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UKIE wants 30% games industry tax break, UK begins tax plan scrutiny

UKIE, a trade group for the entertainment industry in the UK, joined UK gaming trade association TIGA in calling for a tax relief flat rate of 30 percent across the industry, in the hopes of stimulating the UK's game development business. In March, UK chancellor George Osborne pledged to "turn Brit...

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THQ's new prez stands behind Montreal studio, though 'there may be empty seats'

When THQ announced its Montreal, Canada-based studio in 2009, the plan seemed a bit on the ambitious side. 400 new employees across five years, two big projects – one of which is overseen by ex-Assassin's Creed creative lead Patrice Desilets, the other being a followup to 2011's Homefront &nd...

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Game developers bullish about Australian tax break bill

Game Developers Association of Australia CEO Tony Reed is, as you might imagine, a big fan of the $1.9 billion tax break for video game research and development that's making its way through the nation's government. Speaking to Gamespot, Reed explained, "No matter how big or small a studio is, th...

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Australia passes $1.9 billion tax break for games industry R&D

The Australian video game industry has suffered blow after blow over the past few years, having lost approximately half of its workforce and a number of its major development studios since 2008. Fortunately, Australian state officials have passed a bill which, when it goes into effect next month,...

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New UK government a possible setback for game dev tax breaks

[James Stringer] A report from Develop claims that the much-lobbied game development tax breaks that UK developers have been seeking may have to wait a bit longer before coming to fruition. Sources close to the UK government told the site that the recently reorganized government -- a new coalitio...

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GDAA mate, Aussie developer group chief quitting

Greg Bondar, CEO of the Game Developers' Association of Australia (GDAA), will quit his post on July 12. Bondar tells Gamespot AU that he's moving on to "pursue other opportunities" after being with the organization for 18 months. The GDAA has been the group pushing for Aussie game developers to r...

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