Note that being listed is not a seal of quality. Only featured games have that amount of approval. Consult the rules section for the current guidelines for being featured.
To submit a game:
- Become a BYOND member.
- Become a member of the BYOND Strategy.
- Find a game which meets the guidelines listed below. You need not be the game's owner.
- Go to the game's hub page and click the "Submit to a Guild" link.
- Click the BYOND Strategy link in the list of guilds that appears.
- Wait for the guild staff to approve or reject the submission.
Submissions must be of the strategy genre:
- Players should have reliable data to form plans. It is fine to include random mechanics like cards or dice, but player choices should have a much greater influence.
- Victory should not depend on physical reflexes or skill (with the possible exception of multitasking like a champion RTS player). Games which do rely on such conditions do not become strategy games by merely adding teams. Instead, try BYOND Action.
- Time spent playing should grant a player wisdom rather than tangible power. New players should be able to defeat old ones through fair strategy. Upgrading game pieces is fine during the course of a session. However, if your submission makes more permanent use of this power then you should try BYOND RPG.
- Games which contain fan content, such as anime settings or characters, will be rejected. Such games should be submitted to their respective fan guild.
Submissions must conform to accepted BYOND community standards, and the rules of the hub:
- Many BYOND users are children. A game's hub entry should not contain any content, whether text, graphical, or otherwise, which exceeds the equivalent of a PG-13 rating. Games may include such content, provided that the hub entry contains clearly visible warnings.
- It is understood that player generated content (including social commands) is not always under the direct control of the game's administrators. However, if player generated content which violates these guidelines is commonplace then the game's administrators must show positive action toward limiting, and preventing, such content.
Submissions must have at least one of the following:
- An active server, which need not have a regular schedule, but is open to the public (aside from those the host has banned).
- A working download link on the submission's hub page so players can run their own sessions.
Neither popularity nor continuous development are required. However, inactive games must eventually have the following or be removed:
- A help file to spur new activity. Games without help files or people to communicate with are just as inaccessible as those without download links or servers.