Vidgame biz hits next level

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Low-budget filmmakers are finding their projects a good for the increasing number of platforms available to content creators. And they’re even launching sequels (“V/H/S,” left), just like a studio. Page 4 Though Cannes doesn’t kick off until May, optimistic bizzers are licking their chops in anticaption of a market that figures to offer a wider array of commercially attractive projects than ever before. The feast of Cannes Lara Croft is among the most recognizable avatars in vidgames. But female protags are rare, and a male-dominated universe of players is just one of the reasons why. Breaking the software ceiling Page 10 Many nations are beginning to consider videogame development in the same way they look at film production. The result: Britain is the latest country to offer the biz the same tax breaks it dangles at filmmakers.

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