Video Games and Apps
Video games and Apps make up an important part of Waterfront’s IT and technology sector. We enjoy working with a mix of innovative clients in an industry that is constantly expanding and evolving as a result of the constant developments in new technology and devices.
Waterfront has assisted a number of developers and designers on a range of issues, including:
- App development agreements – setting out the development process, acceptance testing and responsibilities for submission to app-stores.
- Terms and conditions of use – setting out the rights and restrictions on use of the App, advice on compatibility with app-store terms and additional advice on gaining valid acceptance of the terms by users.
- OEM partner agreements – involving the integration of technology into apps, restrictions on use.
The interactive entertainment world is hitting new heights as the range of devices games can be played on continues to grow. With the announcement that the government will be offering tax breaks to the industry, it’s never been a better time to be a developer here in the UK.
Whether you’re a start up, established indie or major development studio, Waterfront can help with all your contractual requirements, including:
- Development agreements - have you been approached about developing a game on behalf of a publisher or do you have an idea for a game that you want to pursue? You’ll need an agreement to manage the relationship, from the quality of the work, payment terms, ownership of IP and termination.
- Sub-contractor agreements – if you’ve taken on additional developers or other contractors, you’ll need contracts setting out timescales for deliverables, payment and most importantly, ownership of intellectual property.
- Non-disclosure agreements – are you pitching your idea to investors or publishers? An NDA may help keeping the idea confidential prior to any further contracts being signed.
- Publishing agreements – has a major publisher approached you about distributing your game? Retaining IP is the key to your studios survival and growth. Developers being forced to give up IP is no longer the norm, but your contracts need to accurately reflect that
Contact us for a free initial chat about games and apps on 020 7234 0200.