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Post » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:06 pm

Hi,

I know a lot of companies do the whole royalty / profit share schemes mostly these days, but was wondering if anybody knew of any companies who would be prepared to buy games outright ( assuming it was of commercial value ) ?

I'm looking for a list of companies, etc that do this sort of thing, where I would recieve an agreed set price and then hand over all copyrights to the game, and the game itself, to the purchasing company.
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Post » Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:24 pm

I guess major part of game portals provide such model of publishing.
For example you should check "Big Fish" or "Oberon Media" and their offerings.
Also you can find useful this link
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Post » Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:48 pm

Just a heads up, make sure you get yourself a good deal. I think a lot of this type of company will have pretty harsh terms and take most of the profit.
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Post » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:04 pm

Thanks for the replies and links. appreciated.

Ashley, that's kind of the idea, I would assume that once I am paid, and hand over the rights, I no longer have any say in the game or any profit generated thereafter. I'm curious to find out what sort of prices I could possibly be looking at up front for a whole developed game.

Regards.
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Post » Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:37 pm

Almost no company will take a game made with a tool like Construct, I am sorry to say. At least, no professional studio not run by former hobbyists. They would want the source, which in this case would be the cap ... they're not going to do anything with that even if they go get Construct themselves.

This has been my experience with a similar situation regarding MMF2. If a company shows any interest at all, first thing they will ask is if you can get someone to rewrite the game for you in a proper language. Extremely rare (talking lottery here) for them to offer to do this for you.
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Post » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:30 pm

Well if you didnt want to hand over all rights there are companies that could publish it for you? I mean im sure you have thought of this since you are wanting to get rid of the game it self.

But if you were looking for company might be wanting to publish games you could look at [url:2t42fya3]http://meridian4.com/[/url:2t42fya3]. and look at corporate and you might find some information on what they might do to help you out and what not, they were something i was thinking about working with on a construct project. Real case is that they dont want source but to publish game so you just make an installer or what not that includes all that construct needs to run and there you go so they wont care about source.
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Post » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:42 pm

Yeah, you'd be much better off trying for a publishing deal, but even then it won't be like your game will be sitting on shelves next to the latest and greatest.

The best goal in my opinion, is to try and get your game on a platform like steam.
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Post » Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:43 am

Thanks for the extra information.
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Post » Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:30 am

[quote="6Fix":3urdnf6f]Yeah, you'd be much better off trying for a publishing deal, but even then it won't be like your game will be sitting on shelves next to the latest and greatest.

The best goal in my opinion, is to try and get your game on a platform like steam.[/quote:3urdnf6f]
But wouldn't Valve want the source code to? like you said earlier "Almost no company will take a game made with a tool like Construct, I am sorry to say. At least, no professional studio not run by former hobbyists. They would want the source, which in this case would be the cap" so wouldn't that be the same thing?
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Post » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:07 pm

No, Valve wouldn't ask for the source code. Generally, a company will want the source if they are going to be the ones doing anything with it. If you are just going to them to use their platform, all they would want from you is the royalties and a quality product.

Updates released on Steam for non-valve games are submit to them by the developer. The way they update that stuff doesn't require the source code.
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