Exploring Noteworthy Gaming Startups: Wales’ Emerging Leaders in UK Industry

January 30, 2024

The UK gaming sector is growing year by year, and the next generation of gaming startups appears to be following the trend. With the increase in interest in gaming and related technologies like virtual reality, the gaming industry has emerged as one of the hottest sectors for startup investment. Let’s delve into the cutting-edge startups that have begun the gaming revolution in or after 2020 from Wales. These companies have not only infused new ideas into the gaming sector but have also taken the dynamics of User Interface to new heights.


Founded by Aaron Warwick, Grant Warwick, and Kieran Warwick, Illuvium sits at the intersection of gaming and blockchain. Their game, an exciting world of exploration and capturing NFT creatures known as Illuvials in combat, has caught the attention of many gaming enthusiasts. Their adept use of blockchain technology in the gaming sphere sets them apart. Keep an eye on them on Twitter at @illuviumio.

Coder One

Coder One is a venture by Armin Chitizadeh and Joy Zhang that blends programming and gaming. Their annual AI programming tournament is a unique platform for engineers, data scientists, researchers, students, and hobbyist programmers. They engage them in a challenge that pushes their codes and bots to their limits. Follow their Facebook here.


Deep in the digital revolution, monavaile envisages a digital future that unlocks new possibilities for humanity. This is no small feat, especially given the company’s focus on multiplayer and metaverse type games, where they’ve brought innovative designs and customization to the forefront. Follow them on their Facebook page here.

Sidus Heroes

Fusing blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, and online games, Sidus Heroes is a prodigy by Dan Khomenko and Roman Povolotski. The Sidus Heroes galaxy is drawing in gamers eager to engage in the novel interface they have to offer. Follow them on Twitter @galaxy_sidus or on LinkedIn here.

The Red Village

A unique combo of Blockchain and Gaming, The Red Village is a ground-breaking dark-fantasy Play and Earn game. They’re set on revolutionizing the gaming space with their innovative use of blockchain. Follow their Twitter for updates: @theredvillage.


IT and gaming collide in GiveTree, another intriguing startup in the gaming industry. Stay connected with them through their Facebook page here or on LinkedIn here.


At the forefront of low-latency, high-reliability connectivity for cloud gaming, Metaverse, AR, and VR applications, XtreamCompute is changing the way we connect to our favorite games. You can follow them on LinkedIn here.

Catheon Gaming

Established by William Wu, Catheon Gaming is the world’s largest blockchain gaming publisher and the only fully end-to-end platform providing world-class technical, publishing, and partnership capabilities across blockchains. Sojong developed a new project named SolChicks in June 2021, which fast gained popularity and created a stir in the industry. Keep updated with them on LinkedIn here.

In conclusion, the gaming industry has seen a wave of innovation with the advent of these startups. They not only reinvent the way games are played but also how they interact with technologies like Virtual Reality, Blockchain & AI. The future indeed looks promising with these startups leading the gaming industry.

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