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Welcome to Italy Games Week on GamesIndustry.biz

A whole week of articles looking at the country's rapidly growing games scene

Last month, GamesIndustry.biz visited First Playable in Italy to meet the Italian games industry.

During the event, we met with 14 different game developers, spoke with the country's trade body the IIDEA and received detailed research on the growth and the state of the industry in the country.

Italy is a significant territory for video games. It is one of the Top Five European markets for game sales. Yet its development scene has struggled due to a lack of support from Government and education. But that's beginning to change, with new studios emerging, existing ones expanding rapidly, education improving and the introduction of tax breaks.

Over the next five days, GamesIndustry.biz will be taking a closer look at Italy's video games industry. Alongside the latest data, we will be publishing the views and thoughts of the trade body IIDEA, major studios like Ubisoft Milan and Milestone, plus a plethora of smaller and growing teams.

We begin our coverage with the latest research into the size of Italy's video games scene.

Italy Games Week Coverage (so far):

The size of Italy's games industry grew 50% in 2022

"There's almost an industry here now" – The rapid growth of the Italian games business

Reply Games: We want to be the Italian PlatinumGames

From Mario to Star Wars: What's next for Ubisoft Milan

"I dream of an Italian game developer opening a studio in the UK"

"What are the biggest games in Italy?"

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Christopher Dring

Head of Games B2B

Chris is a 15-year media veteran specialising in the business of video games. And, erm, Doctor Who