New Prototype Fund For UK Game Developers Announced

Good news everybody! The UK's game development sector, which has often lacked access to public funding for projects and concepts, can now take advantage of the new Video Games Prototype Fund, which launched today. The fund will allocate £4,000,000 via £25,000 grants over the next four years to small, independent studios, to enable developers to create initial game prototypes and... 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 →

Win £25,000 To Develop Your Next Game

IC tomorrow, is offering four businesses up to £25,000 each to encourage digital innovation in entertainment on the move across music, books, magazines and interactive entertainment/games. The organisation is looking for innovative commercial solutions that meet broad objectives, set in conjunction with industry partners BPI (British Recorded Music Industry) PA (Publishers Association) PPA (Professional Publishers Association) UKIE... Continue Reading →

Gamescom – We Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

Gamescom is the world's biggest games industry event. Taking place in Cologne, Germany in August (13th-17th), the UK will once more have a prominent stand at the event. UKIE will once again be taking a 400 square metre space and will designing and managing the area to ensure every company can benefit. There are a... Continue Reading →

Last Chance – Tax Breaks Workshop

THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE to come along to tomorrow's Tax Breaks roadshow organised by UKIE and the Scottish Games Network. Tickets are FREE and available through Eventbrite. The workshop takes place at TECHCUBE, Summerhall in central Edinburgh, starting at 6pm. Speakers: Moses Nyachae, Saffery Champness (tax advice) Anna Mansi, BFI (cultural test advice) Paul Gardner, Osborne... 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 →

Cross-Party Group On Videogames Technology – 11/12/13

Last week saw the third cross-party group on videogames technology take place at the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood.  The group was created to give the video games and interactive sector representation within the parliament and address the issues facing the industry on a national level. The minutes for the meeting have now been drafted -... Continue Reading →

GamesWest – New Event For Students With All Star Speaker Line Up

The University of the West of Scotland, West College Scotland and IGDA Scotland have put together an eye-wateringly good introduction to the world of gaming and the interactive industry as a career. Games West takes place at the UWS Paisley Campus on December 4th 2013. The bad news is, that the event is aimed at... Continue Reading →

Scots Companies Hit Develop Top 100 (and the rest of you…)

Develop magazine has published its Top 100 list of the best game developers in the UK.  The list features several companies from the Scottish Games Network.  Develop editor Michael French says in the introduction that the studios were judged on: ...their history, commercial success, reputation and potential. Develop has also, for the first time, compiled... Continue Reading →

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