Home › Forums › Business and Legal › Fund raising to set up a games company This topic has 7 replies, 6 voices, and was last updated 9 years, 10 months ago by Anonymous. Viewing 7 reply threads Author Posts March 11, 2010 at 1:21 pm #7652 Aphra KKeymaster This is a useful article by Alan ODea of simple life forms. While they are located in the UK his story of setting up the company has useful lessons for other wannabes, esp. in the social gaming space. see http://www.simplelifeforms.com/2009/07/10/startup-diary-fund-raising-for-a-video-game-company/ Aphra. March 12, 2010 at 8:18 am #45449 AnonymousInactive Ah, great article. Going to spread this one far and wide. March 12, 2010 at 9:23 am #45451 AnonymousInactive Very nice little article :) April 16, 2010 at 7:40 pm #45644 AnonymousInactive Thanks Aphra The company is run by two Irish guys that worked at the top level of the games industry but we wanted to get back to making Indy games directly for fans. Alan April 16, 2010 at 7:43 pm #45645 AnonymousInactive I’d be interested to hear the reasons why the company wasn’t set up in Ireland. I’m sure there were good ones… funding? Finding good team members? Family? April 16, 2010 at 8:40 pm #45646 AnonymousInactive We left Ireland about 8 years ago to get into the games industry as there was no games industry in Ireland when we left. We took a basic business idea of an Irish games company to Enterprise Ireland before we left and they we’re all Games! as a business? We have lived in the UK for a long time now and our families, lives and our investor contacts are all from the UK. We actually talked to Enterprise Ireland about setting up some component of the business in Ireland last year but they told us we had to be resident there or at least one of us needed to be there. April 16, 2010 at 8:44 pm #45647 AnonymousInactive Hmm I suspected as much. Are they at least more receptive to the idea of a games as a viable business now? April 16, 2010 at 11:52 pm #45648 AnonymousInactive Ah yes, I know your company via The Chaos Engine :) That’s the problem with living overseas, you tend to get settled with mates, relationships and family. It would take a lot of incentives to get people to return home (=jobs!) Chicken & Egg I guess…. Author Posts Viewing 7 reply threads The forum ‘Business and Legal’ is closed to new topics and replies.