Companies in Australia• There about 40 companies based in Melborn and Queensland as well as 8 in New Zealand• THQ Studio Australia Irrational Games Krome Studios• Game loft• Creative Assembly• There are less in australia due to the relese dates beigng 1 month later than the international market
Companies in Canada• 350 companies including• EA Black Box EA Canada EA Montreal Eidos Montreal Piranha Games Relic Entertainment Ubisoft Montreal Ubisoft Quebec Ubisoft Toronto Rockstar Vancouver
Tax breaks• Reseach and refundable development tax• Small companies get 45% tax offset• But they have to earn less than 20 million• So the larger companies are now trying to lose buisness to get under the 20 million
Gross income and average wages• Canada employ 16 thousand employees• The games industry earn an average slary of $62,000, more than double the overall average of just $29,000• The games industry contributes 1.7 billion to the canadian economy• "The economic break given to developers in Quebec is huge: companies can save up to 30 percent of payroll in tax credits, with a 7.5 percent bonus if the game includes a French- language version."
Gross income and average wages• Australia employ 700 employees• The games industry contributes 100 million to the Australian economyAverage wage for games is $73,000As opposed to $50,000 for the average nationalwage