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Tax breaks for UK games devs will happen despite Budget no show

It may have missed The Budget, but tax breaks for UK games developers will go ahead, MCV can reveal. High-level industry sources have told MCV that the European Commission has told UK Government officials that subsidies for production are approved, after a long-running investigation into whether they were really needed. …

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No games tax breaks in budget, but UKIE remains optimistic

The UK’s video games industry trade body says that tax breaks for video games developers remain a realistic hope. Rumour had spread prior to today’s budget from Chancellor George Osborne that the long-awaited tax breaks would be included as part of the statement. They did not, although the post-budget statement …

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The cost of releasing a modern smartphone game

The resources that ZeptoLab UK has put behind today’s release of Cut The Rope: Time Travel are really quite something. There wasn’t a marketing budget behind 2010’s Cut the Rope, which instead relied on good reviews and word of mouth to achieve its remarkable levels of success. But it’s a …

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Levine rubbishes claims that BioShock: Infinite cost $220m

Irrational Games boss Ken Levine has rubbished reports that BioShock: Infinite cost upwards of $200m to produce. The number comes from a New York Times article which alleged that development costs reached $100m with marketing coming in at an additional $100m. This sounds far-fetched, and indeed Levine took to Twitter …

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