International brands

Surrey has firmly established itself as a pivotal centre in the global gaming ecosystem, attracting home-grown and international game studios with its vibrant blend of creative talent, cutting-edge technology, and a supportive community. As a beacon of innovation and excellence, Surrey offers a fertile ground for studios looking to innovate, expand, and thrive.

UK Tax Incentives

The Video Games Expenditure Credit in the UK is a significant incentive for video game companies, making the country an attractive destination for both established studios and start-ups. This financial incentive is designed to support the UK’s video game development industry by reducing the cost of producing games.

Video Games Expenditure Credit

University for the Creative Arts

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in Surrey is renowned for its strong emphasis on creative digital industries, including video games. The university offers specialised programs that focus on game design, animation, and digital arts, preparing students for a dynamic career in the gaming industry. UCA’s curriculum is designed to nurture creativity and technical skills, encouraging students to explore innovative approaches to game development.


University for the Creative Arts

Games and Innovation Nexus (GAIN)

Supported by the University of Surrey, the University of Warwick, and the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), in conjunction with key partners and investors including Surrey County Council the GAIN project, which will deploy £2.3m of funding to address industry challenges by connecting University researchers with games companies with challenges to solve connecting the Surrey and Leamington games clusters investing in an innovation ecosystem, including a new Games Innovation Zone at Surrey, and a town centre incubation centre at UCA Farnham, that support games innovation commercialisation.

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Surrey's Games Sector in Numbers

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Surrey offers an established, business-friendly environment boasting economic stability and commercial security for investing, expanding and buying from the UK

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PixelRise Surrey

PixelRise Surrey is a ground-breaking collaborative initiative designed by University for the Creative Arts and Surrey County Council, to support and amplify the vibrant game development sector in Surrey, UK. Recognising Surrey's established reputation as a key player in the global gaming industry, PixelRise Surrey aims to nurture innovation, foster talent, and drive economic growth within the digital creative economy.

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Surrey Is Proudly Home To

Electronic Arts

DPS Games

Supermassive Games

Larian Studios

Stella Entertainment

Sledgehammer Games

Fuse Games

Two Point Studios

Epic Games

Media Molecule

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