Your Very Own For-Real LLC

So over a year ago (… wait, really? o_o…) I wrote a little article explaining the basic differences between Inc. and LLC. I ended the article saying that for a fledgling indie developer like A Jolly Corpse, LLC was the natural choice. They’re super easy and cheap to set up, free from complicated taxes and regulations, and still give the owners much of the protection Incs do. So if you’re also starting a little studio, it may be for you, too!

But it’s so scary!

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Should I Inc. or Should I LLC?

For just about every freeware indie game dev there comes a point where you say to yourself, “Self, you’re spending more time making games than you are studying, working, and having a social life. Freeware’s great and all, but eventually you want to do this for a living, right?” If you’re starting to get really serious about your hobby you’ll probably want to turn it into a career sooner or later. After all, what could be better than making a living doing something you already love doing for free?

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