Guide

Developing computer games and off-the-shelf software

Introduction

New technologies have changed the way people play games, offering exciting opportunities for the software, video games and interactive entertainment industries in Northern Ireland and right across the world.

This guide outlines the software and gaming industries, providing information and links for individuals wishing to set up a games or software company, or for companies aiming to break into the games or software industries.

It also sets out how to carry out research and development, translation and localisation of games and software, how to protect your intellectual property (eg copyright), market and sell your product and meet the regulations in the software and gaming industries.