45 games approved for French tax breaks

By Patrick Garratt, Monday, 23 February 2009 10:30 GMT


The French government has awarded 45 in-development games tax breaks, cuts likely to generate up to €40 million (£35 million) for local developers.

Around 120 projects were presented for evaluation, but those selected met the “criteria of quality, originality” and contributed to “cultural diversity” in order to receive the cash boost.

“Right from the start, the DG Competition wanted to impose a very strict cultural frame for games to be eligible to any incentive,” said Guillaume de Fondaumière, president of French trade body SNJV.

“After almost two years of argumentation, we had obtained a number of concessions which I hoped would enable a significant number of projects to benefit from this tax credit.”

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