Can I post and monetize videos of games from Firefly Studios?
Firefly has the utmost respect and admiration for anyone who likes our games enough to create video content featuring them. The sheer volume and variety of fan-made content on sites like YouTube is a constant source of encouragement for the whole team. We see emails on the rules surrounding the creation such content on a weekly basis, specifically what content creators are allowed to do with Stronghold and Space Colony-related videos once they are uploaded, we have set out a series of guidelines. These are outlined below:
Non-Commercial – Players are forbidden from charging anyone to view or access Stronghold or Space Colony-related content, they are also forbidden from selling videos that feature our games in any way.
Monetization – Firefly Studios grants content creators on YouTube permission to run ads on their videos via the YouTube Partner Program, so long as this advertising does not interfere with users’ access to said videos.
Credits – Please give credit where credit is due! Do not use or publish video content that is not of your own creation without permission from the creator.
Specific Games – Firefly Studios wholly owns the right to sell Stronghold, Stronghold: Crusader, Space Colony, Stronghold 2, Stronghold Legends, Stronghold Kingdoms and Stronghold Crusader 2. All other games developed entirely or in part by Firefly Studios are sold through external publishers who hold their commercial rights. 2K Games are the authority on any commercial use of CivCity: Rome footage, while Missing Link Games hold the rights to Stronghold 3. We have never witnessed content creators being asked to remove fan-made videos of these Stronghold games from YouTube, regardless of whether or not they were monetised. To be absolutely sure you can however contact these publishers via the links below:
If you have further questions about our YouTube and video policy please contact us on Twitter @fireflyworlds or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fireflystudios.
We can’t wait to see what you make next!