Realtime Worlds urges Scottish developers to join Tiga

Realtime Worlds urges Scottish developers to join Tiga

By Ed Fear

August 6th 2008 at 1:45PM

Crackdown developer makes call as it joins developer association

Dundee-based studio Realtime Worlds has signed up as a member of Tiga.

The studio, which developed the critically-acclaimed Crackdown and is currently working on massively-multiplayer title APB, is calling for more studios to join the cause.

“The time is right for Realtime Worlds to join Tiga," said Dave Jones, CEO and creative director of Realtime Worlds. "Realtime Worlds has been greatly encouraged by Tiga’s increased levels of activity on many fronts and by its determination to represent games developers throughout the UK. We urge other games developers, particularly in Scotland, to work with Tiga in advancing the cause of the games development sector. Realtime Worlds is looking forward to working with Tiga in the months and years ahead.”

Richard Wilson, CEO of Tiga, added: “I am delighted by Realtime Worlds’ decision to join Tiga. Realtime Worlds is one of the most respected games development businesses in the UK, producing games of the highest quality and originality. Tiga is changing. We are engaging more effectively with politicians and with policy makers, we are raising the media profile of the video games industry and we are expanding the range of services available to Tiga members. Realtime Worlds’ accession to Tiga is a vote of confidence in our new strategy."

“Games developers must work together if we are to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business," he said. "Tiga already provides a powerful voice for the video games industry in political and governmental circles. If more games businesses follow Realtime Worlds’ lead and join Tiga, we will be able to represent the games development industry still more effectively, in Scotland, England and indeed, throughout the UK.”