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Rules & Announcements for Custom Stories and their Forum Posts (Updated 4/21/21)

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:21 pm
by erasmus
In addition to the Eek! Forum Rules, the following rules apply to this subforum and stories posted on any Eek! Games associated platform or service (these forums, CSU/CSB, etc.). Repeated violations of these rules lead to the editing or removal of stories, forum posts, and more without notice, and may also lead to removal of forum and CSU/CSB access:

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You must be over the age of 18 to Post Content on the CSU/CSB, or to upload to/use the forums!

Story, Story Thumbnail, and Story Forum Post Theme and Content Rules:
Your stories, thumbnails, or forum post content(s) cannot contain any trademarked materials, images, or names.

Your stories, thumbnails, or forum post content(s) must be within the legal parameters of your country’s media regulation standards.

All characters depicted or discussed in any stories, thumbnails, or forum posts are portrayed as being above the age of 18.

Eek! Games reserves the right to remove any Stories due to an extended period of low user rating, and/or upon receipt of multiple constructive reports indicating that a Story, its thumbnail, description, or accompanying Forum Post violate any posted rules.

We aren't against moral ambiguity, but your stories cannot simply contain offensive content for its sake alone. All stories must include narrative and actual gameplay.

Do not hide or mislead users as to the the content or themes found in your story, either in the description, on the forums, or elsewhere. If your story is even remotely offensive or morally gray in nature, don't call it <Amy's Happy Fun Cuddly Playtime>.

Eek! Games reserves the right to remove any stories, thumbnails, or forum post content(s) from our service that (based upon its content, CSU/CSB description or name, accompanying forum post, or thumbnail) is deemed in our estimation to unlawful, hateful, malicious, abusive, harassing, portrays actions resulting in or from a removal of sexual consent, or pedophelic, or otherwise violates any applicable law within a state, national or international purview, or for any other reason we deem necessary. We’ll also probably call you a dick.

An appeal of punitive actions taken by Eek! Games staff or representatives is not guaranteed. If a Story or Forum Post is removed/disabled and if you are notified that an appeal is allowed, resubmit your Story/Forum Post content to "markiez", only after you are entirely confident that all necessary changes have been made. Eek! Games reserves the right to deny any appeal at any time, for any reason, and repeated gross violations of the appeal process will result in punitive action(s).

No "completely broken" stories allowed. Players must be able to enter the game world, Interact Items and NPCs, and experience Gameplay
If in doubt, make sure your story upload is a single .zip file containing ONLY .character files relevant to your story, ONE .story file, and nothing else. It should effectively look like a structural copy of the Original Story or Date Night With Brittney, etc.

Make sure all NPCs relevant to your story are enabled when they should be.

Make sure NPCs are warped/moved to where they should be when the Player first encounters or interacts with them.

Post one thread for your custom story
Use that thread to continue posting updates to the story or allow other players to ask questions, report bugs, etc.

Format your thread's title for your custom story as follows:
<Story Name> [House Party Game Version] {CSC Version of Custom Story Creator used}
So an example would be (no quotes): "<Eek Loses Files in the Hot Tub? Aqua-Patrick to the Rescue!> [0.8.8] {CSC 5.0}"

We also encourage you to add a brief description or your thoughts on your story as part of your initial post, and be aware that users may have bug or guidance questions for you so check back when you can!

This forum will be auto-pruned every 9 months
Stories older than that with little to no activity or updates may be removed to ensure that fresh and functional stories are available to users.

We back up all forum and server content every night. You know...just in case.