Create With Confidence: Our Fan Content Policy
Our community is a huge part of what makes our games amazing. We appreciate that players may therefore want to use game content to make awesome things like YouTube videos, Twitch content, custom creations, or even covers of RuneScape songs! We're keen to encourage your creativity and we love to see the wonderful works you come up with.
We're also aware that there's been some confusion in the past over what is and isn't acceptable – especially when it comes to physical creations such as plushies and models – and this can make things a little intimidating.
To make things simpler in future, we'd like to introduce you to the brand new Jagex Fan Content Policy!
What is the Fan Content Policy?
Our Fan Content Policy is a clear, publicly accessible guide to what you can and can't do with our content as a fan of RuneScape or Old School RuneScape.
Why Does This Exist?
To encourage creativity by giving you transparency.
We have an amazing, creative community and we want to empower you to produce great things! To do that, we need to be clear on what is already permitted – and in what circumstances you would need to reach out and apply for additional permission.
What does the Fan Content Policy cover and who does it apply to?
The policy covers a whole host of subjects including YouTube content, music, fan art, fanfiction and 3D objects/printing, as well as making stuff to sell, making games and third-party clients.
Provided you follow the rules in the policy, you can create your own content and merch however you wish. For example, under certain conditions, you are allowed to make and sell up to 100 units of a piece of merch, create covers and remixes of RuneScape/Old School RuneScape songs, write short stories of up to 15,000 words, use our 3D models in short animated films and accept a paid commission to create a piece of game-inspired fan art!
For more details on all of the above, please take the time to read the Fan Content Policy in full – especially if you're a creator who uses visuals, music, in-game models or anything else from RuneScape or Old School RuneScape.
We're really excited to see our community continue to create amazing works, and we hope this information helps both current and future creators!
- The RuneScape Team