Dundee Developer Urges Action to Help Games Industry

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In order to safeguard the future of the UK games industry and prevent the loss of thousands of jobs, the head of Dundee firm Realtime Worlds has said – the government should offer tax breaks to software development studios.

Colin MacDonald warned that the games industry, which employs nearly 30,000 people and contributes £1 billion to the gross domestic product, will decline unless action is taken.

Worldwide sales last year totalled more than £22 billion, making the video games market vital for the uk economy.

In the last two years, the UK which has traditionally been the third largest games developing country in the world, has fallen now behind Canada and South Korea.