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 →

TIGA Award Winners Announced

The awards ceremony for the 2013 TIGA Awards took place last night.  At an event which has been officially described as 'glittering', prizes were handed out to games and games companies from across the country. There were a wide range of Scottish companies and institutions nominated in various categories and we're delighted to say several... Continue Reading →

Game Hack Is Back – 16th & 17th November – Dundee

After launching in 2012, TIGA's Game Hack is back in mid-November and this year it's grown.  In addition to the main event in Pinewood Studios, the 2013 event will also have a sister hack taking place in Dundee's Abertay University. Running overnight from the 16th - 17th of November, the Game Hack is open to... Continue Reading →

Company Profile – Guerilla Tea

Name of company: Guerilla Tea Date founded: 2011 Location: 31 South Tay Street, Dundee, DD1 1NP Online: http://www.guerillatea.com Contact details: info@guerillatea.com, jobs@guerillatea.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Guerilla-Tea/ http://www.facebook.com/GuerillaTea https://twitter.com/GuerillaTea http://www.linkedin.com/company/guerilla-tea Founders: Alex Zeitler, Matt Zanetti, Charlie Czerkawski, Mark Hastings Background of founders: Code: Alex Zeitler hails from Bavaria and has been programming since the age of 7. Twenty years on... Continue Reading →

Company Profile: Team Junkfish

As the number of companies in Scotland grows, it's becoming increasingly difficult to know who's out there and who's doing what.  To counter this situation, we present the second entry in our all new Company Profile series.  Ladies and Gentlemen, we present... Name of company: Team Junkfish Date founded: 2nd September 2013 Location: Dundee Website:... Continue Reading →

TIGA Awards Finalists Announced

UPDATE: It's been brought to our attention we missed a couple of key Scottish finalists out.  Stormcloud games were also nominated in the Most Original Game category, while ALL of the entries in the Best Student Game category are Scottish, with teams coming from Abertay University. TIGA, The Independent Game developers Association has announced the... Continue Reading →

TIGA Extends Awards Deadlines For Awards Entry

TIGA has extended the entry period for the organisation's 2013 awards.  The new deadline for entries is now midnight on Monday 30th of September 2013. There are multiple categories in the awards, for members and non-members alike.  There are also multiple awards with two trophies, recognising both large, experienced studios and smaller, indie developers. Entry... Continue Reading →

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