An Updated Privacy Policy

Well, it was a long time coming, but the current Privacy Policy is finally complete. With privacy being such an important topic, a privacy policy is required as a general rule. But, when it comes to doing business through Epic Games’ store it is absolutely mandatory. This was a necessary step in the process of forming a business and listing games and asset packs on the store.

We have some ideas for games that would benefit from implementing Epic’s “Epic Online Services” or Valve’s “Steamworks”. But, as of right now, we don’t have any services included in any game we have completed or are currently working on. So, make sure to check the privacy policy often, because when we release a game with either or both of those game services, we will be updating the privacy policy to let you know how we will handle that. In short, we won’t collect any information we don’t absolutely need to, and we won’t keep any information locally that we don’t absolutely have to. We want to make great games, not run the Fort Knox of data security systems. The idea of keeping anybody’s personal information at all makes me feel a little sick, to be honest.

With this privacy policy in place, I can now begin to think about what type of business model I want to use for this company-to-be. I have experience with the process of incorporating a business, and I don’t know if I want to go through that again. But, I do know that there is absolutely no way I would ever do business as a personal entity using a DBA (doing business as) approach. Risking one’s personal assets, such as they are, is tantamount to insanity to me. We aren’t creating heart monitors or tires for your car, but you never know what can happen in the course of business. And I know from (painful) personal experience that you never, ever, want to leave your personal wellbeing in the hands of any legal court. It is far better to have some layer of security in place.

An LLC looks to be the best of both worlds. It isn’t as difficult or costly to put into place, but it provides some degree of separation between your personal freedoms and assets, and that of the companies. There are some tax issues that you need to be aware of before doing this, and that is what I want to look further into. But, when it is all said and done, an LLC is probably the best way to go. At least, for us this is true. Your mileage may vary.

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