Many of our community have asked if they can create their own incredible creations using our software, and we're very flattered by that.
To help support your creations, we've made this page to clarify what you "can" and "can not" do with Klei Entertainment games. At the end of the day, we simply want to continue to perpetuate the great, positive community we have in our forums and help share our creations with each other.
WHAT IS A "PLAYER CREATION?"
For the purposes of this page, we consider a "Player Creation" as anything that uses the Klei Entertainment game names, brands, or characters as part of or inspiration for a new creation. This could include (but is not limited to) fan art, fan-sites, wikis, tools, apps (desktop and mobile), game mods, crafts, toys, or video content.
THE GOLDEN RULES
To get things started, here's a simple list checklist we like to call the "Golden Rules." If you're going to create something around Klei Entertainment games, whatever it may be:
- Make it clear that your creation is your own, and not by us.
- Be open, welcoming, and respectful. Basically, don't be a jerk!
- Follow our Terms of Service. (Honestly, if you're not doing something illegal, you're probably fine)
If you can stick to those rules, the likely outcome is that we'll think what you're doing is pretty darn neat-o.
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH PLAYER CREATIONS:
We love fan-made Player Creations, we share them around the office all the time. Most people fall into one of three categories: Personal, Public, Commercial.
If you want to make something just for yourself, go nuts. As long as you follow our Golden Rules, you're good to go. Have fun!
If you want to share your creations with the world (for free), that's no problem! Just follow the Golden Rules and share away.
Commercial use is when you make money for your player creation. Commercial use of Player Creations is not allowed (except for the specific situations listed below).
If you want to produce small-batch creations that are hand-made (by you personally, not an assembly line worker) creations, you may sell them as long as you follow the golden rules.
For anything else, please contact us. If you do make something, we'd love to see it! Thank you to the friends and fans who have mailed us their handmade creations. They're super awesome and on display in our studio!
YOUTUBE VIDEO AND MEDIA MONETIZATION
If you want to upload videos of or about Klei Entertainment games to video sharing and streaming sites (like YouTube & Twitch etc.) or other media sharing platforms, you can absolutely put ads on them. All we ask is that you consider adding a link somewhere to the game's Steam page, or the official website. You don't have to, but it would be super awesome if you did.