I am a graphic artist and not a modeler or a programmer. For the last few months I have been developing the concept for a game, but could not find a proper team of collaborators to make a demo. Then, as luck would have it, I met a group of people from a local Design College that has a new degree in Game Design. After a brief chat with the program’s Director, he seems really interested in coming to an agreement. Most of his students need an actual project to work on for their final year, and I need a team to make a demo…
So it works out great for both of us. I am trying to make a formal meet with the school’s administration to reach a formal agreement. Just one thing I am not sure of.
Who owns the project?
After everything is said and done, the end result is a demo and a Game Design Doc what will be presented to a publisher, but who owns the rights to the game?
I know the answer technically is “who ever is agreed upon in the collaboration contract” but how does these collabs usually work?