MMO gaming has swept the globe like a plague. Tens of Billions of dollars are made off of the online gaming industry every year. The profits are expected to continue rising by ten percent each year for the next decade.
Multi Axis Games has assembled a dedicated team for the sole purpose of dominating this young, under-served market.
I`m glad you found my post helpful. IP is a big issue, especially in the digital entertainment industry as designs for digital entertainment can be considered to have either the value of the final product minus the cost of development, or they can by considered worthless (or even non-existent as a valuable commodity).
For innovators, like myself and the rest of the MxG team, IP is a huge issue. We have spent the energy to create innovative and feasible designs for the MMO market, yet struggle to find financial institutions or investors who will regard these as company assets. At the same time, we have to spend the energy protecting our IP as existing development companies would require nothing more than our design document in order to create a mimic of our product which they could rush to market.
One of the reasons that innovation and creativity are so difficult to come by in video game production is because of this struggle with IP. With innovation and creativity being simultaneously difficult to protect and difficult to exchange for the financial means to develop it into a product, those with new ideas are driven from the market in mass each year.
As we have seen with movies in the past, once the creativity has been driven from a form of entertainment it is only a matter of time before "ticket" sales suffer and those with capital invested in the industry will have to regroup. We are hoping that a few forward thinking investors will help us to be the "Hershey" of the digital/economic "dust bowl".
Investment opportunity with fast developing innovative design and development company dedicated to the Massively Multi-Player Online entertainment market.
Large and talented volunteer development team needs Your investment to turn innovative designs into global revenue generating entertainment!
Wide range of investment sizes welcome. All investors can expect 10X returns in 5 years (based on research and projects available upon request).
Visit www.multiaxisgames.com for additional information.
Our team invites your inquiries!mstaples1/30/2008 5:21 PM
A company that will match you with investors for $59 is something of a scam, but it`s still the smallest amount I`ve seen asked for a similar "service". I`ve been incorporated for over a year and have been asked to pay fees in the range of $120 - $3000 and up. I was once asked to pay $10,000 in order to cover an "interested investor"s due diligence fees, with no term sheet on the table (I declined all such offers).
There is a secondary economy attached to the entrepreneur phenomenon and it is a chaotic mixture of facilitator and parasite. My advice is to not trust any service which can`t demonstrate its worth without a down payment.
The social networking services are what they are: do not expect them to find investors for you, however, they are opportunities to show off the virtues of your business to potential investors and facilitators. It is up to you to judge which of these sites have audiences whose readership warrants your funds.
Good luck with your venture!
Intellectual Property: In law, intellectual property (IP) is an umbrella term for various legal entitlements
which attach to certain names, written and recorded media, and
inventions. The holders of these legal entitlements may exercise
various exclusive rights
in relation to the subject matter of the IP. The adjective
"intellectual" reflects the fact that this term concerns a process of
the mind. The noun "property" implies that ideation is analogous to the
construction of tangible objects. Consequently, this term is
Intellectual property laws and enforcement vary widely from
jurisdiction to jurisdiction. There are inter-governmental efforts to harmonise them through international treaties such as the 1994 World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights
(TRIPs), while other treaties may facilitate registration in more than
one jurisdiction at a time. Disagreements over medical and software
patents and the severity of copyright enforcement have so far prevented
consensus on a cohesive international system.
...First two paragraphs of the definition offered by wikipedia.org
I find it to be a reasonable and concise definition.
My company, Multi Axis Games, currently has two investor groups
interested in participating in a syndicated investment with us once a
lead investor comes forward. This is both encouraging and problematic.
It leaves us trying to hunt up additional investors to join the
syndicate and for a good lead investor candidate.
Currently we are looking into getting our intellectual property valued
so as to be in a better bargaining position and to help investors
understand the worth of the company without having to understand the
massively multi-player online video game market (which almost no one over the age of 35 can).
Does anyone have any expertise in the area of valuing and protecting intellectual property which might assist us?