September 4th, 2019, 21:47 Posted By: wraggster
Trade body UKIE has begun a comprehensive study to identify imbalances in the nation's industry workforce.
The UK Games Industry Diversity Census will ask professionals across development, publishing and more about their current roles, their backgrounds and their diversity profile in a short online survey.
This has been created in partnership with the University of Leeds and the University of Sheffield, with the latter offering experts to independently administer and analyse the results.
All responses will be anonymous and used to create a detailed look at the diversity of the UK games industry, which can then be be shared with both games firms and the government to help "drive positive transformation."
UKIE is partnering with various games firms to ensure their employees all take part. Supporters so far include Sega, Creative Assembly, Jagex, Ustwo Games, Mediatonic, Dovetail Games, Coatsink, NaturalMotion, nDreams and Hutch Games.
Industry organisations POC in Play and Women in Games are also offering support.
Larger games companies can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request the legal and process documentation needed to fill in the survey and become a partner.
Smaller games firms and individuals can fill in the survey online.
"This new Census will give us for the first-time a crucial understanding of the diversity make-up of the games industry and we're calling on everyone who currently works for a UK based-games businesses to complete it," said CEO Dr Jo Twist.
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