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March 21, 2005 at 11:49 pm #3900
Now, add onto this the costs of travelling from Ireland to meet publishers :rolleyes:
March 25, 2005 at 5:56 pm #19035
A little bit closer to home MAL !!
I know this is roughly a month old, I thought someone else would have posted it by now. Another small Island looking to attract a games industry – so anything coming from E.I., Forfas or IDA will have to compete with this kind of sterling and infastructure package if they want to be ‘competitive’ internationally as a game development location.
I wonder will this mean that Irish Start-up developers will be treated a little better by those agencies in this cycle ? emm no I don’t actually I’m fully confident the myopia will persist. some of the story is below:
<http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=5005> Isle of Man Seeks Gaming Companies Only a day after the Louisiana <http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=4997> announced its incentives program for videogame developers to set up shop in the American state, the small European nation of the Isle of Man is launching its own efforts to attract interactive entertainment
The Isle of Man is offering technology grants to video game and other interactive entertainment developers, to provide companies with financial incentive to choose the island nation as a foothold for their European presence. Financial assistance from the Isle of Man’s government could provide for up to 40% of a new office’s facilities construction, building improvements, office equipment, and other costs, as well as up to 50% for employee training.
Local technological infrastructure has also been improved over the last five years; the isle hosts Europe’s first HSDPA 3G network, as well as 100 percent broadband coverage and free broadband access for both companies and individuals. “”Because of our state-of-the art telecommunications and networking infrastructure, The Isle of Man is one of the most advanced and progressive European locations available to companies,” said Tim Craine, director of the Isle of Man’s e-business efforts.
More information on the Isle of Man, which is an internally
self-governing dependent territory of the British Crown, not part of the United Kingdom, but a member of the British Commonwealth, is available on the <http://www.gov.im/> country’s official website.
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