software to meet their requirements. Escape Studios is also a registered retailer for all top CG brands including Autodesk, Pixar, Isilon and ZBrush.

Mark Cass, Technology Director explains more: “At Escape Studios we pride ourselves in providing the best training, support and advice to anyone looking to become a CG artist or animator. 85% of VFX graduates find work within a year, so we know we provide or students with the practical stills they need to secure a job in the industry. We also provide business clients with expert training; access to a talented pool of potential employees; expert advice and access to the latest tools and technology they require.”

Mark explains the company’s reasons for joining TIGA: “At Escape Studios we believe building a strong community is essential for any industry and we want to support TIGA’s work in this area. We hope to work closely with TIGA to offer games developers value and high quality service via our expertise in all areas of CG art and animation.”

Dr. Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO states: “Escape Studios are experts in all things CG. At TIGA we are committed to building strong links between academia and industry to ensure we address the skills requirements of the industry now and in the future. We look forward to working with Escape Studios in this area and welcome the company to TIGA.”

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Notes to editors:

About Escape Studios:

Escape is one of the most successful and well-respected CG academies in the world. We’re the proving ground for a new generation of computer graphics stars breaking into film, TV, games and commercials. We’re a vibrant community of professional artists. We’re a unique outsourcing resource for leading CG studios. We’re a specialist creative recruitment agency for entertainment, advertising, architecture and manufacturing businesses. We’re an authority on all things CG, offering informed opinions on cutting-edge creative, commercial and political issues. We’re host of the acclaimed CG awards. We’re a specialist IT consultancy and technology store. We are all of these things. We are CG. We are Escape Studios. For further information, please visit www.escapestudios.com.

About TIGA:

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 outsourcing companies, technology businesses and universities amongst our membership.

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 Eva Field, TIGA PR Manager on: 07814 039 983, or email eva@tiga.org.

 
   
   
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