Can't afford Construct 3 .. Construct 2 still viable?

  • I am a solo dabbler and would consider buying Construct 3 as opposed to renting it. But, that apparently isn't an option, which is forcing me to search for an alternative... but I digress.

    Is it worth purchasing Construct 2 or will that just be $200 down the drain?

    Thanks,

    Brandon

  • It depends on what exactly you are looking to do in the end.

    Does Construct 2 works ? Yes it does.

    Is Construct 3 better than Construct 2 ? On many levels, yes it is.

    Can you learn game making with Construct 2 ? Yes you can. With C3 as well.

    What do you want to do with those game engines ?

    Make games for you to play and have fun, at your rythm ?

    Construct 2 sounds like a good fit.

    You want to learn to use the engines and ultimately make commercial use of your work ? Construct 2 can help you in the learning process, and when you are serious about going commercial, you can switch to Construct 3.

    It all depends on what really you're after.

    The engine works and made its proof over the years.

    Where do YOU stand ?

  • It depends on what exactly you are looking to do in the end.

    Does Construct 2 works ? Yes it does.

    Is Construct 3 better than Construct 2 ? On many levels, yes it is.

    Can you learn game making with Construct 2 ? Yes you can. With C3 as well.

    What do you want to do with those game engines ?

    Make games for you to play and have fun, at your rythm ?

    Construct 2 sounds like a good fit.

    You want to learn to use the engines and ultimately make commercial use of your work ? Construct 2 can help you in the learning process, and when you are serious about going commercial, you can switch to Construct 3.

    It all depends on what really you're after.

    The engine works and made its proof over the years.

    Where do YOU stand ?

    I found this comment curious.

    Why can not you continue with C2 to make your work commercial? Why do you think you should change to C3 to make the work commercial? That is, sell your videogame.

    I'm curious about that, am I missing something important?

    I am doing my videogame with commercial intention and I do not plan to change to C3, I do not accept the rental model, I will simply change the engine in the future, when I finish my current project in C2.

  • We are in the process of phasing out C2, and will at some point retire it. So if long term support and bug fixes is important to you, you probably shouldn't buy it. If you're only going to use it for a short time (<2 years), C3 actually works out cheaper or the same.

  • Why can not you continue with C2 to make your work commercial? Why do you think you should change to C3 to make the work commercial? That is, sell your videogame.

    I'm curious about that, am I missing something important?

    If you are making a mobile game, Construct 3 does have a build service which makes export to mobile far more easier and quicker, which does make sense in regards to a commercial work.

    Also Construct 3 does bring a lot of features that make making a game far easier and more comfortable, as well as better performances for the works made.

    It all only makes sense from a professional/commercial point of view, nothing curious really.

  • We are in the process of phasing out C2, and will at some point retire it. So if long term support and bug fixes is important to you, you probably shouldn't buy it. If you're only going to use it for a short time (<2 years), C3 actually works out cheaper or the same.

    C2 Will it become open source? Can you answer this or have you thought about that?

    Thanks Kiatric.

  • No, C2 will not be made open source.

  • > We are in the process of phasing out C2, and will at some point retire it. So if long term support and bug fixes is important to you, you probably shouldn't buy it. If you're only going to use it for a short time (<2 years), C3 actually works out cheaper or the same.

    C2 Will it become open source? Can you answer this or have you thought about that?

    Thanks Kiatric.

    Ok thanks, it's good to know.

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  • I appreciate the responses. I have severe depression and game-making is one of those things that I will spend a few weeks on, lose interest, and come back a 2-3 months later, which is why renting doesn't make a lot of sense for me.

    The responses here are professional and courteous, honest and informative. I really do appreciate them. I just really wish there was an option more suitable for me, as I always seem to come back to Construct in my hunt.

    Thanks all. I really do appreciate the professional responses and honesty :)

    Brandon

  • I appreciate the responses. I have severe depression and game-making is one of those things that I will spend a few weeks on, lose interest, and come back a 2-3 months later, which is why renting doesn't make a lot of sense for me.

    I understand you perfectly - so if you use Windows I'll recommend you to try Construct Classic (100% free).

    I want to believe that sooner or later people will go back to use and update (unofficially of course) this little gem.

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