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EricSchwartz Envato team says

Hey everyone! We are very excited to announce some fresh and forthcoming changes to music licensing, which we’ll be launching in the next few weeks. For full details, please see our blog post:

READ FULL ARTICLE:
Brand New Music Licensing Coming Soon to AudioJungle

We’ve provided lots of information upfront to help you feel as informed, prepared, and comfortable with the transition as possible. As always we welcome your ongoing community feedback, and will be here to answer any further questions you may have. Thanks!

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EricSchwartz Envato team says

This event is now over. Winners Announced Soon!

Envato's Most Wanted

Introducing: Game Assets!

We’re extremely excited to announce the launch of Game Assets, our newest category on GraphicRiver! We’ve taken note of all our talented authors who have been creating high quality items with specific design and functionality suited for use in video games and game development. This Game Assets category will better showcase these unique items, and let the game development community know that GraphicRiver is the place to go for these functional and flexible assets.

We’ve further clarified our submission requirements for this new category and what it means for an item to be a Game Asset. First and foremost, to be accepted as a Game Asset your item must be game specific, with game relevant design, layout, and features. If your item is not created specifically for use in games, it should simply be submitted to the appropriate non-game asset GraphicRiver category as usual.

Please Read The Full Game Assets Help Center Article Here

We’ve also already identified and recategorized a number of our current items as Game Assets. If you believe your existing item also qualifies as a Game Asset and would like it moved to this new category, please let us know here.

Finally, to celebrate this exciting launch, we’ve put a $5,000 bounty on the head of Envato’s most wanted file type – Game Assets on GraphicRiver.

What’s The Reward!

We’re running a Best Item Contest, where authors of all new Game Assets submitted between August 28th and October 9th will have a chance to win the following cash prizes:

Best Complete Game Kits

  • $1,000 Grand Prize Winner:
  • $750 Runner Up
  • $500 3rd Place
  • $250 4th Place
  • $100 5th Place

In order to be eligible for the above prizes, complete Game Kits must include all assets needed to successfully create a full game concept, including sprites, tilesets, user interfaces, and backgrounds (as applicable).

We also have prizes for individual game asset types, including:

Best Game Sprites
  • $300 1st Place
  • $200 2nd Place
  • $100 3rd Place
Best Game Tilesets
  • $300 1st Place
  • $200 2nd Place
  • $100 3rd Place
Best Game User Interfaces
  • $300 1st Place
  • $200 2nd Place
  • $100 3rd Place
Best Game Backgrounds
  • $300 1st Place
  • $200 2nd Place
  • $100 3rd Place
Here are some examples of the type of files we’re looking for:

It’s a Contest!

This Envato’s Most Wanted is a contest. And like any contest, you don’t want to be disqualified because you didn’t follow the rules. So as well as carefully following the procedure below, make sure you read the Terms & Conditions in full!

Here are the key details:

  • Submit your items on or after Thursday, August 28th and before the competition closes on Thursday, October 9th at 23.59 AEST time.
  • The winning files will get a share of $5,000.
  • Envato staff to vote on prize winners.
  • Authors can enter as many items as they wish.
  • Multiple submissions from the same author must be different to one another.
  • Authors can win multiple category prizes for different items.
  • If only one (1) item is submitted to a prize category, this does not mean the item will win by default.
  • All winners will also receive the much-desired “Won a Contest” badge.
  • Final eligibility on entries for prizes are determined by Envato staff.
  • Prizes are payable only via PayPal or Moneybookers/Skrill.

We’ll announce the winners a week or two after the event closes, and send out the prizes two or three weeks after that. So, let’s get started. To be in the running, follow our procedure to the letter!

How to Submit Your Items

What to Do After Your Items Are Approved

Once your items have been approved, do the following as soon as you can:

  • Complete the Most Wanted Entry Agreement. By doing this, you agree to keep any winning entries online for a minimum of two years.
  • Post your approved entries in this thread.

It’s as simple as that! Good luck!

Please Read Full Terms & Conditions Here

 

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EricSchwartz Envato team says

Nice visual update :)

One thing I’ve never understood..

Use in a free end product (more than one end user allowed)

Why does this option exist? Basically the way this is written, I can create a free WordPress theme, purchase an extended license for any plugin on CodeCanyon, and then distribute my custom theme along with the CodeCanyon product for free to the entire world.

Hey CodingJack. While perhaps not 100% clear from just the landing page itself, the scenario you describe has been and is still restricted in the actual license terms of both the RL and EL, where we specifically do not allow redistribution of an item as stock, tools and templates, or with source files. See Clause 8 in the license, with additional clarification in the FAQ here, and also here.

In this respect the end product is the final website itself, not the theme/template used alongside the plugin. The website itself can have unlimited end users / visitors. But under the RL or EL you can not redistribute the theme/template/plugin itself to end users, no matter if it’s free or paid.

I certainly understand your concerns, and I’ll bring it up with the team and see if there’s a better way to make this clearer upfront. Ultimately, the terms themselves do exist for a purpose :) Thanks!

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EricSchwartz Envato team says

I’m sure these are great news for the authors, but are they also for buyers?

We believe that helping to support authors to be able to create and maintain the highest quality content possible provides a very strong benefit for marketplace customers as well :)

We will of course be monitoring the marketplace closely in the coming weeks as well to ensure the most positive outcome for the community.

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EricSchwartz Envato team says

What about GraphicRiver? What about flyer templates?

It is nice to see some changes, but why not in Graphicriver too?

Hey everyone, as Ben mentioned these pricing decisions were based on a variety of key market factors and historical data. As a result the price increases varied slightly across individual marketplaces and categories, including a few areas whose prices remained the same. Some of those did happen to be in GraphicRiver.

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EricSchwartz Envato team says

Today we are rolling out pricing changes across the Marketplaces. Please see this main forum announcement for more details:

http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/price-changes-across-the-marketplaces/138218
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EricSchwartz Envato team says

Today we are rolling out pricing changes across the Marketplaces. Please see this main forum announcement for more details:

http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/price-changes-across-the-marketplaces/138218
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EricSchwartz Envato team says

Today we are rolling out pricing changes across the Marketplaces. Please see this main forum announcement for more details:

http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/price-changes-across-the-marketplaces/138218
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EricSchwartz Envato team says

Today we are rolling out pricing changes across the Marketplaces. Please see this main forum announcement for more details:

http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/price-changes-across-the-marketplaces/138218
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EricSchwartz Envato team says

Today we are rolling out pricing changes across the Marketplaces. Please see this main forum announcement for more details:

http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/price-changes-across-the-marketplaces/138218
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