Directory: WEB & INTERACTIVE MEDIA
WEB DESIGNERS & DEVELOPERS
:: Ami Creative
:: Attain Design
:: Digital Delight
:: David John Farmer
:: i DSGN - David Clowes
:: Netbiz Group
:: f9 Web Design
:: Fifteen Digital
:: Kent House
:: Koko Digital
:: Martin Eiliff
:: The Motion Monkey & FlashPromo
:: Mushroom Digital
:: Newfangled Media
:: Oyster Creative
:: Pin Media
:: Pixel Boutique
:: Pro Poly
:: R1 Creative
:: red 2 design
SERVICE-PROVIDERS & BROADBAND
:: Synetrix - specialists in building large-scale broadband for business, government and education. Based on Keele Science Park.
:: Consumer broadband in the North Staffordshire area can be had from a variety of providers including BT Total Broadband (up to 8mb/s). Superfast broadband to be widely available in most parts of the city in 2014.
:: Wi-fi internet access is available to all users of Virgin trains at stations on the West Coast Mainline ( London > Birmingham > Stoke > Manchester ) train line.
GAMES & SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS
:: AstraWare - company which develops and markets its interactive games for handheld and mobile devices. Based at Keele Science Park.
:: Datel Design - based in Stone. UK's leading manufacturer of videogame products, books and magazines.
:: JD Design - developers of shareware utilities for Windows. Based in Mow Cop.
:: Lightwood Games - based in Stoke-on-Trent, and specialists in games for mobile devices.
:: Music on my PC - a new commercial site for computer-based music creation, run by a Lecturer in Music Technology at Keele, who lives at Stone. Jane is also currently putting the finishing touches to her own music software product.
:: Koko Digital - based at Keele, Koko specialises in viral adver-games.
:: Apphaus - mobile device apps makers, based on the Staffordshire University Technology Park.
:: inSignificant Productions - based at Keele. Games authoring for online and mobile delivery. Also multimedia CD authoring - their interactive Macbeth won a BETT Award.
:: Parker Software. Based in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent. Parker make software that enables firms to see who is using their website and chat to them in real-time. They also have software that merges emails into databases.
PROFESSIONAL GROUPS IN THE MIDLANDS
:: Staffordshire Linux User Group
:: The UK Python Conference is held in nearby Birmingham, which has an active Python group.
:: Multipack (for web designers, mostly Birmingham)
:: Animation Forum (2D and 3D animators)
:: OverClockers - based in North Staffordshire. Reportedly... "Europe's most successful on-line seller of high-performance PC components." An ideal local source for the deadline-meeting high-end hardware needed to set up a studio producing computer-games, creating 3D animation, editing video files, or creating digital artwork.