As the Stonehearth Game Engine solidifies beneath us, we’re nearing the point in our development plans where
making and playing mods will become an increasingly important part of everyone’s experience.
We’ve seen some truly inspired creations already – and we fully expect the world of modding to explode in the coming months. So what better time than now to establish some rules – okay, really just one rule – to guide your efforts.
We want everyone who wants to mod to feel able to do so. We also want everyone to provide an appropriate level of respect and consideration for others’ creations. We don’t want to exercise a heavy hand with this, but we do think it’s important to establish our expectations on how you, a modder, should interact with other modders’ work.
So here’s The Rule: If someone wants to use someone else’s work, then they must get explicit written permission to do so. If the original creator does not grant that permission, it’s not okay to go ahead and use the work.
In other words, if you ask and they say no: don’t use their work. If you ask and they don’t reply: don’t use their work. If you ask and they say yes: then go ahead. Pretty simple, right?
Respect other people’s efforts; they’ll respect yours. We don’t want to get all tied up trying to adjudicate who stole from whom arguments. (That’ll make us angry. And you don’t want to see us when we’re angry.)
We thank you in advance for your cooperation… and we can’t wait to see what you’re going to make!
– Brad (for Team Radiant)