If you're reading this, you're hopefully interested in creating great content based on our games. Or maybe you're just curious about our stance on the matter, which is great too.
So, without further ado, the guidelines.
Keep it in the Community: your project should benefit and reinforce the game's community. We will not claim you endorse us or our game without your consent.
Non-Commercial Use: while the general rule is you may use our game content for non-commercial projects only, we're okay if you are monetizing your projects via ads, sponsorships, or subscriptions on Twitch or similar sites. It's not okay if your project will generate any other type of revenue. If you're a corporation or other non-human, you need to talk to us first.
No Games or Mods: sorry, but it's not okay to make your own game using our game content or to create mods. If things change for a particular game, we'll let you know.
Logos & Project Endorsement: it's okay to use our game logos (but not an Amazon or Twitch logo) to identify your project as associated with the game, but don't distort them or use them in a way that implies we endorse your project (e.g., don't use them in an opening sequence to a video project, or prominently feature them alone on a website). And don't flat-out claim we endorse you either. (It's, of course, okay to wear, for example, an officially licensed t-shirt with the game's logo in your broadcast on Twitch or similar sites.)
Respect Other People's Intellectual Property: make sure you have permission to use music, assets, and any other content in your projects.
Keep Your Projects Tasteful: projects that are abusive, obscene, or otherwise objectionable in our judgment are not okay.
Streaming Gameplay: we strive to build our games to be as fun to watch as they are to play. When you stream:
We Get a License: we and the rest of the game community can use, amplify and enjoy your project to the extent it's based on our game IP, and we can credit you in return.
Although we're excited about all the interesting things you may want to make with our game content, we reserve the right to revoke your limited license to use our game content at any time without having to give any specific explanations. Often it's going to be because we think the game content is being used in ways we find inappropriate, or damaging for the player experience. If we revoke this limited license, you'll have to stop using or distributing our game content in your project.
Q: What's okay for me to create under these guidelines?
Q: What's not okay?
These are the general guidelines. They do not cover everything and may change over time, but they provide the spirit of what we expect from the community. If you have a cool idea for a project, tell us about it on forums or social media. We're looking forward to seeing what you'll be making next.
The Amazon Games Team