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Welsh casual games firm OysterWorld falls into administration

Welsh games outfit OysterWorld has fallen into administration. As reported by the BBC, 50 people have lost their jobs. The firm has received 1.4m in Welsh Government grants over the last two years. The developer owes 2m, say administrators Kreston Reeves. The firm decided to enter administration after major creditors …

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UK Government has paid games developers £45.9m in tax relief

The Video Games Tax Relief has seen almost 46m paid to UK studios over the last two years, HMRC has said. Just 500,000 were paid to studios during the 2014 – 2015 tax year. However, in the 2015 – 2016 tax year, there was 130 claimants, who together received 45.4m …

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Telltale unveils cast for upcoming Batman game series

Ahead of what will surely be an onslaught of news, Telltale has updated fans on its impending new Batman game. Batman – A Telltale series (the fact the studio’s name is in the title, just highlights how far that company has come) is due this summer. It is a five-part …

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Rakuten.co.uk faces closure

Updated: Rakuten.co.uk may be closed by the end of August, the marketplace has told sellers. The retail marketplace, which was formed in 2014 after Rakuten acquired Play.com, informed those that utilise the service that they are talking to employees about the closure of the entire operation and the Cambridge office. …

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Women in Games Awards: The Top 30 revealed

The Top 30 Women in Games are today announced, with the spotlight being shone on the most influential and inspirational female professionals from across the whole of the UK industry. The Top 30 – voted for by a panel of leading industry executives will be honoured at an awards ceremony …

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Dara O’Briain to host video games TV show on Dave

Hit Edinburgh stage show Go 8 Bit is coming to TV this autumn, and will be hosted by Dara O’Briain. Cannily titled: Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit, the show will consist of six episodes and be screened on TV channel Dave. Each episode will feature team captains Steve McNeil and …

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