The tax relief should make it simpler for game development studios to lessen the risk of producing new games and enable them invest more in staff, it should also help graduates and independent game developers to start up their own companies.
However, key criteria such as the ‘cultural test’ are entirely new to developers and may hinde some companies in applying for tax breaks.
Fear not, the video games team at Henderson Loggie are running a workshop exploring the cultural test, presenting case studies and examining how developers can benefit from the new legislation.
The workshop starts at 5pm and will feature presentations, discussion, a Q&A session and then a buffet and drinks.
If you’re a developer, a student considering starting up or anyone who’s making games, television or animation, you need to be there.