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Step by Step process on “How to Start a Game Development company in USA?”


Game development companies create digital, interactive entertainment products that can be played on a variety of platforms, including personal computers, cellular phones, and video game consoles like Sony’s PlayStation. Since its inception in the late twentieth century, the video game industry has been in a constant state of evolution, ensuring that there is always room for new and innovative players in the high-demand gaming space. So here is the article that will help you with the information on “How to start a game development company in the USA?” At the same time it is important to understand the role of a Game developer in a company, so let’s first take a look at the Game developer of a company and after that move on to the process.

Role of a Game Developer in a Company

A Game Developer conceptualises a game idea and collaborates with teams to make it a reality. Making a story, laying out the plans, and creating a model are all part of the work that goes into creating a game. At this point, different teams pick up their tasks. Designers create the layout, character, and accessories for the game’s look and feel. The story is then automated by software developers. Developers in this industry will create a world for others to play in so that they can escape into the world of developers’ creativity. A Game Developer can be anyone, an expert or a specialist with creative skills.

Types of Gaming options for starting  a Game Development Company

  • Game for mobile devices
  • Arcade game
  • Online games
  • Handheld games
  • Console games
  • Game for PC (Personal Computer)

A process on “How to start a game development company in the USA?”

  • Plan your business: A well-thought-out plan is essential for entrepreneur success. It will help you map out the specifics of your company and uncover some unknowns. Consider the following important topics:

  1. What are the initial and ongoing expenses?
  2. Who is your intended audience?
  3. How much money can you charge your customers?
  4. What will you call your company?

Along with this, it is critical to select a unique business name when forming a business in the USA, as this will help you stand out from your competitors.

  • Register your business: Before you can start a business, you must first register for several state and federal taxes. To register for taxes, you must obtain an EIN. Depending on the business structure you choose, you may have different taxation options for your company. Some limited liability companies, for example, may benefit from being taxed as S corporations (S corp). Your company may be subject to state taxes. You can learn more about state sales taxes and franchise taxes in our state sales tax guides.

  • Apply for an EIN (Employer Identification Number): An Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a Federal Tax ID Number, is a number that identifies your company for tax filing and reporting purposes. Businesses with employees, as well as those organised as a corporation or partnership, must obtain an EIN. Most banks will require a business to have an EIN before opening a business bank account for forming a business.

  • Open a bank account: As an accounting professional, you are already aware of the importance of keeping personal and business finances separate for legal and tax purposes. Separation of personal and business financial assets is required for LLCs and corporations to maintain the “corporate veil,” which protects business owners from the liabilities of the business. After registering with the state and obtaining an EIN, a business should have all of the information needed to open a business bank account and credit accounts.

Final Thoughts

Unless your company was founded on a game concept, conduct extensive research while conceptualising your first product. Conduct informal focus groups to learn what gamers want in new releases, and read industry insider publications to learn about the types of games that are in the works for future releases. Before starting a game development company ensure that all the paperwork is done and the product is tested in the market for better returns.



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Zarana Mehta is an MBA in Finance from Gujarat Technology University. Though having a masters degree in Business Administration, her upbeat and optimistic approach for changes led her to pursue her passion i.e. Creative writing. She is currently working as Content Writer at Ebizfiling.

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