A colleague and I have started a company called bash games (www.bashgames.net - still under construction) and are in the process of developing a game called Circus Pomche. I am the artist on the project and as you might have guessed, being and artist I am completely clueless when it comes to legal.
Indie game companies usually spend around $5000 dollars on their games before they release them, my question is what on? I kw you would need to pay for the obvious copyrights and stuff, but is there anything else you would need to do before release? Also who would be the right person to speak to, to do all this. A general attorney ?
The game is primarily going to be distributed via steam, and via our website, so no publishers are involved, etc.
Any help will be greatly appreciated,