- Dec 31, 2017
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That said...if you've paid for the license, then the end product, as long as it's transformative in some way, should be able to be used as you see fit, with proper permissions if necessary. The idea of having a video of a game that started in RPG Maker and moved onto another engine would not only be a great addition to any game as a development vid, but also promotes RPG Maker as a very accessible and powerful engine to start out in.
I agree 100%, if I've bought the engine and put countless hours of effort to make something unique, I think the end product should be given a few more permissions of use.
I believe it would be good marketing for RPG Maker to allow the use of gameplay videos, they have nothing to lose, not only that, since it's the game people are developing, they'd try their best to make the videos as good as possible and give proper credits, to leave a good impression for the players. I'm sure some of the players could get interested in buying RPG Maker after seeing videos of it used in other engines. I fail to see what kind of harm it could do.
Sure there could be a few restrictions, if X asset or Y bgm can't be used, just put it in the disclaimer saying users can't use them, but I think giving the option would not only make RM more open but give good press for it, as an engine that cares a lot about the users.
Sorry for the long message and thanks for reading.