As the gaming industry continues to call for tax breaks in Britain, David Crookes looks at why the government would do well to listen.
Two years ago, Britain was the third largest producer of games in the world. Today, it is the fourth and a year from now it could well be the fifth. Gaming development in this country is slipping faster down the league than Newcastle United and yet, despite a cry for help, the UK government is doing little.
It's a situation that frustrates those who head up Britain's successful and thriving game development companies. They look at an industry raking in more than £1 billion each year and wonder why more isn't being done to protect it.