When Indie Devs Should Create a Company
It’s a big question we all face at one point or another. When does an indie dev get to the point where they should seriously consider taking it to the next step and form their own company.
Starting any kind of side venture, it may be a big step but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take things seriously. At the very least, having some idea on what you want to do is important.
In this episode, Mustapha and I share our own personal experiences with forming our own companies, what the procedure was like for us and what we learned from it so you don’t have to sweat the small stuff when deciding if forming a company is right for you!
- Get serious – Is this a hobby or more? Determine what’s the right move for you.
- Get help – Find an accountant or lawyer and do your research on what’s best for your needs. Some may even offer free initial consultations!
- Get protection – Just cause you’re making a game, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t separate or protect yourself from potential issues down the road.
- Get organized – When ready, get a company bank account and assign roles to team members by having an operating agreement.