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  • Scottish videogames industry at a crossroads, says TIGA

    TIGA has said the Scottish videogames industry is at a “cross roads” , and if it didn’t get some much needed tax breaks, the sector could decline.

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  • Report: Former Realtime chairman linked to MyWorld purchase

    A report has surfaced claiming former Realtime Worlds chairman and chief strategy officer Ian Hetherington has ties with the anonymous US company which purchased Project MyWorld.

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  • Realtime Worlds talking to buyers amid 75% staff reduction

    Realtime Worlds is currently chatting up multiple buyers “in both the UK and US,” according to Paul Dounis, the firm’s administration consultant from Begbies Traynor.

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  • 2011 Realtime Worlds game outed in CV [Update]

    A Realtime Worlds CV has apparently confirmed the studio is working on a project due for release in 2011.

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  • Scottish hotel bans videogames for Christmas

    Now Modern Warfare 2′s out of the way, we’re back to the real deal: some hotel in Scotland’s decided games aren’t conducive to promoting “traditional family values” and has banned them over the Christmas period. Managing director Stephen Leckie, said children should not be “glued” to game consoles during the holiday, “As a father-of-four, I’m […]

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  • Scotland proposing tax breaks to keep game developers

    Secretary of State for Scotland Jim Murphy has proposed tax breaks for the Scottish videogame industry. These proposals have come to light after Murphy spoke with Realtime Worlds owner Dave Jones who has threatened to take his company to Ireland should there be further lack of support for developers. “We have had a discussion about […]

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  • Realtime Worlds - Relocation to Ireland could be "serious consideration"

    Realtime Worlds studio boss Colin Macdonald has admitted that Irish tax breaks could see the Scottish studio upping sticks and going green. The Irish government may be about to specifically target the Scottish games sector by offering developers a five-year tax holiday in return for hopping over the water. “If the package on offer in […]

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  • Realtime Worlds gets new Dundee office

    Realtime Worlds has taken on a new 8,000 square foot office in Dundee in an effort to “grow towards a successful APB launch” early next year. The developer currently employs 265, but plans to grow to 300 in 2009. APB will be amazing. Go to work for RTW in its smart new office purely on […]

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  • Realtime Worlds hits 250 staff, 40 jobs available

    Realtime Worlds said today it’s hit 250 staff, and has more than 40 positions currently available. The Scottish developer is finally moving to launch MMO APB in conjunction with EA Partners and now taken on an additional 8,000 sqft of offices to provide high quality working space to compliment the current 26,000 sqft premises. All […]

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  • Dave Jones "miffed" that Crackdown 2 went to Ruffian

    Realtime Worlds’ Dave Jones has told GI he’s not exactly thrilled Crackdown 2 went to Ruffian Games. “I think it was unfortunate that it had to be with a start-up in Dundee… it is challenging to get enough developers in one region as it is, so that was the only little big of negativity to […]

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  • RTW's Jones - Invest in careers to keep UK at "cutting edge"

    Realtime Worlds’ Dave Jones has called on the UK government to invest more heavily in the games industry in an effort to help it maintain its position in the global trade. “Let’s make sure we invest in careers to” keep Britain at the “cutting edge” of the global industry, he told BBC News today. The […]

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  • Crackdown 2 studio seeks devs

    Ruffian’s just updated its homepage to include a list of jobs, presumably to work on Crackdown 2. Are you an environment artist, senior gameplay engineer, senior environment artist, outsource manager or animator? Do you care that Ruffian’s based in Dundee? Get on it, then.

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  • Ruffian Games' fridge full of lager - wonder why?

    This is Ruffian Games’ fridge. It’s full of Stella and Red Bull. Almost looks as though it’s stocked for a celebration. Can you guess why? We’re now officially stupidly excited. The MS conference starts at 10.25am PST, or 6.25pm UK time.

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  • Rockstar looking for 8 new staff - new game on the way?

    Over at Edge’s job section you can see that Rockstar North – you know, that tiny Scottish-based dev firm that does those open world thingies called ‘Grand Theft Auto’ – is looking to fill eight positions. The jobs range from level designer, AI programmer to senior tools programmer giving us that sneaky suspicion that perhaps […]

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