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    The UK and Irish Game Industries

    Kerr, Aphra (2012) The UK and Irish Game Industries. In: The Video Game Industry. Formation, Present State, and Future. Routledge, New York, pp. 116-133. ISBN 9781138803831

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    This chapter will look at the origins, present state and key policy issues facing the games industry in the United Kingdom (UK), including Scotland, Wales, England, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland (R. of Ireland); home to memorable titles like Grand Theft Auto, Tomb Raider, SingStar and Little Big Planet and middleware technology by companies like Havok. The growth of new mobile platforms, the diffusion of the Internet and the increase in state financial support for game development in Canada and South East Asia have introduced both challenges and opportunities over the last decade.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: UK; Ireland; Games Industry;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 6368
    Depositing User: Prof. Aphra Kerr
    Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2015 15:07
    Publisher: Routledge
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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