🧑💼Why you should budget for legal needs.
When starting a new project, game developers are always advised to correctly plan their budget. Countless tutorials, guides, post-mortem and blog posts about indie game development emphasize how important it is to come prepared with a solid budget and plan. However, the legal aspect of game development is almost always overlooked when budgets are created.
Even if indie game developers tend to forget it, legal knowledge rules every aspect of the industry, from conception to post launch content. Whether it involves recruiting new team members, entering agreements with publishers, securing compensation for platform distribution, or usage of proprietary engines—legal considerations are omnipresent. This guide aims to shed light on one of the most overlooked topics. Let’s discuss and get the basic legal reflexes game developers should own before starting a new project…
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🧑💼The issue with legal budget
🧑💼What could happen
🧑💼When do you (pragmatically) need for legal advice
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