Channel 4 confirms £1m games blitz

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a number of new games based on some of its most popular TV IP.

HeraldScotland reports that Dundee developers Tag Games and Dynamo have been signed up for the work, with the former making apps based on comedy Peep Show and reality series Come Dine With Me and the latter working on apps for How To Look Good Naked and Beauty Town.

In addition, TV production company Headlight Scotland is to produce a three-part TV series about the Dundee games development sector.

The total investment has been pegged at 1m and represents about ten per cent of the channel’s digital budget.

The move is especially timely considering the recent upheaval in Dundee following the troubles at APB developer Realtime Worlds.

It is a timely investment,” media project manager for Channel 4 Creative Diversity Ian Mackenzie stated. This is a very positive counter point to the bad news of Realtime Worlds. This investment is one example of people recognising the talent that is in Dundee.”

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