TIGA GameDev Event in Sheffield

Wednesday 14 May 2014


Location: Electric Works, Sheffield Digital Campus, Sheffield S1 2BJ

Timings: 3.00pm - 9.30pm


Sheffield GameDev Event - Part of the TIGA Games Tax Relief Tour

Benefits of attending GameDev event:

  • Learn about how you can successfully apply for and claim Games Tax Relief
  • Give you a chance to play games from local companies and students
  • Hear from the developers behind games such as Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed, BigFest and Strangers Wrath
  • Free drinks, food & networking

Games Tax Relief Speakers:

  • Jackie Mccomish, Creative Industries Unit, HMRC
  • Richard Heap, Partner, Kingston Smith LLP
  • Richard Wilson, CEO of TIGA

Practical advice provided on this area will include:

  • Which development costs will be eligible for GTR?
  • What kinds of businesses can claim Games Tax Relief?
  • How much can games companies claim back, in the event of a profit, or a loss?
  • How does the cultural test actually work?
  • Examples of games that would pass the cultural test.
  • What business models are best suited to GTR?
  • How GTR will affect smaller games businesses?
  • What should those developers looking to take advantage of GTR do next?
  • How will GTR affect existing measures such as R&D tax credits and the patent box?

What is the evening session about?

  • We have a fantastic panel including a mix of local studios: Sumo Digital, games studio behind Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed and Split/Second: Velocity.
  • Steel Minions Games Studio who are working on games such as Bounceback Minis and Zool Planets
  • On The Metal who are working on BigFest for SCEE XDev
  • Just Add Water Developments who are working on Strangers Wrath
  • Sumo Digital, On The Metal and Just Add Water Developments showcasing

Full line-up of panellists/speakers here.

Free to attend & you can register here.

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