Thinking about starting your own games company but aren’t sure where to begin? You’re not alone. Scotland has seven universities across the country producing games-related graduates. Almost every college is offering game development at HNC and HND levels. We have raw talent galore.
However, starting a business is hard. Most people get into the games industry to make games, not run a company. So for many teams coming through game jams, final projects and side-hustles, the reality of funding, finance, recruitment, payroll, HR, premises and business development can be… daunting.
Thankfully there’s a lot of help on offer. In the last week we’ve posted stories about incubators, accelerators and other business support programmes to help young companies navigate the saturated shoals of Steam (other platforms and business models are available).
Start Your Own Games Business
The team at Henderson Loggie in Dundee have created a webinar exploring the topics you need to know and the questions you should be asking if you’re wondering about making games for a living. Whether it’s as an independent creator, or as part of a small team.
The company has put together a line-up of industry experts and subject matter shamans, for a workshop exploring how to get you get your idea off the ground.
You’ll hear from some of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs, sharing their stories of how they got to where they are and what they’ve learned along the way.
The programme includes:
• Stephen Bain, MHA Henderson Loggie – Welcome & introduction
• Jamie Bankhead, Konglomerate Games – Starting a business after University & seeking support
• David Hamilton, Ninja Kiwi – Finding a mentor & the importance of business development
• Colin Anderson, Denki – Getting your business ready to negotiate with publishers
• Grant Snedden, MHA Henderson Loggie – Video Games Tax Relief
• Live Q&A session
The webinar takes place on Wednesday February 10, at 14:00. It’s free to join, but you’ll have to register to attend.
Henderson Loggie are good people. They’ve helped many of Scotland’s leading games developers grow successfully. If you’re considering making games, or you’ve recently started your own studio, this is for you.
Start Your Own Games Business: Sign Up Now.