This weekend (20th–21st June), the UK games industry is calling on the British public to gather online to play and talk together in a united effort to tackle loneliness in the UK. The PLAY & Talk weekend is taking place during National Loneliness Awareness Week and is part of the Department for Digital, Culture,... Continue Reading →
UKIE has organised a new online event: Navigating the Now, which helps game developers in the UK understand and find a way through the disruption and rapid evolution created by the Covid19 crisis.
A new research report from UKIE and the BFI shows Scotland as the fourth largest cluster in the UK's video games industry, with Edinburgh and Dundee in the top 10 cities for game development.
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 →
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 →
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 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →