The Game Attorney's GameDevKit.
If you just want to make games and give them
away, you probably don't need what's in the Kit...but if you
are serious about making and selling your own games you have
to be serious about making your own game studio. And that is a
The first thing you need to understand before
you try to sell that first game is that you can't sell
what you don't own! So, you will need to obtain
ownership of all of the assets in your game. And under the law
in most countries, including the US, intellectual property
ownership can not be conveyed unless it is done in writing.
The Kit provides the basic legal tool you need to get that
done, a Contributor Agreement. A contract of that nature would
normally cost over a thousand dollars, even when done by an
inexperienced local attorney. The Contributor Agreement in the
Kit was prepared for you by an attorney with many years of
game industry experience and alone is well worth the cost of
the entire Kit. But there is a lot more to the Kit than just
the Contributor Agreement.
The Kit has sections dealing with the why and
how of forming your own game company, communicating with third
parties and the appropriate times and ways to use unilateral
and mutual Non-disclosure agreements with the NDA's included,
a basic primer on copyrights and why and how to obtain them,
complete with the forms from the Library of Congress, and
links to some of the best sources for information on
development, including technical, artistic and business
matters as well as the entire series of articles for start-up
developers from the creator of the Kit, Game Attorney Tom
Quite a package and quite a deal for under $300
- less that the cost of one hour of a competent attorney's
Take some time to look around this site and
learn more about What's in the Kit, Who Made the Kit and Why
you should Get the Kit. Then, if you agree that this is the
best deal around for any start-up game developer who wants to
get started in the game industry...you too can Get the Kit!
GL & HF!
Tom Buscaglia, Esquire