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Scott Kurtz On Publishers

Scott Kurtz on PublishersThese are some thoughts on what to expect of publishers by cartoonist Scott Kurtz posted on the page of his web comic PvP.

Scott has been running PvP since 1998 with a daily update schedule, which is an impressive thing to pull off for almost 15 years. He is also involved in other projects like The Trenches.

Of course, since he is a cartoonist, the publishers he is talking about in his post are classic print publishers. However, his statements are true for the relationship between game developers and software publishers as well, in my opinion.

In my opinion, the title of the article, "Know Your Creator Rights", is a bit misleading, since he is not going into much detail about legal issues. Basically, he is giving some rules of thumb for what to expect of publishers and how you should approach making deals with them.

These are my thoughts on this:
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