UK games industry begins to grow again
It has been quite a torrid time for games development in the UK but things seem to have finally turned a corner with growth being reported once again.
The latest research published by UK trade association TIGA shows that money invested, staff employed in studios, the number of studios and tax revenues all increased between 2011 and 2012.
The number of developers in the UK rose from 329 in 2011 to 448 in 2012 which is a significant number given that we lost major studios like Bizarre Creations and Sony's Studio Liverpool in that time.
TIGA chairman Jason Kingsley said, "The UK games development sector is back on track. Mobile and internet based gaming provide opportunities for growth; we have access to a highly skilled and creative workforce; and TIGA's Games Tax Relief will give a further boost to employment and investment from April 2013. The UK has everything to play for."