Royalties on Itch.io Tip The Creator and Gamejolt Pay What You Want?
Hello! So I am planning on making a game that I will upload to itch.io and gamejolt. So my question is do I have to pay royalties on donations I get from the game. For example on itch.io I would have it set so that people have the option $0 or donate and anyone that donates won't get anything other than the game like everyone else. I know what you're thinking, Not another person asking about royalties again! Look it up for god's sake. But when I search about royalties on donations for itch.io I'm getting mixed opinions which leaves me dumbfounded. I'm not sure if tip the creator on itch.io is considered tied to product access and the same for gamejolt and that's my question. As in the EULA it states that no royalty is owed on: Revenue from donations for a Product which are not tied to Product access or in-Product benefits. Well thanks for taking your time the read this and I hope I can get an official answer on this as it's driving me mad.
asked Jul 26 '18 at 05:58 PM in Legal & Licensing
Under the facts you've described ($0 option and donors get nothing additional), you will not owe royalties.
answered Jul 27 '18 at 05:00 PM
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