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Using NC assets in screenshot before release?

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Is it allowed to post none commercial licensed artwork in the screenshots I post on social media before the game is released, or even in very early state? It's not intentional marketing but marketing none the less. I use a lot of place holders for my games and like to sent out a occasional tweet, blog, update, etc. I don't think this is allowed so I refrain from doing so but reaching out to the public helps me focus on my project more.

 

I know asking the artist is always good but for a lot of free art there is no contact information. Like the re-seller sites which offer free items as well. So what are the rules here?

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Is it allowed to post none commercial licensed artwork in the screenshots I post on social media


To clarify: you're saying the artwork is licensed for non-commercial uses only?
And you're using it as placeholder art in a project intended for future commercial use?
Don't do that! It's clearly a violation of the license.

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Well, I guess that was a stupid question now I think about it. For what it's worth, I am not posting anything into the world but I guess that does not matter since it's still a commercial project and some of the artwork is licensed NC.

 

The thing is, I want get the look and feel of the game right by picking whatever I can find before I'm going to make any artwork myself because that is taking ages for me. I'll guess I have to replace it with what I have and can find that can be used for commercial projects.

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Have you tried seeing who owns the artwork your using and asking them if you would be allowed to show them off in a non release version of the game only included in screenshots. They may say yes, never hurts to ask.

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Yeah, that is the best way to go. But sometimes people release work for free on re-selling sites like turbosquid and they don't give contact info obviously. Already started creating my own tile-set since I really want to open to the public with my current project.

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Best thing is to ask permission.

 

I once contacted a former team leader for permission to use his 3D art as a placeholder for a Kickstarter campaign. He agreed, as long as I replace the art for the final product.

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