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Vintage Story on Twitch or YouTube?


Nonbeitz

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Hi Guys!
I'm a new Vintage Story player and wanted to ask if it is allowed to let's play Vintage Story on Twitch or YouTube? Is there perhaps an official list from the developers where it says that according to the guidelines it is allowed. The developer is welcome to contact us personally if he does so here in the forum, thank you

LG Nonbeitz

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Often game developers will send out press copies of games that haven't been released yet and there will be embargoes on when content can be released or what parts of the game can be covered. Sometimes for a game which is essentially a walking simulator or other game with plot twists or no replay value, the devs will request that the ending of the game not be spoiled, for example. However, for fully released games, it's generally just fine to make videos or stream them. In fact, most developers encourage this, because it increases awareness of a game - especially a creative sandbox type of game like Vintage Story. (It's a strange sort of gray area legally, since technically you don't own the game, you license it, and if you're profiting from content made with the game, it could be construed as a copyright violation if the developer decided that for some reason they didn't want coverage of the game, but by and large it is understood that YouTube and Twitch are beneficial for game sales and it's almost unheard of for a game developer/publisher to try to stop people from using their game for video/streaming content.)

So yes, it's perfectly fine to do so. If you search on YouTube or Twitch you will find plenty of people playing it (including me).

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1 hour ago, Ari said:

Often game developers will send out press copies of games that haven't been released yet and there will be embargoes on when content can be released or what parts of the game can be covered. Sometimes for a game which is essentially a walking simulator or other game with plot twists or no replay value, the devs will request that the ending of the game not be spoiled, for example. However, for fully released games, it's generally just fine to make videos or stream them. In fact, most developers encourage this, because it increases awareness of a game - especially a creative sandbox type of game like Vintage Story. (It's a strange sort of gray area legally, since technically you don't own the game, you license it, and if you're profiting from content made with the game, it could be construed as a copyright violation if the developer decided that for some reason they didn't want coverage of the game, but by and large it is understood that YouTube and Twitch are beneficial for game sales and it's almost unheard of for a game developer/publisher to try to stop people from using their game for video/streaming content.)

So yes, it's perfectly fine to do so. If you search on YouTube or Twitch you will find plenty of people playing it (including me).

Thank you for your answer

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1 hour ago, l33tmaan said:

This is a very strange question. You shouldn't need permission to record a game and upload your experiences with it. Are there other games where this is a thing? Do people seriously put up with it?

all good! @Ari has already helped me with his post

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