Tag Archives: tiga
Fri, Oct 04, 2013 | 19:17 BST
Tiga has dismissed reports of a merger talk with UKIE, a spokesman has told Develop. Tiga remains committed to being a separate entity despite being “flattered by [UKIE's] continued admiration” of the trade body. Last weekduring UKIE AGM, chairman Andy Payne said he was “extending a hand” to Tiga CEO Richard Wilson and the board in order to see how the two trade bodies could collaborate. Payne said a merger would be preferable because as it stands now, each only represents “half our voice, half our power – we should be one because we are a new industry.” Thanks, MCV.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 | 10:55 BST
Trade bodies UKIE and TIGA are considering joining forces in the UK so that they can form a singular, more powerful voice for the industry in media and politics.
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 | 22:25 BST
For the first time in a decade, the Edinburgh Interactive Festival is taking a year off.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 | 15:12 BST
The European Commission believes there is “no obvious market failure” in the UK games sector to provide tax relief to developers, and has opened an in-depth investigation into the proposed scheme backed by the industry and trade groups.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 | 15:26 GMT
TIGA has announced that while tax relief in the UK has been delayed, the Government is still planning to legislate for Games Tax Relief in the current Finance Bill.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 | 02:54 GMT
The UK’s games industry had shuckjed off the effects of recent recessions to move back into growth mode, according to trade body TIGA.
Tue, Mar 05, 2013 | 15:32 GMT
Tiga CEO Richard Wilson is of the belief that studios with canceled game projects should receive tax relief, due to publishers leaving the firms “high and dry.”
Tue, Sep 04, 2012 | 01:26 BST
UK trade body TIGA has thrown support behind a scheme to introduce a 30% tax relief rate for the local games industry.
Thu, Jun 07, 2012 | 15:22 BST
TIGA’s announced Worms and Alien Breed developer Team 17 has joined the UK trade organisation’s ranks.
Mon, May 21, 2012 | 11:14 BST
TIGA’s announced this morning the addition of six members to its board. Remode managing director Ella Romanos MD of Remode; Ubisoft Reflections GM Giselle Stewart, Boss Level CEO Nick Brown; Neon Play CEO Oli Christie; Kuju COO Adrian Hawkins and 4T2′s Mike Hawkyard all join the board alongside reps from Lionhead, Jagex, Crytek UK, Blitz Games and more.
Tue, Apr 03, 2012 | 03:40 BST
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 | 10:27 GMT
The announcement yesterday of tax breaks for the UK games industry will “incetivise” publishers from around the world to invest in the British games industry, TIGA CEO Richard Wilson has told VG247.
Tue, Feb 07, 2012 | 01:09 GMT
A new study by UK trade body TIGA has found the majority of local developers have moved on from pure retail models.
Thu, Jan 19, 2012 | 14:58 GMT
TIGA has issued a report which claims 41% of UK developers laid off between 2009 and 2011 have relocated to overseas jobs.
Thu, Oct 06, 2011 | 14:52 BST
Results of a survey released today and conducted by TIGA show that nearly half of developers based in the UK self-publish their games.
Thu, Jul 21, 2011 | 01:31 BST
The association for UK Interactive Entertainment has launched a £100,000 fund to promote digital industries, with support from TIGA and the Department of Culture Media & Sport.
Wed, Jun 22, 2011 | 00:48 BST
UK MP Jim McGovern has called on Ed Vaizey, the minister for creative industries, to makes games industry tax relief a priority.
Wed, Jun 08, 2011 | 22:51 BST
Irish Culture minister, Jimmy Deenihan, speaking in the Irish Parliament, described the games industry as ‘‘an enormous global industry with great potential and benefit for job creation’’. Therefore, Dr. Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO, stated: “The Irish Government could be the next in a growing list of Governments around the world supporting the video games industry through a tax relief. This news should encourage the UK Coalition Government to review the case for a tax break for the UK games industry. The video game development sector provides high skilled employment in a high technology, export oriented industry. TIGA will continue to advance the case for a tax break for games production to ensure that the UK remains a leading player in video game development.”
Thu, May 12, 2011 | 06:29 BST
British Labour MP Tom Watson has come out in support of the games industry, calling for reforms to the Research and Development Tax Credit system.
Tue, May 03, 2011 | 17:17 BST
TIGA has announced it has elected five new directors to the Board, with positions being filled by various member of the UK games industry.