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Independent Games Summit: Contract Killers Episode 2: What's Wrong with your Publishing Contract?

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For many indie devs getting a publishing contract is the Holy Grail. Publishers can provide much needed funding, production and marketing support, as well as providing access to a community of players for your game. However, any publishing agreement is by default likely to weigh in the publisher's favour. Following on from Contract Killers: Episode1 (2021) I will continue to look at those provisions that can sometimes be used by publishers to negatively impact a developer, explain in-depth about what certain clauses actually mean in practice, and hopefully give you some confidence heading into a negotiation that it is ok to ask for certain clauses to be changed before you sign on the dotted line.

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