Community Rules for Publishing with Gimkit Creative

Community Rules for Publishing with Gimkit Creative

Welcome to Publishing for Gimkit Creative!

People all over the world can play games you build. Pretty cool, right?

Of course, this comes with an important job: helping us keep Gimkit safe and fun for everyone.

We've made some rules to make this job easy. If you break the rules, your account could get banned forever. Please read these rules carefully and make sure to follow them.

Thanks so much for your help and have fun!

Overview

Before you publish a game make sure the answer to each of these 5 questions is yes:

  1. Does my game follow the below Community Rules and Gimkit Content Guidelines?
  2. Is everything in my game kind and respectful to everyone?
  3. Am I sure that no one, including me, could be hurt or harmed by anything in my game?
  4. Is my game free of all hateful, bullying, rude, offensive, or targeting content?
  5. Could my teacher put my game up on their projector in front of the entire school?

And that's it - super simple, right?

Publishing the games you've worked hard on is an amazing opportunity. Don’t mess it up by making a bad decision.

Rules for Publishing with Gimkit Creative

Let's make Gimkit a positive and enjoyable place for everyone. Here are some rules to follow as you create and share your games with the Gimkit community:

  1. Be Safe and Kind
    • Keep your content free from anything illegal, harmful, or violent.
    • Respect privacy and don’t share anyone’s personal information, including yours.
    • Embrace diversity and do not include content that discriminates or bullies others.
  2. Follow the Rules and Guidelines
    • Maps you publish must follow the Gimkit Content Guidelines.
    • Respect intellectual property rights and do not infringe on copyrights or trademarks.
    • Give credit if required by licenses, and follow any specified rules for usage.
  3. Be Original
    • Create your own content and don’t copy things made by other people.
    • Don't pretend to be someone else or deceive others.
    • Don't use anything that isn't yours or that you don't have permission to use.
    • If you share or repost things made by someone else, give them credit.
  4. No Cheating or Scamming
    • Do not create games that involve cheating, exploits, or scams.
    • Keep the language appropriate, and don't use obscene or hateful text or symbols.
  5. Keep It Positive
    • No hateful symbols or violent content.
    • Respect others in every single one of your creations.
  6. Keep it Appropriate
    • Make sure the content in your games is age-appropriate for students as young as 6.
    • Do not include gambling or casino-style games.
    • School rules apply: If it isn’t OK at your school, it’s not OK here.
  7. No Links
    • Don’t add external links or QR codes for anything, including social media sites.
    • Don’t guide or lead players from your game to anywhere else on the internet.
    • Do not include Gimkit game codes in your map or the title/description
  8. Authentic Representation
    • Represent your Gimkit games and content accurately if you promote them to others.
    • Do not mislead players or anyone else about your games or their content.
  9. Respect Gimkit's Branding
    • Publishing Maps using Gimkit Creative does not make you a Gimkit partner or employee.
    • Do not suggest a partnership with Gimkit without permission.
    • Do not use Gimkit's logos without approval.
  10. Reporting

This stuff isn’t that hard. Let's work together to keep Gimkit a fun and welcoming environment for everyone!

Consequences

Gimkit is a game for K-12 students. So, breaking these rules could mean you get permanently banned. That's a serious thing. It means you'll lose access to Gimkit, your rewards and cosmetics, all of the Maps you've made, and everything else in your account. Let's keep things fun and follow the rules!

Living Document

These Community Rules are not final and may change over time. Check back often to stay up to date. “But, I didn’t know…” is not a good excuse. We’re all here to have fun, create, share, and enjoy great games!

That’s All!

Want to learn more about Gimkit Creative and the Gimkit Community? Check out these resources:

Thank you for being a part of the Gimkit community and for helping us keep Gimkit safe and fun!

Gimkit Content Guidelines
Gimkit Content Guidelines
FAQ
FAQ