Shadow Culture Secretary Ed Vaizey (left), a consistent supporter of the UK’s video game industry, said this week that the British Government was too focused on the video game violence issue and not paying enough attention to helping the industry grow.
I’m delighted to be speaking to the London Games Conference. The games sector is one of the most successful creative industries in the UK, but it has been forgotten by Government.
While Canada and France aggressively compete to attract talent, all our politicians can talk about is video games violence.
Yet games should be a dream for a politician – it recruits people qualified in difficult subjects, like maths and computer science; it’s regional; and it’s successful and world-beating. Government backing should be a no-brainer.