Innovate UK Creative And Digital Meetup

Here's another event you should be seriously considering... Date: Thursday 13th November 2014 Location: Codebase, Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DR Time: 11.00 to 13:00 drop in session, lunch and networking, 13:00 to 16:00 presentations Registration: https://innovateedinburgh.eventbrite.co.uk Contact: Carri Cunliffe - 07881 833443 Innovate UK (the new name for the Technology Strategy... Continue Reading →

European Commission Issues New Free To Play Guidelines

If the headline didn't grab you, dealing as it does with filthy money, horrid free-to-play games and the words 'European Commission', then the actual content of the new ruling will. Following numerous complaints regarding the marketing and promotion of games categorised as 'free to play', the EC has created a new common position for companies... Continue Reading →

European Commission Approves Tax Relief For UK Games Industry

After years of campaigning, outreach, advocacy and explaining things patiently to various governments, parliaments and public sector bodies, the European Commission has finally approved the games production credit scheme. From April, companies across the UK will be able to apply for tax relief on the production of games which pass a cultural test. The test... Continue Reading →

€1.46Bn Creative Europe Opens, Calls For Games Projects

The European Parliament has approved the European Commission's new Creative Europe programme, with a budget of €1.46Bn over the next seven years.  This is a 9% increase on current funding and is aimed at european culture, cinema, television, games, music, literature, performing arts, heritage and related areas. It also explicitly states that this funding is... Continue Reading →

Develop Names 100 Hot European Start-Ups

Develop magazine has produced a list of the 100 most exciting start-up companies in the European video games industry. Five Scottish companies make the list: Guerilla Tea, Quartic Llama, Space Budgie, Stormcloud and Swallowtail Games are noted for their work to date, awards received, download numbers and general air of being on the verge of... Continue Reading →

EU To Investigate Tax Relief For Games Sector

The European Commission is to open an investigation into the UK's plans to provide tax relief to the video games industry.  In a press release issued on Tuesday, the European commission outlined why it believes that tax relief may not be required and in some cases may lead to unfair competition and discrimination. Here's the... Continue Reading →

European Consortium Awarded 2.8M€ Grant For Research Into Low Energy Graphics Processing

A consortium of four technology companies - including Codeplay in Edinburgh - and two universities, has been awarded a grant of 2.9 million Euros, from the EU.  The money will be used for research into the next generation of hardware for video games consoles. The consortium is comprised of four companies - Codeplay, Cambridge-based Geomerics, AI... Continue Reading →

TIGA – Bigger, Better, Faster, More (Awards)

It's been something of a hectic week for everyone's favourite industry body.  TIGA has been even busier than its normal hectic pace and is spitting out good news like a happiness sprinkler filled with rainbows. The organisation started the week with news that it has been nominated for no less than SEVEN awards in the... Continue Reading →

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