Publishing Negotiations


Negotiating with PublishersWhen a publisher reaches out, many indie game devs naturally feel excitement. It's a validation of the dedication and passion they've put into their game. They have clearly created something of value, and now a publisher wants in on the action.The problem is, most indie game publishers don't do much for their games, and often demand some rather harsh 'standard' contract terms. There are exceptions--and if I didn't believe in the possibility of good publishers adding value, I wouldn't have founded Hooded Horse--but the best response to getting contacted by a publisher should be a careful and critical examination [...]