Aussie threat to game developers blunted

Aussie threat to game developers blunted
Digital economy minister Ginny Andersen (Image: Getty)
Jem Traylen
A rebate worth up to $3 million per year for game development studios is being hailed as saving the local industry from relocating to Australia.The scheme is closely modelled on a recently announced Australian initiative and will pay a 20% rebate, backdated to April 1 this year, to qualifying game developers who meet a $250,000 expenditure threshold per year.Speculation was rife about whether the industry would receive such support when the Digital Industry Transformation Plan was released without any fanfare on Monday.Digital economy minister...

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