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RSA grant aids 20 jobs

Games firm expanding Stirling studio

Fiona HyslopSimulation games developer and publishing company Dovetail Games is adding 20 jobs to its current payroll of 30 after receiving funding help from Scottish Enterprise.

The firm, which creates digital simulation games that recreate real world situations, will use £200,000 regional selective assistance (RSA) to support the expansion of its studio in Stirling.

The computer games sector currently employs 1,100 in Scotland, generating a turnover of £93 million.

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop (pictured), who toured the Dovetail’s Stirling facilities, said: “This expansion is an exciting development for our creative industries, and will no doubt help attract even more talent to Scotland

“Dovetail is an ambitious and innovative company succeeding in our flourishing video games sector. Scottish Enterprise funding will help grow its Scottish operation.”

Paul Jackson, CEO of Dovetail Games said: “The Interactive Entertainment industry is one of the most exciting places to be right now. We are known for our passion in creating and publishing world-class content that is globally exported.

“Securing this RSA funding means we can grow our Stirling team and evolve our business in line with our ambitions. Scotland is a fantastic business location for us, especially as we know the talent we want to recruit is on our doorstep.”

Anke Heggie, head of company growth at Scottish Enterprise, said: “Dovetail Games is a great example of a business where our tailored and strategic support allows the company to accelerate its growth to the next level. Support like this is critical for the long term future of Scotland’s creative industries.”

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