Friday 23 March 2007

CNZ to fund video game development?

Okay - that's totally speculative. In fact - not even speculative, utterly baseless.

What triggered it though was an article by Bruce Gain on Wired about the French government's newly announced sponsorship of the French video gaming industry.

Earlier this month, three game designers were inducted into the French Order of Arts and Literature. France has also recently signed tax breaks for video games made in France into law.

The breaks are only available for some projects: Gain cites an advisor to the culture ministry as saying "The games must have a narration of some kind and a scenario written in French with elements of adventure or simulation games."

Surprising fact I gleaned from this article: the game for King Kong was made by leading French video game company Ubisoft.

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