Starting a company
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:00 PM
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:25 PM
Hi there, me and the rest of our team are thinking about starting an official game development company. ... Can such company make money for itself or does it need always sponsors or investors to keep alive and survive?
Yes, of course it's possible for a game development company to make money on its own, without investors having to eternally pump in money.
The trick is for you to work out a business plan for how YOUR company will get there.
Until you have such a plan, you should not start your company.
Making games fun and getting them done.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:26 AM
Best of luck!
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Posted 15 May 2012 - 01:43 PM
If you really have the entrepreneur bug and a killer game concept, then you should also look into Kickstarter. If it's a cool game concept, you can find people to pay in advance for the product.
Either way, you don't need VC money to have a game company, and honestly the best time to get VC money is when you have a solid game with substantial traction. That way you can get your money's worth for selling a piece of your company