The Trade Association which is representing the United Kingdom Games Industry, TIGA, today hailed the launch of the new Apple iPad. TIGA welcomes its potential for bringing creative opportunities for Game Developers.
CEO of Tag Games, Paul Farley, Stated that “The Apple iPad is another huge milestone in the move from games being consumed via physical retail to digital platforms. The iPhone is a hard act to follow, yet the impact of the iPad on the games industry could be equally as large. It is a distributive ‘game changer’ that heralds not only a new form factor for games and digital media consumption, but a further opportunity for innovative and creative games to be brought to market by independent UK game producers.”
CEO of TIGA, Richard Wilson, stated that “The iPad is a potentially exciting development for the games industry. As well its size and resolution, the iPad provides a new device for gaming, sitting between consoles and mobile platforms. It could provide a further fillip to smaller game developers as the cost for game development on this platform should be lower in comparison to console games.”
Jason Kingsley, Chairman of TIGA, CEO and Creative Director of Rebellion, said:
Chairman of TIGA, Creative Director and CEO of Rebellion, Jason Kingsley explained that “The iPad creates further opportunities for game developers to provide exciting games on a new platform for new customers. I am confident that UK game developers will grasp this opportunity.”