Video games tax relief in Poland - panel discussion
Mariusz Szypura is the owner and CEO of a Warsaw-based independent game developing studio called Telehorse.
Szypura studied at Poznan University of Technology. He has worked for advertising agencies as a graphic designer and creative director. He has been in charge of hundreds of campaigns and projects. He has co-operated with major record labels and designed several album covers. One of them was Silver Rocket’s ‘Tesla’, for which he won the Fryderyk Award. The list of album covers includes works for the Grammy winner Włodek Pawlik and many Polish bestsellers.
What is more, Mariusz is an experienced musician with more than a dozen records under his belt. He has also composed original scores for two movies and produced albums and songs for other artists.
Mariusz Szypura has always been a huge fan of indie games. Telehorse, established in 2013, allows him to pull all his skills together and develop video games on his own. He makes games with Unity 3D, he also composes and produces soundtracks. Telehorse released games: Steampunker, Steamburg, Steampunker VR Periscope Shooter and Steamkraft and is currently working on the new games – Indie Band Manager and Transatlantic.
The games have won several international awards, with critically acclaimed game art and storytelling.
Mariusz Szypura ranked 26th on the 50 Most Creative People in Business list compiled by Brief.pl
Tax breaks have allowed Canada to become the power of modern gamedev. For years, France and Great Britain have been supporting hundreds of development studios that shape and promote the culture of their region. It’s time for Poland. The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in cooperation with the Polish Games Association finalizes the work on a tax incentive for cultural games, which may become the largest instrument to support game producers in our country.