Tax breaks lead to proprietary tech, says GDAA

Warren Currell to speak on Canadian benefits ahead of Game Connect event.

Greg Bondar, CEO of the Game Developers' Association of Australia, is continuing to lobby the Australian government on the issue of tax breaks for games developers.

According to Bondar over 300 companies are now involved in the development of videogames in Canada, where the government offers state aid to the industry, and stated that 56 per cent of those are "developing proprietary technology" as a direct result.

To underline the situation the GDAA has invited Warren Currell, from Sherpa Games, to share his experience on the Canadian system, and specifically how it promotes the creation of IP and cultural products, as well as helping employment.

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