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RETìníZE closes £2 million seed investment round led by Sure Valley Ventures

RETìníZE Limited, the award-winning creative-tech company based in Belfast, has closed a £2 million seed round led by Sure...


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The Pixel Mill mentors

We are looking for experienced freelancers from the video game industry to provide mentoring services at our collaborative...


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European Games Co-production Market call for applications

Are you struggling with the completion of your financing? Do you need a specific expertise? Do you want to access European...


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Tranzfuser competition is open for applications

Teams of graduates from across the UK are invited to apply to their nearest Tranzfuser Local Hub to be in with a chance of...


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Girls Make Games course

Kippie CIC is excited to announce another round of its successful course, Girls Make Games, for girls aged 10-13 starting...


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The Pixel Mill Trainees – Trainee Producer (video games)

The Pixel Mill Trainee 2022 – Trainee Producer (Video Games) is an entrant scheme for aspiring video game producers. We...


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Community Strategy for Indie Studios workshop

The Pixel Mill is hosting a Community Strategy for Indie Studios workshop on Thursday 3rd March at 10:30am. The session...


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The Ukie Hub Crawl returns for a hybrid series of events

The Ukie Hub Crawl is back! Join fellow games developers and publishers and identify new opportunities and strategies to...


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Platform @ The Pixel Mill is open for applications

Platform is a business accelerator programme for video game companies in Northern Ireland aimed at supporting companies to...


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Federation of Small Businesses Workshop

The Pixel Mill will be hosting an online talk with Graeme Weir from the Federation of Small Businesses on Thursday 20th...


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Tranzfuser 2022: Are you a passionate graduate game dev?

Are you a passionate graduate game dev? Are you interested in taking part in Tranzfuser 2022? There will be a single...


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Screen Academies accepting applications for VFX and game development workshops

Screen Academies have released new dates for its upcoming workshops across VFX and game development. Both academies will run...


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The Pixel Mill Trainees 2022 (Community Management) development opportunity

The Pixel Mill Trainee 2022 (Community Manager) is an entrant scheme for aspiring video game marketers. We are looking for...


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Hungri Games opens a new studio in Northern Ireland

Turkish mobile game studio, Hungri Games, has today announced they are opening a new studio in Belfast and is actively...


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Q&A With A Publisher Workshop

The Pixel Mill is hosting a Q&A with a Publisher workshop with Sega Content and Partnerships Manager Julia Kenny...


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Technical Artist Workshops

The Pixel Mill is running a series of workshops on Technical Art in Video Games for artists, modellers and animators...


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NI pupils urged to take part in the Big Games Review 2021

Northern Ireland’s young gamers are being given the chance to play a leading role in the future of one of the fastest...


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The Pixel Mill Workshop – Essentials of Employment Law

The Pixel Mill will be hosting an online workshop for interactive companies with the Labour Relations Agency on the Essentials...


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New Entrant Workshops

The Pixel Mill is hosting a series of workshops for new entrants in the video and interactive industry from Tuesday 19th...


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The Pixel Mill Workshop – Q&A with a Publisher

The Pixel Mill is hosting a Q&A with a Publisher workshop with Secret Mode Director of Publishing James...


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Animotive Shorts Scheme

We have launched an animation/VR pitching competition for entry level filmmakers currently working in the animation and...


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XRX development programme

XRX is a new programme aimed at supporting companies working on innovative ideas within the XR industry. The programme, which...


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Pixel Mill Workshop – Boosting Game Development through Production

The Pixel Mill is hosting a workshop on Boosting Game Development Through Production with Davy Johnstone, Senior Producer,...


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The Pixel Mill Workshop – Game Design for Live Ops

The Pixel Mill is hosting a workshop on Game Design for Live Ops with Linzi Campbell, Senior Game Designer, CCP. The...


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MiniGame

MiniGame is open to video game studios based in Northern Ireland that are working towards developing their first game....


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Apprenticeships in the creative & digital sectors

Ulster University is hosting a free virtual webinar on apprenticeships in the creative and digital sectors on Tuesday 15th...


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Local landmarks feature in new city-management game by Belfast game developer Blackstaff Games

Today, Belfast game developer Blackstaff Games in partnership with Merge Games released Buildings Have Feelings Too!, a unique...


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The Pixel Mill’s Platform success

The Pixel Mill is saying goodbye to this year’s Platform companies and is delighted to announce that Infosoft...


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Leadership workshops for the interactive sector

We are running a series of workshops on leadership skills within the interactive sector. The workshops are aimed at company...


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The Tranzfuser Enterprise pathway is open for applications

The Tranzfuser Enterprise Pathway is open for applications. Enterprise Pathway is for aspiring professional games...


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NI Game Awards 2021: Winners

Last weekend saw the first ever virtual NI Game Awards take place live from Farset Labs in Belfast, celebrating two years...


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Out of Tune Games launch its first ever game: Crooks Like Us

Out of Tune Games first ever game, Crooks Like Us, will be available for early access on PC and Mac via Steam on Wednesday...


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Restart Game Jam projects available to play now

Participants on The Pixel Mill’s RESTART programme recently completed a two-week game jam producing eight games, all of...


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Whitepot’s Stargazing available for free from 3rd March

Whitepot Studio’s new mobile game, Stargazing will be released on iOS and Android for free from Wednesday 3rd...


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Blackstaff Games and Merge Games announce digital and physical release of Buildings Have Feelings Too!

Blackstaff Games and Merge Games have announced that their game, Buildings Have Feelings Too!, will be available for purchase...


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Fís Games Summit 2021 announce line-up with Warren Spector

Galway Film Centre has announced the line-up for the inaugural Fís Games Summit which will take place online as a series...


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Shortlist announced for NI Game Awards

After a long nomination process with over 150 nominations, the shortlisted nominees in the six main categories of the NI Game...


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The NI Game Awards are back and broadcasting live from Belfast on Saturday 6th March

The NI Game Awards return to Belfast this year for a live broadcast on Saturday 6th March. Supported by Northern Ireland...


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Global Game Jam goes virtual: Friday 29th January

NI Game Dev Network and Farcet Labs have teamed up to host the first ever virtual Global Game Jam (GGJ) on Friday...


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The Pixel Mill’s Platform 2021 programme is open for applications

Platform is the accelerator programme for video game companies in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland Screen is seeking teams...


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Restart – training scheme for those wishing to get into the games industry

Video game development is a fast growing and vibrant industry which reaches audiences across the world. Within Northern...


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RETìníZE selected to join Digital Catapult’s Augmentor acceleration programme

RETìníZE is one of ten innovative start-ups that has been selected from the UK’s immersive community to join the fourth...


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Multiscreen Freelancers Fund

Multiscreen Freelancers is a pilot fund that encourages Northern Ireland interactive companies (video games, immersive) to...


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Billy Goat Entertainment announce Supermarket Shriek’s PS4 release date

Billy Goat Entertainment and PQube have announced the release date for Supermarket Shriek. Developed with funding from...


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Inertial Drift from Level 91 Entertainment released today

Today is the official release of Inertial Drift, the arcade racer game from Northern Ireland indie developer Level 91...


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VR Hackathon

Northern Ireland Screen and Future Screens NI, in partnership with SideQuestVR and Digital Catapult’s Immersive Labs, invite...


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Northern Ireland based game development studios selected for Creative Europe MEDIA Programme

Two Northern Ireland based Game Development Studios, Italic Pig and Brain and Nerd, have each been awarded €150,000 as part...


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Unity Developer Programme

Northern Ireland Screen and Digital Catapult NI, with the support of Future Screens NI, have partnered with Unity to deliver...


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UX and UI in Video Games Workshop

The Pixel Mill will be hosting a 2-day online interactive workshop on UX and UI in video games on 18th & 19th...


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Boost – Video Game Business Bootcamp

Boost is a support programme designed for Northern Ireland video game studios who are seeking to secure significant funding or...


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Writing for Video Games workshop

The Pixel Mill will be hosting an online workshop on Writing for Video Games on Tuesday 28th July from 10am to 5pm. The...


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Supermarket Shriek to be available on more gaming devices this year

Billy Goat Entertainment and PQube have announced that they are bringing Supermarket Shriek to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4...


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The Pixel Mill Trainees 2020 (Community Management) Skills Development Programme

The Pixel Mill Trainees 2020 (Community Management) is the new entrant scheme for aspiring video game marketers. Northern...


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Funding and Publishing for Indie Games online workshops with The Pixel Mill

The Pixel Mill is hosting an online workshop and one-to-one sessions on funding and publishing for indie video game...


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Digital Catapult’s Augmentor launches today

Digital Catapult’s Augmentor has launched its 12 week acceleration programme for B2B immersive startups developing...


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Inertial Drift to be physically released in August

Inertial Drift will be released on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC in both digital and physical format on Friday 7th August....


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Pixel Mill Trainees 2020 applications are open

Pixel Mill Trainees 2020 is the new entrant scheme for aspiring video game developers. Northern Ireland Screen is looking for...


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Video Game Marketing Workshops

Running from the 19th-21st May at 3pm. Sessions will last 1 hr and half with 60 minutes of talks and 30mins Q&A...


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Tranzfuser 2020 deadline extended

***Deadline for applications has been extended to Wednesday 29th April at 12 noon*** Tranzfuser 2020 is now open for...


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Hypixel Studios to establish headquarters in Derry~Londonderry with support from Riot Games

Creators of the anticipated game Hytale to set up their first physical office with support from Riot Games Hypixel Studios,...


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Games Development Academy Taster Sessions with Nerve Belfast

Nerve Belfast is running a number of taster sessions as part of the Games Development Academy. The Academy will take place on...


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Platform @ The Pixel Mill welcomes successful companies to the programme

The Pixel Mill is delighted to announce the successful companies that will be part of Platform, the new accelerator programme...


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Digital Catapult open-call: CreativeXR

Digital Catapult and Arts Council England’s CreativeXR is looking for creative teams working with virtual, augmented or...


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Tranzfuser 2020 is now open for applications

Tranzfuser 2020 is now open for applications! Organised by UK Games Talent and Finance CIC (UKGTF) and funded by the UK...


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Jamfuser 2020 registration now open

Welcome to Jamfuser 2020! Jamfuser is a game jam that feeds into Tranzfuser (a UK-wide talent development programme for...


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Applications for Games Development Academy now open

The Northern Ireland Screen Games Development Academy is now open for applications! This Academy is a unique training and...


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Italic Pig Nominated for Best Indie Developer at Pocket Gamer Mobile Games Awards 2020

Northern Ireland video game company Italic Pig is thrilled to have been nominated as one of ten companies throughout the UK...


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Applications for Platform at The Pixel Mill is now open

Platform is the new accelerator programme for video game companies in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland Screen is seeking...


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Ukie Hub Crawl coming to Belfast

The Hub Crawl is back! Come and join fellow games developers and publishers and identify new opportunities and strategies to...


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Supermarket Shriek nominated for MCV/Develop Award

Billy Goat Entertainment’s Supermarket Shriek has been nominated for the Audio Innovation of the Year award at the 2020...


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UK Games Fund round 6 now open for applications

Applications are now being taken for round 6 of the UK Games Fund. Round 6 is open to all UK-based game developers with less...


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Global Game Jam 2020 to take place at Farset Labs

Farset Labs will be hosting the Belfast site of the international hackathon Global Game Jam for its 8th year, with support...


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StoryFutures to run Immersive Bootcamp

‘How to Become an Immersive Creator’ is a bootcamp from The National Centre for Immersive Storytelling, in...


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Italic Pig selected to work with Industrial Light and Magic

Northern Ireland video game company Italic Pig have been selected as one of five UK companies to be mentored by Industrial...


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Games Development Academy

The Northern Ireland Screen Games Development Academy is a unique training and experience programme, which focuses on core...


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Future Screens NI host free storytelling workshop for interactive sector

Future Screens NI is running a free workshop on storytelling in the interactive sector (VR/AR/Gaming). Super Story...


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Creative Europe Video Game Development Fund – Information Session

Creative Europe is holding an information session about its Video Game Development Fund in The Pixel Mill on Friday 6th...


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Italic Pig and The Irregular Corporation are About to Embark on a Jurassic Journey of Prehistoric Proportions

Northern Ireland’s game development studio Italic Pig, UK publishers The Irregular Corporation, and Northern Ireland Screen...


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NI Gaming Industry insight sessions

Specialist training and design thinking Consultancy Company, Rejig are hosting two highly interactive insight gathering...


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Nerve Belfast hosts games development meet-up

On Monday 7th October, Nerve Belfast is hosting a round table discussion at The Pixel Mill in Ormeau Baths Innovation...


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Games Design open day at Ulster University

On Saturday 5th October, Ulster University is hosting an open day for the Games Design course at the Belfast Campus. The...


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Italic Pig’s Infinite Hotel has been nominated for Raindance Film Festival Immersive Summit Award

Northern Ireland’s Italic Pig’s, The Infinite Hotel, game has been nominated for Best Immersive Game at the...


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Hypixel’s Hytale nominated for Most Wanted Game Award

Hytale from Derry-based Hypixel Studios has been nominated in the Most Wanted Game category at the 37th Golden Joystick...


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Surroundscapes – The Power of Immersive Sound

Digital Catapult NI’s Surroundscapes event is an opportunity to explore the importance of sound within immersive...


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PlayMyDemo!

The NI Game Dev Network are hosting PlayMyDemo on Tuesday 13th August from 6pm at The Pixel Mill. This is a chance for local...


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Belfast studio selected for Tranzfuser 2019

Tranzfuser, the graduate talent development competition from UK Games Talent and Finance CIC (UKGTF) and funded by the UK...


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Seminar – Designing Games for Discoverability with Jason Della Rocca

Northern Ireland Screen is hosting a development seminar on Designing Games for Discoverability with Jason Della Rocca...


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Applications open for The Pixel Mill’s Internship Programme

TRAINEE QUALITY ASSURANCE GAMES TESTER 2019-20 Northern Ireland Screen’s PIXEL MILL intends to run a skills development...


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Immerse UK Investment Accelerator briefing event at Digital Catapult NI

Digital Catapult Northern Ireland is holding a briefing event for the Immerse UK Investment Accelerator on Monday 10th June...


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The Pixel Mill 2019/20 – Now accepting applications

Northern Ireland Screen is inviting applications from companies to take part in The Pixel Mill’s 2019/20 programme....


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Introducing the first ever Jamfuser

Jamfuser is a game jam that feeds into Tranzfuser (a UK wide talent development programme for graduates looking to break in...


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Belfast – Ukie Hub Crawl: Getting Investment Ready

The Hub Crawl is back! Come and join fellow games developers and publishers and identify new opportunities and strategies to...


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Northern Ireland Screen hosting talk with Dolby

Northern Ireland Screen is hosting a talk with Dolby to examine how developers can integrate Dolby Atmos using the Microsoft...


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Virtual Reality Audience Testing by Digital Catapult

Digital Catapult is hosting a Virtual Reality Audience Testing event at the Immersive Lab in Ormeau Baths on Thursday 13th...


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The Pixel Mill is open!

The Pixel Mill, a creative co-working space in Ormeau Baths Innovation Centre designed to hot house local game development...


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‘EVIL DEAD: VIRTUAL NIGHTMARE’ RELEASES ON SAMSUNG GEAR

Mobile games publisher Boomdash Digital has announced the official release of a new action-packed VR game on Samsung Gear VR...


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CREATIVE INDUSTRIES PARTNERSHIP WILL DRIVE THE GENERATION OF OVER £6 BILLION

Cross sector creative partnership, Future Screens NI – a collaboration between Ulster University, Queen’s University...


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VIDEO GAME TAX RELIEF ROUND TABLE

Northern Ireland Screen is hosting a lunchtime round table with Colm Seeley of the BFI on Video Game Tax Relief on Friday 19...


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