Skip to main content
28 votes
Accepted

Will working with a publisher help me prevent my game from being cloned?

A publisher would not be able to protect you from someone else creating a more popular clone of your game. Games from large publishers get ripped off just as often as those from small indies. Maybe ...
Philipp's user avatar
  • 120k
22 votes
Accepted

What is the legality of publishing a free game on itch.io under the age of 18?

Yes. At the time of writing itch.io allows individuals under 18 years to publish games if they have parental or guardian consent. I quote from itch.io Terms of Service: If you register an account to ...
Theraot's user avatar
  • 27.2k
17 votes
Accepted

How To Upload JavaScript Games To Steam

Steam only deals with downloadable games, not browser games, so you'll need to package your game using something like nw.js or Electron. Also you might want this library for integrating with ...
jhocking's user avatar
  • 15.8k
10 votes
Accepted

Unable to rollout release to alpha in Google Play Console

You are required to supply information in the sections marked with a grey checkmark (now a grey triangle with exclamation mark), in all required fields (marked with a blue asterisk). This includes, ...
zyndor's user avatar
  • 256
7 votes

For Google Play, what kinds documentation can I provide to prove I have permission to use a third party's music in my game?

Ideally you should have some manner of legally binding contract between you and your artist & I would expect that would satisfy their documentation requirements. As a somewhat related topic, you ...
Pikalek's user avatar
  • 12.4k
6 votes

How To Upload JavaScript Games To Steam

The current (2/21/2017), general process as described on the Greenlight FAQ: Who should submit their games to Steam Greenlight? Is there another way to submit my game to Steam? Steam ...
Pikalek's user avatar
  • 12.4k
6 votes

Unity remove logo in splash screen

The option to remove the Unity logo from the splash screen is one of the perks of the paid tiers (Plus and Pro). So the simple answer is: pay for Unity, and you can use the built-in features to turn ...
DMGregory's user avatar
  • 135k
6 votes
Accepted

What files can I delete from my project folder?

The standard Unity .gitignore file shows what files and folders should not be committed to git and can therefore be deleted. ...
Ed Marty's user avatar
  • 5,229
5 votes

If Windows 10 store games aren't crackable, why continue to publish on Steam?

The current operating system stats on Steam tell us that only 35% of Steam users even use Windows 10. And of those who do use Windows 10, not everyone regularly use the Windows store to shop for new ...
Philipp's user avatar
  • 120k
5 votes
Accepted

Why do so many game websites end in game.com?

You can perform a whois search to see if and when a domain got registred. helloneighbor.com is taken since 2002 and gunpoint.com since 1996. The names were not available for the games which came much ...
Philipp's user avatar
  • 120k
4 votes
Accepted

Can i release a game in steam with free assets?

To be sure you need to check the license for each asset to see if you have any legal restriction - most free assets I have seen have no such restriction, but some do require crediting, others are free ...
Brett's user avatar
  • 251
3 votes
Accepted

Can you publish game on multiple sites?

General rule: YES. You have the copyrights of the game you made? Then you can distribute anywhere you want. Exception: if you made a contract that gives any publisher/platform the copyright or ...
Ferreira da Selva's user avatar
3 votes

How do I become a game publisher?

First, you need to clarify what you mean by publish locally: What services are you providing to the license holder? Why should they choose you over others (possibly even themselves) for the ...
Pikalek's user avatar
  • 12.4k
3 votes
Accepted

Unity remove logo in splash screen

The exported game still includes the Unity engine Software. Unity are the ones that should be contacted with request for clarifications and executing a separate agreement that would let you move the ...
Stephane Hockenhull's user avatar
3 votes

How can I get multiple players play my multiplayer game at launch?

Softlaunch and marketing. Softlaunch is quietly launching your game. Once you're confident enough in the quality of your game, you release it to a small market (e.g. to only a particular region of ...
Vaillancourt's user avatar
  • 16.3k
3 votes
Accepted

Game free publishing website?

I think itch.io is what you are looking for. No listing fee. No approval process. You don't sign away any of your IP rights. You don't have to promise exclusivity. You can choose if people can play/...
Philipp's user avatar
  • 120k
2 votes
Accepted

How do I get access to the PS4 platform tools for Unity?

Searching "PS4 tools for Unity" turns up this site: How can my team get Unity for PlayStation®4? Start by registering with Sony. Once registered, developers can download Unity for ...
DMGregory's user avatar
  • 135k
2 votes

Publish game as pay-what-you-want on Steam

Another work around, discussed in this Kotaku article is selling "support the devs" style DLC on Steam. Some, like Thea: The Awakening - Coffee for Coding DLC (also discussed on their blog) ...
Pikalek's user avatar
  • 12.4k
2 votes

Are there alternative game distribution methods?

Yes, you can sell your game directly. In this day and age there are plenty of ways to do that. Getting physical copies into a brick and mortar store can still be difficult without a publisher. But 80% ...
Philipp's user avatar
  • 120k
2 votes

How do I extract and publish my game made in Code::Blocks?

Code::Blocks builds your project before running it, meaning that an actual executable file is created from time to time anytime you run your program. It is usually located in the "Release" build ...
liggiorgio's user avatar
  • 4,866
2 votes

can you release a game made by unity free on google play store

It's all on the website. If your company currently makes more than $100k in annual gross revenues or has raised funds in excess of $100k, you are not permitted to use Unity Personal, for ...
Philipp's user avatar
  • 120k
2 votes

How can I get multiple players play my multiplayer game at launch?

First and foremost comes marketing.Release trailers and initially launch demo version of the game.Record the user feedback and improve the main game accordingly.Once you feel satisfied launch the main ...
Debjit Chowdhury's user avatar
1 vote
Accepted

How can I develop and publish a game when I don't have the money to buy a brand new computer?

I see a couple options: Go big, but start small: You could save up for a used Windows computer, finish your game, publish it on Google Play, generate revenue from it, and use that revenue to buy a ...
Vaillancourt's user avatar
  • 16.3k

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible