Step 4: Access granted to Games for Windows Art Guidelines
The Games for Windows Program offers three different options for branding title packaging.
Front and Spine Signature
Box Spine and Jewelry Signature Option
Box Jewel Signature Option
Click here to view the branding packaging options.
Along with the branded packaging templates, the Games for Windows Program offers a variety of advertising options. Get the GFW advertising guidelines here.
The Games for Windows package templates, logos, and fonts are available through Microsoft Prosource. If you are already signed up for Prosource, email email@example.com to request access.
If you don’t have a Prosource account, follow the steps below to create one.
Go to https://www.microsoftprosource.com/
Enter your Windows Live ID and password
Please fill-in all required fields on the profile page. Preferences are optional and do not affect permissions or access.
Once registration is complete, allow up to one business day for permission to be granted.
Licensee must disclose any limitations or hardware dependencies that Product may have when operating with the edition and version of Windows that is identified on the logo in accordance with applicable laws.
Product that requires a DirectX 10-compatible graphics card must include notice of such fact in a conspicuous size and place such at or before the time of purchase. The following shall be deemed appropriate placements for such notice:
for product intended for in-store sale, on product packaging and any point-of-purchase displays and in-store marketing materials related to the Product that are created or distributed by Licensee;
for product intended solely for e-commerce or catalogue sale, on Product packaging or on printed material placed inside the Product packaging and on all Web pages and in all catalogues describing the Product. If Licensee does not have editorial control over the content of any such Web pages or catalogues, Licensee shall make commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that the party that does have such control includes the statement in a conspicuous size and place within that content.