While the UK games industry trade body TIGA continues to lobby hard for videogame tax relief, a government-backed organisation is actively courting the development community. Originally established in 2004 and funded by the Department of Business Innovation and Skills, the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) has a remit to promote innovation within UK industry. The board has a billion pounds to invest into British businesses over the next three years – and it's asking the games industry for advice on how some of that money could be spent to aid their causes.
So who has control of this cash, who can claim it and what will be the benefits for the UK games industry? Edge spoke to Jeremy Silver, the board's lead specialist in creative industries, to find out more.