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Cyanite
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Okay.. Serious question.

I have a game. And a license that i have to provide a name for.

..I'm transgender, and have get to get a legal name change...

Do I /have/ to claim it under my birth name? (I don't own a company, so i assume the answer is yes.)

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    @azuredivay Thats years away, and I'm ready to release my game now.
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    @g-m-f Ehh.. I was afraid that was the case..

    *sighs* Alright.. -.-
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    @azuredivay I can't right now for personal reasons. Not legal reasons.
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    @Cyanite honestly, make a company. This will shield you from lawsuits, help reduce your taxes, provide some anonymity, etc. Overall, it's an incredibly good idea.
    The only downside is a bit of effort setting it up, and possibly some incorporation fees depending on type of business, county, etc.

    Seriously, do it.
    It will absolutely be worth the effort.
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    By the way there's an organization for people a lot like you. If you want some cool folks to chat with in Slack, or whatever, check out the Hypatia Software Organization.
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    @Ashkin I was actually just on the phone with my mom asking her how she set up her company.
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    @Cyanite awesome trans women (and non-binary people on the feminine side of the gender spectrum) that like computers. The founder built the Hypatia game engine.
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    @starless Nah, I'll stick with my Cis communities. At least, as long as i keep feeling accepted. ^~^
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    @starless Thanks though.
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    @Cyanite yeah, you're welcome. For me, it's really refreshing to hang out with a bunch of other technologically savvy ladies after working with guys all day. There are some cis people there, but we're maybe 5-10% of the population.

    Anyways, good luck with the name thing. I think the company idea is solid-- it should be less than $100 to incorporate one.
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    @starless Yeah, but i haz no moneys.. x.x
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    @starless If you're interested in hacking games..

    I talk about it a bit here. (Check comments also)
    https://www.devrant.io/rants/521079
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    @Cyanite the org also provides material aid if folks need it, but I digress. :)

    I think the company idea is good enough to do a fundraiser for it. In North Dakota, I Rubio it's $35 to register a company. It should be something close to that whatever you are, too. A bake sale for a couple days should handle the incorporation fee. There may also be local programs to help fund entrepreneurship in your area, which may pay this fee for you, too.
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    @starless I think I'm going to reboot my old Patreon. TONS of people here are VERY interested in my game. I think i can get a little kickstart to hire a lawyer to hrlp me start a home business and copyright my game (and have a custom license written up that I actually know whats in it)
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    I think it depends on the country you live in
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    @jAsE only of you want an absolutely permanent record of it. There's no way to seal those.
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    Although I sadly can't add much to this convo, I just wanted to wish you luck with the game and the transgender stuffs! Also, on what platforms will the game run?
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    @linuxxx
    The project was moved to Java for multiple reasons. Should run on any platform that runs Java, but specificially I will be developing on Windows10 and testing on Ubuntu.

    I might bundle it with Java in the future and ship a version for each OS, (or like minecraft, ship a Mac and Windows version, and then a Jar for any other Java compatable OS) but that's undecided.
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    @Cyanite you can compile it natively if you like
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    @Cyanite it will run as if it were written in C++, but it will still be written in Java
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    @calmyourtities
    Sounds like a plan.
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