In terms of annual revenue the computer game industry surpassed the film industry many years ago, but despite the extraordinary sums of money available to the savvy entrepreneur, the government has decided to step in and ‘help’.
The 2013-14 Budget contains $20m over three years to establish the Australian Interactive Games Fund to ‘help support the development of the interactive video games industry in Australia’.
Just think, the next time you buy an Australian made game for your iphone, you may be paying for it twice, once with your before tax income and again with your after tax income.
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