Posted on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 1:44 PM by Tim Bowers
Over the past few years the gaming industry has opened up. For much of the ‘noughties’ gaming design, creation and publishing was firmly in the hands of the major corporations but now more and more independent developers are appearing and creating wonderful games.
During the 80’s and 90’s the UK was a central hub for gaming creations with companies like Codemasters, Edios Interactive and Blitz Game Studios playing large roles, unfortunately during the past decade a lot of technology and talent was lost to places like the US and Canada but, now there is a big push to again make the UK a main player within the gaming industry.
The Launch Conference is taking place in Birmingham between 13th & 14th November and aims to give people an insight, not only on how to get involved in the games industry but on how to start from the ground up.
The Conference is a two day annual event and will feature speakers and presentations from some of gaming’s biggest players who are all there will the aim to help give advice on how to get a career, start a business or promote a product.
In March 2012 the UK Chancellor announced tax reliefs for the gaming industry which will allow the UK to continue the recent boom it has had with independent development and also make the UK a more attractive place to work for the larger gaming companies.
Sega, EA and Codemasters, to name a few, will all be there talking about the challenges the UK gaming industry faces, the prospects for the industry now tax reliefs have been announced and the best way to overcome the difficulties and make use of the opportunities out there.
“The annual conference for nearly 300 people focuses on the developer community and encourages the games industry to start, develop and grow their business hearing from global brands which culminates in this 2-day event which has been built on a programme of successful LAUNCH meetups, seminars and events throughout the year.” said organiser of the conference, Matthew Hidderley of Birmingham Science Park.
Details on the Launch Conference and how to attend can be found here: http://launchconference.co.uk/
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