R&D Tax Credits for the Gaming Industry

The gaming industry, a booming sector projected to exceed $300 billion by 2025, fosters unrivaled realism, diverse experiences, and endless entertainment. From casual mobile gamers to dedicated streamers, the industry caters to everyone. This explosive growth has reshaped the landscape for studios of all sizes. Small teams now compete with giants and offer a vast array of gaming choices and platforms.

However, game development involves significant cost and risk, especially for smaller studios. R&D tax credits can be a game-changer, providing crucial financial support to fuel innovation.

Here's how the gaming industry qualifies:

  • Technical and financial risks: The very nature of game development aligns with R&D criteria.
  • High-level talent: Salaries of internal and external developers are considered qualified research expenses (QREs) – a substantial portion of most gaming companies' investments.

By recognizing the R&D opportunities within their operations, gaming companies can unlock substantial tax savings and fuel their ongoing journey and innovation.

case study
A game studio based in the US began an extensive research and development effort to make the leap into Virtual Reality (VR) over the course of several years.
The total federal and state tax credit


For their first full year of development

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R&D Tax Credit Qualification for Game Development

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