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Number of UK Games Studios Grows to 620

A new report from TIGA has revealed that there were 620 game development studios in the UK last year, up from 448 in 2012. The number of staff working at each studio decreased however, suggesting a move towards small-scale indie studios. The majority of UK studios (59%) had five staff

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Video Games Industry Contributed £1.02bn to UK GDP in 2013

According to The Independent Games Developers Association (TIGA), the video games industry contributed £1.02bn (€1.3bn, $1.7bn) to the UK economy last year. This is an increase from £947m in 2012 and resulted in  £419m in tax revenues for the Treasury. Employment in the sector has hit

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Games Accounted for 41% of UK Entertainment Market in 2013

According to preliminary year-end figures from the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA), the UK entertainment market was worth £5.4 billion in 2013, up 4% from 2012. This figure includes the music, games and video market and is the highest recorded revenue in 5 years. Video games

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Ubisoft Acquires Future Games of London

Ubisoft has announced the acquisition of Hungry Shark developer, Future Games of London. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed but Ubisoft will bring on board the developer’s 41 employees along with their flagship franchise. Future Games was established in 2009 and main

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ERA estimates Next-Gen Consoles Sales Will Reach £1.2 Billion in the UK

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UK Now Has 20 Million Monthly Active Mobile Gamers

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Zynga readies its real-money gambling apps for Facebook

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Average Video Game Player is 35 Years Old

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UK Gaming Goes Casual as Consoles Decline

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Wii U sales are flagging, but there’s still hope for Nintendo

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‘Grand Theft Auto 5′ Most Anticipated Video Game Of 2013

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Digital Entertainment sales pass £1bn barrier for the first time in the UK

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European Games Market Growth Higher Than US

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Eurocom Studio lays off majority of staff

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U.K Free-to-Play market worth £216 million

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United Kingdom computer game publishing market to hit value of £545.5 million by 2018

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Mediatonic opens new Brighton studio

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Can Gaming Help Kids Learn?

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Next Level: Observations on the UK Gaming Market

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DeathWatch: Video Game Consoles

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Freemium Rush: Free-To-Play Gaming Now Makes Up More Than Half Of European Market

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Red Robot Labs Invests $2 Million To Expand Its Location-Based Publishing Activities

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UK Kids Game 8 Hours a Week, Average £581 Worth of Electronics Owned

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Social gaming Startup Playdemic Receives $3 Million in Funding From IBM Founder’s Family

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Tween Girls: The New Face of Gaming

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Wargaming Acquires BigWorld Middleware Firm For $45M

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All-Time Low For UK Games Retail

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Mobile Games Survey: Half of U.S. and U.K. Mobile Gamers Choose Mobile Devices as Primary Home Gaming Platform

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Mobile Plays Lead Role in Growth of Gaming

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SuperData Research & Newzoo: Global MMO Games Spending Exceeds $12bn