Are You Ahead Of The Game…?!

There have been a number of significant new events in the world of funding and financing video games in the last twelve months. Tax relief for game developers, putting them on a par with film and high end television production is a huge step forward. Not only for companies wishing to operate more sustainably, but... Continue Reading →

Games Industry Tax Breaks Workshop

Cultural tax breaks for the games industry have now been in place for a couple of months, with the first companies taking advantage of the approvals process to take their latest projects through the programme. Yet many development companies are still unsure whether they qualify, or whether tax breaks are worth applying for. Wonder no more.... Continue Reading →

TIGA Awards Shortlist Revealed

The 2014 TIGA Awards shortlist has been revealed, with twelve Scottish companies in the running for trophies.The games categories are open to all developers, members and non-members alike. Those in the running are: ARCADE GAME (Small Studio) Sky Patrol - Beartrap Games (Dundee) Shred It! - EM Studios (Glasgow) Free The Network - Pixel Blimp... Continue Reading →

Game In Scotland – Programme & Speakers

The 2014 Game In Scotland event happens this Saturday.  Taking place at Abertay University's Centre of Excellence for Videogames, the event brings together dozens of Scotland's game development studios, speakers and experts, for a day of presentations, panels, workshops and exhibition. This year's event brings together expertise and help for those interested in getting into... Continue Reading →

Start Your Own Game Studio With Dare+

There are less than ten tickets left for the 2013 Dare+ workshop.  It's an intensive one day workshop exploring every aspect of starting and running a game development studio. It's easier now than at any point in history to build and release a game, but achieving long-term, sustainable success is more difficult. Dare+ is running... Continue Reading →

Courier Business Awards Looking For Digital Entries

The Courier, independent broadsheet of note for the globally acknowledged tech cluster of Dundee has teamed up with accountancy wizards Henderson Loggie has launched a Business Awards competition, aimed at companies operating within it's 'patch' of Dundee, Tayside, Fife, Clackmannanshire, Angus, Perthshire and Means (look it up). The competition is aimed at finding local businesses... Continue Reading →

…Are You Ready For The New Videogames Tax Breaks?

The government's tax breaks for the creative sector (including video games, television and animation) comes into effect in April 2013 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... Continue Reading →

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