Gamestar Mechanic - Educational Subscriber Agreement

Please note that with the sunsetting of Flash in late 2020, we have announced that Gamestar Mechanic will no longer be available. As such, new subscriptions are no longer supported and the premium content has been made free to all users.

Gamestar Mechanic (“Gamestar” or the "Site") is an online service offered by E-Line Media (“we” or “us”) that helps users learn how to design video games. This Educational Licensing Agreement (the “Agreement”) describes the terms and conditions under which we make Gamestar available for use in educational settings.

The terms "Gamestar Mechanic", the "service", "us", or "we" refers to the owners of the website, E-Line Media, and its successors and assigns. The terms "you" “your” or "Educator Account Holder" refer to a user of our site who creates an Educator Account to use Gamestar Mechanic, as well as to any educational institution or organization with which the Educator Account holder represents an affiliation during the account registration process..

This Educational Licensing Agreement was last revised on October 2, 2020.

Educator Accounts

Gamestar Mechanic offers complimentary Educator Accounts that enable educators to use Gamestar Mechanic with their students. To be eligible to register an Educator Account, you must be a professional educator or homeschooling parent/guardian/instructor who will use Gamestar Mechanic in one of the following environments:

  1. A K-12 or higher educational institution, non-profit, accredited by a generally accepted accreditation body;

  2. A registered United States 501(c)(3) charitable organization, accredited by a generally accepted accreditation body;

  3. A homeschool setting.

If you meet the eligibility requirements and use Gamestar in one of these settings, you must register your account as an Educator Account, rather than as a regular user account.

We reserve the right to contact you and request proof of your eligibility to register an Educator Account. We reserve the right to deny your request to register an Educator Account and/or to revoke your access to Gamestar Mechanic, your Educator Account and any Student Accounts and Educational Content Packs associated with it should we determine, at our sole discretion, that you do not meet the eligibility requirements to register an Educator Account or should you fail to provide us, upon request, with sufficient material to prove your eligibility to our satisfaction.

Individuals, organizations or groups not meeting the above criteria are not eligible to register Educator Accounts or to purchase Educational Content Packs. Note that Gamestar Mechanic is also made available to individual consumers, and Commercial Licenses are also available for companies, organizations and groups not meeting the above criteria. For more information, please contact us at

When you register an Educator Account, you will be provided with an activation link that will allow your students to create their own Gamestar Mechanic user accounts (“Student Accounts”). By registering your Educator Account and registering your students using this link, you represent that A) each of your students (or the student's parent/guardian if the student is under 18) accepts the Gamestar Mechanic Terms of Service AND; B) you (and/or your school or organization) is authorized to act as an agent for your students' parents (if the students are under 18) in providing consent to accept the Gamestar Mechanic Terms of Service.

Educational Content Packs

Educator and Student Accounts provide users with the same free features and content available to all Gamestar Mechanic users.

Educator Account holders may purchase premium Educational Content Packs. Pricing for Educational Content Packs is on a per-student basis and provides the student with learning experiences (i.e. Quests and Courses) and game making content (e.g. sprites, music and backgrounds). They also provide students and Educators with access to features that make it easier to work together in classroom settings, for example student tracking, progress reports, a library of projects that can be assigned to students, assessment tools and collaboration features ("Premium Classroom Features").

As an Educator Account holder, you may purchase Educational Content Packs for any students who registered their accounts using your activation link (members of your "class"). Provided you have at least one Student Account in your class who has redeemed a Premium Educational Content Pack, you will have access to the Premium Classroom Features and complimentary access to the Educational Content Pack features and content for your personal Educator Account. You may also add additional Educator Accounts to your class on a complimentary basis.

Once a student has redeemed an Educational Content Pack, they will continue to have access to the included premium learning experiences and content on a lifetime basis, meaning they will continue to have access for as long as the Gamestar Mechanic service is available and they continue to maintain the user account for which the Educational Content Pack was redeemed, subject to the Terms of Service. Using the student tracking feature, you may remove students from your class at any time, but those students will continue to have access to their user accounts and the premium learning experiences and content.

You may add additional students to your class at any time by having them register accounts using your activation link. You may also purchase additional Educational Content Packs for new or existing students.

A full description of the standard Gamestar Mechanic Premium Educational Content Packs can be found in the 'For Teachers' section of the website. From time to time, we may choose to add additional features or content to premium Educational Content Packs you have already purchased on a complimentary basis (i.e. you will not be charged any additional fee). We will never remove features or content from a premium Educational Content Pack you or your students already have access to. We may also change the contents of the Educational Content Packs available for purchase, remove Educational Content Packs from sale or make new packs available for purchase, but this will not affect your or your students’ access to or the contents of packs you have already purchased. We may also make additional features or content available to all users or all Educator or Student Account holders on a complimentary basis.

Payment Processing

We accept payment for premium Educational Content Packs using the following methods:

* Credit Cards

By purchasing a premium Educational Content Pack with a credit card, you represent that you are eighteen (18) years or older and that you are authorized to use the method of payment provided.

At the time of purchase, we collect and store certain information concerning the method of payment in order to process the payment transaction. Please refer to our Privacy Policy to learn more about the information we collect and how we use it to process payment transaction.

* Purchase Orders and Invoice Billing

You may purchase premium Educational Content Packs via Invoice Billing upon our receipt of a valid Purchase Order. Your Purchase Order must include:

- the name of the entity responsible for payment;
- the address of the entity responsible for payment;
- contact information;
- the amount authorized by the purchase order;
- the date that the purchase order is valid;
- the Premium Educational License Package(s) being purchased and quantity.

You may use the online purchase order form (“send me an invoice” option) we provide during the Checkout process or send us a purchase order that you create via email, fax, or mail:

Fax: 781-240-0062
Mail: E-Line Media, 1295 W. Washington Street, Suite 105, Tempe, AZ 85281

We will invoice you upon our receipt and processing of your purchase order. Payment is due in full within thirty (30) days of the invoice date. If we do not receive payment within 30 days, we reserve the right to suspend your and your students' access to the purchased content until payment is received. Payment may be made using a personal or institutional check drawn on a US bank account. Checks should be made payable to: E-Line Media, P.O. Box 28916, New York, NY 10087-8916.

You may also arrange to make payment via wire transfer, in which case a non-refundable service fee of $20 USD will be added to your order (in addition to any fees that may be charged to you by your financial institution). If you wish to make payment via wire transfer, please contact us at in advance to make arrangements.

If you elect to use the online purchase order form during the Checkout process, you represent that you are authorized to make a binding commitment to pay for products or services on behalf of the individual or organization indicated on the purchase order and that by completing the Checkout process you acknowledge that you are entering into such a binding commitment with respect to your purchase.

International Orders

We welcome purchases from qualifying educational organizations outside the United States. As noted above, we accept payment for educational purchases, including purchases from non-US customers, via credit cards, checks drawn on a US bank account and wire transfers. All purchase transactions for Gamestar Mechanic are denominated in US dollars.

If you have any questions or special needs regarding an international purchase, please contact us at prior to completing the checkout process.

Transfer of Premium Educational Content Packs and Account Sharing

Premium Educational Content Packs are tied to the individual or organization that purchased them. An institution may request that we link a Package or Class to another Educator Account within the same organization by sending an email to

As noted in the Rules of Conduct and Terms of Service, Gamestar Mechanic has a strict policy of one user per account. User accounts may not be shared by more than one user (i.e. by more than one individual human being). The sharing or serial use of a single Student Account by multiple individuals -- including the sharing of a Student Account for which an Educational Content Pack has been redeemed -- is expressly prohibited.


Within the first ninety (90) days following the purchase of an Educational Content Pack, you are entitled to, upon request, a full, “no-questions-asked” refund of your Premium Educational Content Pack purchase, provided that Content Pack has not yet been redeemed and applied to a Student Account. No refunds or credits will be provided for unused Educational Content Packs purchased but not redeemed outside of this 90-day period. Note that purchased but unredeemed Educational Content Packs do not expire and may be redeemed and applied to students in the future.

Within the first seven (7) days following the redemption of an Educational Content Pack and its application to a particular Student Account, you are entitled to, upon request, a full, “no-questions-asked” refund of your Premium Educational Content Pack purchase.

To request a refund, please email us at

Disputes and Reversals

If you believe that an unauthorized, suspicious, fraudulent or otherwise problematic transaction has taken place under your Educator Account or involving your method of payment, you agree to notify us immediately so that we can investigate and take appropriate steps to prevent financial loss.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, you waive all claims against us related to payments unless you submit the claim to us within forty-five (45) days after the charge.

Collection of Student Personal Data

Please see our Privacy Policy for information concerning our data collection and use practices that apply to all Gamestar Mechanic users, including Student and Educator Account holders.

Real Student First and Last Names

If you purchase Educational Content Packs for your students, you have the option of requiring that the students who redeem them provide a real First and Last Name to be associated with their Gamestar Mechanic usernames. We provide this service only as a benefit to Educator Account holders (and their schools or organizations) to assist them in tracking and assessing student progress and also to help them identify users who may have joined their classes or redeemed Educational Content Packs in an unauthorized manner.

Student First and Last Names collected in this manner are stored in our system in a secure fashion and are only displayed to authorized Educator Account holders at the educational institution or organization in question. They are never displayed elsewhere in Gamestar Mechanic, shared with any third party or used for any other purpose.

If you elect to use this feature, you specifically represent and warrant that you have obtained the parent/guardian permission of any Student Account holder under the age of eighteen (18) for the use described above in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Agreement and Contact Information

This Educational Licensing Agreement constitutes a binding agreement between you and Gamestar Mechanic and is accepted by you upon your creating an Educator Account. If you represent an affiliation with an educational institution or organization when you register your Educator Account, you represent that you are authorized to accept this Agreement on that organization’s behalf and do so upon creating an Educator Account.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Educational Licensing Agreement, you can contact us via email at or at

Gamestar Mechanic
c/o E-Line Media
1295 W. Washington Street
Suite 105
Tempe, AZ 85281