At KingsIsle we are all about the community. You are what makes the games we develop a reality and worth working on! It especially excites us to discover and be able to share content you develop for these games. A smile is brought to our face by every piece of fan art and drawing that comes across our screens.
We have seen some great questions on what type of content we can share. Content ranges from a unique screenshot of your character in the world, concept art and drawings of a world element (usually this is again about your character), a useful gameplay guide, an event that’s coming up such as a birthday party or PvP match, and of course instructive livestreams and other videos.
Some content we cannot share. This content ranges from the obvious, such as political commentary and abusive language or hate speech, to the simple matter of how that content is presented. The higher the quality and care in crafting your content, the greater the chances it will be shared!
There are a few ways that we share community content that may be of interest to you.
Usually we will discover content simply by running across it when we check social media pages. Use @Wizard101, @Pirate101, and @AnimalCove on Twitter and Facebook when you want us to see your posts. You can also share more with the rest of the community by using the hashtags #Wizard101, #Pirate101, and #AnimalCove. We check those too!
Other areas that you post, such as in the Comments section of news announcements, replies to forum posts, etc., are sometimes noticed as well. Please know that we don’t always have time to check over every single community specifically for content to share, so it’s quite possible some of your content will go unnoticed.
This is where a more direct approach helps in ensuring we see your content you wish us to share. If you’ve got the best drawing this side of the Spiral, or an amazing screenshot or video, please send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or PM us on one of our game’s social media channels.
If your content isn’t shared, don’t worry, we may just not have seen it yet, or we will get to posting it at a better time. It’s also possible that some element in the content caused us to not be able to post it. Even the timing of fitting it into our daily news schedule can matter.
Then there are the outlets that regularly put out content. You can probably name one or three off the top of your head, as there are so many great community fansites out there! Some of these fansites are part of KingsIsle’s Wizard101 and Pirate101 official fansite programs. The way fansites are included (or removed) from the program is a combined review of the quality and frequency of their content, history in the community, and a variety of other factors.
Applications are currently open for fansites to request being added to our program!
Share away, wizards and pirates and animal lovers, as we want to see what great community contributions and fun content you’ve come with. It may even make it into our monthly newsletters or on the next KI Live!