Video Games:Written question - 165617

Asked by Jo Stevens
(Cardiff Central)

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Asked on: 18 July 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Video Games
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has made any assessment of recent trends in growth of the independent video game development sector.
Answered by: Margot James
Answered on: 23 July 2018

We have not published any specific analysis of growth trends in the independent video game sector. However, the latest DCMS Sector Economic Estimates report on employment, published on 18th July 2018, shows that jobs across the wider computer games sector more than doubled between 2011 and 2017. Our estimates indicate that UK computer games sector employment in 2011 was 13,000, increasing to 20,000 in 2015, 23,000 in 2016 and 30,000 in 2017.

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