Timegate beats Southpeak in Section 8 lawsuit

Timegame Studios, developer of the Section 8 first person shooter, has just won an interesting lawsuit against publisher SouthPeak Interactive (via Houston Press and Courthouse News).  The case is a useful reminder of both the strength and weaknesses of arbitration, as well giving us some useful practical tips for drafting good publishing agreements (skip to… Continue reading Timegate beats Southpeak in Section 8 lawsuit

Game Group going into administration

Game Group, the UK’s last remaining high street retailer dedicated to games, filed papers to enter administration earlier this week.  Although this has been predicted for some time, it has still had a real impact on the UK games industry already – if only to renew debate about physical vs digital games retail. I spoke… Continue reading Game Group going into administration

The UK games tax break: opportunities and challenges

The UK government has just announced that it will grant production tax breaks to the games industry.  This was a bit of a surprise: the previous Labour government had agreed to grant tax breaks, but the new Tory/Lib Dem coalition government had frowned on it until this announcement. This is ofc great news for the… Continue reading The UK games tax break: opportunities and challenges