Scottish video games industry 'continues to grow'

Employment in the Scottish video games industry grew by more than 17% between November 2018 and April 2020, according to an industry body.

Research by Tiga found Scotland had 1,803 permanent and full-time equivalent creative staff working on games development in 96 companies.

This was up from 84 companies employing 1,537 staff in November 2018.

The sector also supported a further 3,296 indirect jobs - up from 2,810 in 2018.

The figures indicated that Scotland was home to the fourth largest games cluster in the UK, after London, the south east and the north west.

Tiga chief executive Richard Wilson said jobs growth in Scotland had been driven in part by inward investment from several major overseas companies and by strong growth in Scotland's larger studios.

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