I had a game idea, and then I made a working prototype. The technology isn’t fully there yet for it to be something that I want to fully make into a game (in the near future anyways), but it works as I had hoped, and I think that it is a unique concept. The idea involves a sort of blend between hardware and software.
Game development isn’t even the path that I am pursuing professionally, and I currently have no plans to pursue the idea any further. Should I patent it simply because it is unique and could have potential further in the future? I know nothing of patenting, and am aware that hiring a patent lawyer would cost me money.