The games sector is one of the most exciting and fastest-growing sectors in the UK. Games developers also face several unique risks, including intellectual property lawsuits, licensing issues and consumer data breaches, software failures, server downtime and cyber threats. Investors may also appoint insurance professionals to audit the insurance cover before investing, or refuse to fund or delay the release of investment funds until insurance is in order. Claims relating to game developers can be extremely costly.
Whinney Insurance is one of the few brokers with the necessary experience and expertise required to advise games developers on their insurance requirements. With over a decade of working with games developers and software companies, we understand the complexities of the industry. We also recognise that experience and continuity are incredibly important and work with you to understand the most critical risks to your business, from intellectual property, licensing, and publishing risks to confidentiality and consumer data.
No two games development companies are the same, and no two games are the same (although similarities often lead to very expensive lawsuits – which we explore below). We believe it is important to take the time to understand your requirements as a games developer. Once we understand your business and the games that you develop, we can begin to understand the most critical risks to your business, be it intellectual property, licensing, publishing risks or confidentiality and consumer data.
As a privately owned broker with a small and dedicated multi-disciplined and experienced team of advisors with expertise in the tech sector, we pride ourselves on our exceptional service. Whether you’re getting a quote or making a claim, your insurance will always be handled personally by an expert member of our team.
The insurance for games developers is often available on a combined basis, covering Professional Indemnity, Directors’ and Officers’ Liability and Crime under a single insurance package.