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Balls calls for more government support for the UK games industry

Coalition putting Scottish games industry at risk

Labour MP Ed Balls has heavily criticised the coalition government for their treatment of the games industry.

The current redundancies in Dundee have prompted the former cabinet minister to speak out on the axing of the proposed tax relief scheme for UK developers.

Balls wrote on his blog: "The Tory-Lib Dem government is putting the future of the computer games industry in Scotland at risk."

He continued: "The terrible news this week about Realtime Worlds could be just the start unless the coalition government rethinks its decisions which are costing jobs and risking the recovery."

Thanks Gamasutra.