TIGA Award Winners Announced

The awards ceremony for the 2014 TIGA awards took place last night, with hundreds of developers in the finery, competing for a variety of prestigious awards, covering games from studios large and small, as well as a broad range of business focused trophies. Three Scottish companies walked away with prizes. So congratulate: 4J Studios Best... 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 →

Scotland’s Video Games Sector Growing According To TIGA Report

TIGA, the independent game developers association has released its annual survey of the UK's games industry, created by Games Investor Consulting. The report shows that the games sector in Scotland is flourishing. New studios, growing numbers of employees and greater investment are all recorded, along with growing revenues. According to the report, employment in the Scottish games industry has... Continue Reading →

TIGA Calls For UK Creative Content Fund

In a report on GamesIndustry.biz, TIGA has called upon the UK government to establish a creative contend fund, to provide a new source of financing for game developers in the UK. The organisation notes that nearly a third of UK games studios have closed in the last five years and despite the increasing number of studios,... Continue Reading →

TIGA Awards – Open For Entries

The 2014 TIGA Awards are now open for entries. As in previous years, the competition is free to enter. There are several categories of games specific events, which are open to all companies, while the games business categories are limited to TIGA members only. The games categories are: ACTION/ADVENTURE ARCADE CASUAL SOCIAL GAME WITH A... Continue Reading →

UK Games Companies Can Now Begin Claiming Tax Relief

Video games companies across the UK can now begin claiming tax relief on their production costs, as the government’s cultural regulations came into force on the 19 August 2014. With tax relief only available for companies producing games that are certified as culturally British, this milestone marks the completion of the legislation and will see the first companies begin... Continue Reading →

TIGA Talks Funding – READ THIS NOW

TIGA has launched a frankly excellent research report into sources of funding for game developers operating in the United Kingdom. Covering everything from crowd-funding and work-for-hire, through to Angel investors, venture capitalists, project finance and debt, the guide lays out in simple, easily-understood terms what it takes to find funding in today's video games industry,... Continue Reading →

TIGA Tax Breaks Roadshow – Edinburgh

If you missed the video games tax breaks roadshow which took place in Edinburgh in April, there's another one coming up next month. Our friends at TIGA have a series of Q&A sessions taking place across the country and on Monday 21st of July, they are holding one in Edinburgh. It's free to attend for developers... 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 →

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