I love games; horrors and puzzle/strategy are my favourite genres but I enjoy playing pretty much anything. I still believe a good story is important and shouldn't play second fiddle to the multiplayer experience unless via a co-op campaign. I also enjoy watching football, supporting the mighty Liverpool, as well as drinking tea and petting my kittens.

For those who don’t know, TIGA is the trade association who represent the UK games industry. They’re the ones who try to ensure that we have a healthy market here in the UK, and they do that by trying to strengthen the games development and digital publishing sectors.

Following Theresa May triggering Article 50 yesterday, TIGA outlined what they plan to do to ensure that the UK industry it campaigns for and champions, will have the very best opportunities to continue to grow and succeed. There were five main things that they say they will do to try and achieve their goal:

  1. Campaign for the retention and improvement of both Video Games Tax Relief and the Research and Development Tax Credits to ensure that the UK has one of the most favourable tax regimes for the video games industry in the world.
  2. Campaign for the introduction of a Video Games Investment Fund to provide £ for £ match funding for original IP game projects to improve games businesses’ ability to access finance.
  3. Campaign to enable UK games companies to recruit highly skilled workers (Tier 1 and Tier 2 workers) from the EU and the wider world.
  4. Campaign for the establishment of a British Games Institute to drive the video games sector forward and to promote the cultural, creative and economic impact of video games in the UK.
  5. Accredit more video games degree courses to bring industry and higher education together and to ensure that more UK universities are providing games businesses with the skilled graduates that they need.

On the situation, Jason Kingsley OBE, TIGA Chairman and CEO and Creative Director of Rebellion, had this to say:

“Today is a historic day. Opportunities and risks lie ahead. It is now more important than ever to realise TIGA’s vision to make the UK the best place in the world for games development, games education and games service providers. If you share this vision and want to make it a reality, then contact Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO, to discuss how you can get involved in our campaign (richard.wilson@tiga.org ).”

If you’d like to learn more about TIGA, including what work they do and their position on Article 50, you can do so by visiting their website HERE.

Comments

  1. Thanks for the LAPTOP/PC article, I read it from top to bottom, and I had a little chuckle to myself when you mentioned PC’s with little LED’s inside of the casing, I have that type of casing, and high-end GPU Card, GTX 980 GTX TI, my son built one for himself many moons ago, and I was allowed to play on it when he was either at work, not bothered, or out with his girlfriend. When he got married, he gave it to me, but with WINDOWS changing so much, a lot of the games would not run anymore, so he said if I paid for the parts, he would build it for me, so that is what I ended up doing, with some help from him selecting the parts I would need, because the very first thing I bought, was the above mentioned GPU Card, so he had to build around that, instead of letting him select ALL the parts, he was the one that ordered the Tower that everything would be going into, that’s why there are little LED’s inside of it, not because I asked, but I read your article, and had to chuckle when I read about them. Thank’s for the article, I found it very interesting. I used to play COUNTERSTRIKE on STEAM on a Laptop, and I was accidently shooting some of my team without even knowing about it, so it will ALWAYS be, PC for me, thank you very much, it is safer for your team, lol.

    Yours Sincerely, Brian Phillips.

    1. Really glad you liked the article. It’s nice to know people enjoy what we write about, and hearing the stories like yours is always great too. Hope your son is keeping your PC up to date.

      1. Hello Maddox, I have only had it 16 months, but he would if needs be, but the price of the BEST GPU is a bit too dear for me, and the price of the PC games have rocketed due to games consoles, so it will have to wait until I hit the lottery, I might go mad and buy some of them.

        Have a great day,

        Yours Sincerely, Brian.

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