Synopses & Reviews
Think that you know all you need to know about creating and publishing a really great game? That may be true, but do you know everything that you need to know to legally protect yourself and your game? "Game Development Business and Legal Guide" gives you a comprehensive introduction to the legal issues that you will face as you make your way through the adventure of professional game development. From financing your game development venture to protecting your intellectual property, from negotiating contracts with publishers and employees to the landscape of licensing and distribution, "Game Development Business and Legal Guide" will familiarize you with crucial legal terms and concepts. This knowledge will help you become more efficient when dealing with your lawyers and develop a legal radar to alert you to trouble before it strikes.
Guides you through the general business issues and pitfalls of game development and licensing, and gives you an understanding of when it's time to seek professional help. The author's clear, conversational writing style easily explains the complex technology issues, making this book a must-have for developers who are serious about their games.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: 118 Things to Know about Running a Game Development Company Chapter 2: First Steps Chapter 3: Financing a Game Development Venture Chapter 4: Staffing Up Chapter 5: A Primer on Intellectual Property Chapter 6: The Publishing Contract Chapter 7: Licensing