Ukie launches brand new contract pack exclusively for Ukie members
When you’re setting up a games business for the first time, it’s easy to feel that there are a million and one things that you need get done, none of which are anything to do with actually making a game. Whilst each games business is unique there are some standard things that most will need to consider, not least getting contracts in place for the various activities that you’ll be undertaking.
Ukie's Developer sub group, which I chair, identified a need for a "pack" of contract templates bespoke to games businesses. This led to several months of work from Ukie, the Dev group and, legal firm and Ukie member Harbottle & Lewis to produce a series of standard contract templates created specifically for games businesses, to help give you a starting point and create a resource that is particularly useful to start-up studios.
I am now happy to announce that Ukie members can now access the following contract templates for free as part of your membership:
- Consultancy Agreement
- Development Agreement
- Employment Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Mutual)
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (One Way)
The contracts have been drafted as a simple starting points for you to use when drafting your contracts and do not constitute legal advice from Harbottle & Lewis or Ukie.
This is just one of many projects that we have been working on in Ukie's developer sub group. If you are a game developer and a Ukie member, then make sure you join the group and help us make the UK games industry the best place it can be for us game devs.
Ukie members can download all the standard contracts for free here:
Don't forget, Ukie also has a bunch of free guides and need to knows for games businesses that can be found here:
Ella Romanos, Strike Gamelabs
Chair, Ukie Developer Sub Group;
Ukie Board Member