Intro to Building a Game Studio - June 2022

Category: business-strategy
Date: June 2, 2022
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GamePlay Space presents Intro to Building a Game Studio - June 2022 version!

Are you thinking of starting your game studio but not sure where to start?
Are you ready to go but want to ensure you’ve covered all your bases?

GamePlay Space invites you to this workshop on how to get your game studio started the right way!

 

This workshop will be split into two one-hour-long parts. There will be time for questions at the end of both sections.

Part one - Business Strategy with Jason Della Rocca

This talk will include:

  • Finding your co-founders
  • Defining success
  • How to be a fan-first business and why
  • Conducting landscape analysis
  • Thinking about discoverability at the core of business/product planning

 

Part two - Legal Stuff with Kiriakos Vanikiotis

This talk will include:

  • Company formation (different company types, pros/cons, process to setup)
  • Defining relationship among co-founders (overview of vesting shares and why, shareholdings, shareholders’ agreement)
  • Using professional and related services (accountant/bookkeeper, lawyer, tax credit specialist, insurance needs)
  • Staffing (critical contracts and policies [e.g., need for IP assignment], legal/tax implications of staff vs. contractors)

 

Speakers:

  • Jason Della Rocca, Game Industry Entrepreneur, Funding Advisor, and Cluster Expert
  • Kiriakos Vanikiotis, Business and Finance Lawyer

 


 

** Vidéo en anglais seulement **

L'Espace Ludique présente Introduction à la création d'un studio de jeux - version juin 2022!

Vous envisagez de créer votre propre studio de jeu, mais ne savez pas par où commencer. Vous avez débuté les démarches, mais vous voulez vous assurer que vous avez couvert toutes vos bases.

L’Espace Ludique vous invite à cet atelier sur la façon de bien lancer votre studio de jeu !

Cette rencontre sera divisée en deux parties d’une heure chacune.

Première partie - Stratégie commerciale avec Jason Della Rocca

Cette présentation comprendra:

  • Trouver vos co-fondateur·rice·s
  • Définir le succès
  • Être une entreprise axée sur les joueur·euse·s et pourquoi
  • Effectuer une analyse de marché
  • Mettre la découvrabilité au cœur de la planification des activités/produits

Deuxième partie - Informations juridiques avec Kiriakos Vanikiotis

Cette présentation comprendra:

  • Création d’entreprise (les différents types d’entreprises, avantages/inconvénients, processus de création)
  • Définition de la relation entre les co-fondateur·rice·s (aperçu des actions d’acquisition et pourquoi, participations, entente d’actionnaires)
  • Recours à des services professionnels et connexes (comptable, juriste, spécialiste en crédits d’impôt, assurance)
  • Recrutement (contrats et politiques importants [par exemple, les droits sur la PI créée], implications juridiques/fiscales du personnel par rapport aux sous-traitants/contractuels)
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Intro to Building a Game Studio - June 2022
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