Like the ESA, but no E3
Realtime Worlds, the developers of awaited GTA-style MMO All Points Bulletin, as announced that they are joining TIGA - The Independent Game Developer's Association. TIGA is the UK's equivalent of the ESA - the folks who put on E3 every year.
Based in Dundee, Scotland and founded in 2002, Realtime Worlds is currently developing APB (All Points Bulletin), a PC and Xbox 360 MMO due 2009. The company raised $50 million in series B funding in March 2008, part of which went toward regaining global distribution rights for APBs forthcoming release.
Tiga now includes 157 members, most of which are game developers, in the UK and in Europe. The associations recent activities include calling on the UK government to implement Georgia-style tax breaks for game developers and partnering with the ELSPA to to promote the country's video game industry to the government, parliament, and the media with a campaign titled Games Up?'
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