How British video games became a billion pound industry (A Cool History Timeline)

Presented byIan LivingstoneGames entrepreneur

Creativity, ingenuity and global triumph

The global video games industry is estimated to be worth £80bn. While America and Japan dominate the market, the UK video games sector employs over 12,000 people, generating an annual revenue of £2.5bn.

From a handful of hobbyists coding in their spare time to big teams, big budgets and million dollar profits, the story of British video games is one of fantastical imagination, irreverent humour and the coding skills of some standout personalities.

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