Posts Tagged ‘UKIE’

What A Relief: Talking To UKIE About UK Tax Breaks

By Adam Smith on March 29th, 2014.

On Thursday, a tax relief scheme for British game development finally passed into law. The scheme had been passed back and forth between various bodies, and finally landed on the desk of the European Commission in April of 2013. Behind the scenes, cog were still turning and the new tax rules will come into effect from April 1st. That’s good news for the British games industry, right? We’ve covered the cultural question before, as well as looking at the benefits (or lack of) for smaller developers. Now that almost all of the paperwork is in place, I contacted UKIE CEO Jo Twist to find out more about the letter of the law.

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UK Games Industry Body TIGA Against SOPA

By John Walker on January 19th, 2012.

ROAR!

After a lot of pestering since the SOPA/PIPA news began to boil over, TIGA – the UK’s trade association that represents the UK games industry – has come out against SOPA (and presumably in turn, PIPA). This is good news, as the developer-representing body is one of the UK equivalents to the US Entertainment Software Association, who Kotaku revealed yesterday are not only supporters of the bill, but had heavily invested in it to the tune of $190,000. And that’s just in the second and third quarters of last year. They’re refusing to say what they’ve spent more recently. But TIGA, who are clearly a far smaller body with an awful lot less money, are not going along with this. In fact, they describe the bills as “inhibiting innovation” and “a sledgehammer to crack a nut”.

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Top Selling PC Games 2010 Are Predictable

By John Walker on January 10th, 2011.

This is what you want, is it? IS IT?

We spend our days deep in the mines, swinging mighty pickaxes against the hard rocks of gaming, trying to find those precious jewels for you to enjoy. And what do you go and buy? Well, you lot reading this, you go and buy excellent things like Amnesia and Minecraft and Neptune’s Pride. Because you’re brilliant. But the rest of the UK are spoiling it, meaning the top five PC games of last year are… well, they’re not that bad really. It’s just that number 1 and number 2 are the same flipping game. But then, at least none of them is another Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. The list is below.

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