Thanks to everyone who came to our panel, “DIY 101: How to Self Publish Your Game“! It was great to see so many of you, with such enthusiasm about making your own stuff!
To better assist you in your budgeting, we’ve uploaded a spreadsheet to address the questions you had from the panel. Tap here to view our worksheet on Google Drive. Edit the values in the yellow cells until you get a project with a goal that you can meet.
Sample Work-for-Hire Contract:
We’ve also added a sample work-for-hire contract, that you can use with your outsourced talent. Note: we’re not attorneys. Tap here to view this contract on Google Drive. We use the basics of this contract when we work with our talent. Specific, written agreements are always better than some vague words, to make sure that everyone’s getting fair treatment. There’s lots of commentary in this file on what we would change, and for what.
Other Useful Links:
Digital.com: various tools and advice for small business
How to write a press release (Gamasutra)
A Primer on Intellectual Property (BoozyBarrister)
Do you have more questions? Advice? Succor? Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org! Float all boats higher!