As usual for games, we need to have an EULA to protect Dionic Software, our products, and the community. This agreement states the rules for downloading and using our products as well as the rules for participating in their communities.
In purchasing, downloading, or using our products, you acknowledge that you have read and accept this agreement in its entirety, and agree to be bound by the terms therein. If you do not agree to follow these rules, then you must not buy, download, use or play the Software.
In purchasing one of our games, you purchase a perpetual license to install and use the game and associated materials, documents, online services, forums, and other ancillaries (henceforth collectively known as “the Software”) on up to five devices you own. Dionic Software retains ownership of the Software. The only permissions you have in connection with the Software are the permissions laid out in this EULA.
The one key rule is that you can’t distribute anything we’ve made unless we agree to it. This means you’re not allowed to do things like:
- Give copies of anything we’ve made, including the Software, to anyone else
- Make commercial use of anything we’ve made
- Try to make money from anything we’ve made in any way
- Let others access anything we’ve made in a way that is unfair or unreasonable
- Give away or sell license keys (you may, however, give gift codes that have been bought through an official gift code system)
- Rip parts of our game out and distribute them
Dionic Software allows for the contents of our games to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. Monetization of videos created containing assets from our games is legally & explicitly allowed by Dionic Software.
You’re also allowed to use things we’ve made if the law expressly allows it, such as under “fair use” or “fair dealing” doctrine – but only to the extent that the law applicable to you expressly says. For example, most “fair use” doctrines would allow you to use game screenshots in a review article.
You may not, in connection with the Software or related forums, abuse people, including but not limited to by harassing, threatening, deceiving, pirating intellectual property, or spreading illegal material.
If you participate in an official Dionic Software discussion forum, or one controlled by Dionic Software staff, you are required to follow the rules of that forum as they are written at any particular time you participate there.
We can terminate this EULA if you breach any of the terms. This means that this license and the permission to use the Software can be revoked. This is pretty serious, so please be sure you understand this. It means, for example, that if you distribute the Software to pirates, or break rules on the forum, or break any other rule in this EULA, we can revoke your access to the game with no refund.
You can terminate this EULA at any time by simply uninstalling the Software from all your machines.
If the EULA is terminated, you no longer have any of the rights to the Software given in this license (though you do, of course, retain rights to things you created yourself). Even if this EULA is terminated, provisions in it relating to jurisdiction and dispute resolution remain in force.
Dionic Software might make updates to the game available from time to time, but isn’t obligated to do so. Dionic Software also isn’t obligated to provide any ongoing support or maintenance for the Software.
We may sell the Software during an ‘early access’ or ‘alpha’ or ‘beta’ release period (or something similar), but this doesn’t mean we’re obligated to add any particular amount of content or to fix any particular amount of bugs before releasing the game as its final version. We are allowed to declare the Software finished, and cease updates, at any time. Of course, we want to make the game fulfill our vision, and be quite bug-free, but we can’t be obligated to do any particular amount of additional work.
Dionic Software reserves the right to modify the terms of this EULA from time to time and will post notice of material changes somewhere within our website. These changes will be effective to the extent they can legally apply to you. For example if you use the Software only in single-player mode and don’t use the updates we make available, then the old EULA applies. However, if you do use the updates, or use parts of the game that rely on our providing ongoing online services, then the new EULA will apply.
Your local law may give you rights that this EULA cannot change. If so, this EULA applies as far as the law allows. Nothing in this license limits our liability for death or bodily injury resulting from our negligence or fraudulent misrepresentations.
This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the jurisdiction of Dionic Software. Any lawsuit relating to this agreement must be filed in the jurisdiction of Dionic Software.
If you come to us with a suggestion for any one of our websites, games, or other products, that suggestion is made for free and we have no obligation to accept or consider it. This means we can use or not use your suggestion in any way we want and we don’t have to pay you for it. If you think you have a suggestion that we would be willing to pay you for, please do not submit your suggestion unless you have first told us you expect to be paid and we have responded in writing by asking you to submit the suggestion.
You are aware and agree that use of the Software and the media on which it is recorded, if any, is at your sole risk. The Software is provided “as is.” Dionic Software expressly disclaims all other warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Dionic Software does not warrant that the Software will meet your requirements or desires. You bear the whole risk as to its quality and performance. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you.
You hold Dionic Software blameless for any harm that may arise from your use of the Software or from actions or inactions of Dionic Software in connection with the Software. Some jurisdictions do not allow for the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation of exclusion may not apply to you.