How do I choose the right business entity for my game development?

Before choosing, it is best to consult with an attorney…When starting any new development project, it is important to decide on the proper business entity. A business entity can provide benefits, such as limited liability, and can provide a professional appearance for the project when dealing with investors and publishers. However, there are a few …

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How strong is your brand? The five levels of trademark name protection

Distinctiveness is the key in choosing a registrable mark.When choosing a brand for your company, product or service, it is wise to think about the trademark implications of the name should you ever want to register it in the future. Distinctiveness is the key in choosing a registrable mark. Trademark law gives five categories of …

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The three mistakes every game developer should avoid when starting out

Mistake #1 – Going into business without a plan A business plan is a valuable tool for any business venture, including all types of game development. Too often, developers start a project on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter without a clear idea of what the development of the project will actually cost. Cost overruns, delays, and …

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Transitioning from “Kickstarting” to “Company starting”

The differences between contribution crowdfunding and equity funding Sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have been enormously successful in popularizing the new trend in fundraising, crowdfunding. As of the writing of this post, Kickstarter boasts nearly 11 million pledges on over 100,000 different projects. For those looking to create an independent film, theater production, video game, …

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