New figures from TIGA on the videogames industry in the UK. TIGA’s new figures show that between 2008 and 2011, 197 videogame studios and development firms closed in the UK. While film is lauded and lavishly funded with tax breaks pick-ups, training health-boosts, and cool overseas marketing weapons… the animation and videogames industries are allowed to play without armour and get stomped on by the monsters of the recession.