So, what is a videogame? TIGA, the trade associate representing the UK videogames industry, has submitted its definition, making its case that a precise meaning for “videogames” will be useful ahead of the implementation of games tax relief in the United Kingdom.
The body has submitted the following definition to the UK Government:
A game is interactive entertainment software whose primary purpose is to entertain or educate.
TIGA says the definition was created with the intention of being as short and as wide as possible, and future proof.
Dr Richard Wilson, CEO of TIGA explained:
As well as being of general interest, a specific definition of what makes a videogame will have a practical application in so far as games tax relief. It will ensure that tax relief is aimed at the right sector for the benefit of those squarely in the videogame sector.
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