Early Adopter License for Scirra Construct 2: $32
That's such a huge amount! Imagine how many pizzas you could afford with that, how many games you could buy, hell, you could get yourself a pair of shoes with that.
Clearly $32 is FAR too much for some software that you can create production-quality HTML5 games with. How dare Scirra put a price tag on it!
I don't want to live on this world anymore. When is the next Mars-bound ship?
do i sense some irony? ....
Vicu yes the license for C2 might be high... of sorts in that situation... im guessing your from Romania as i am or some development country, what i did at first to get my license, was i took a small project for about 400 usd asked 200 upfront(there i been lucky), then i paid for the C2 license, and made my second paid project! 200 usd if you get unlimited access to C2 is not much if you think on how much more you can make with the tool that is a investment.
as a example, before i tried C2 i bought Stencyl, on some way Stencyl is a good tool, however i spent around 300 usd to get a 1 year license that is the way they give it to you... now you'd say.. well in 1 year youl make some cash... wrong... projects take time... if your lucky to get into the low quality market and have clients in bulk then yea you'd probably manage to survive a little but its not a feasible investment, since you got to pay each year same amount... no discounts... if the end of year comes... well hell no 1 day extension unless you pay. however most of software companies are willing to give you a longer access to a partially product if you pay half lets say, then after payment in full u could get the license... but for that you have to contact their official support. that is the way Stencyl works, i dont know how C2 business work on that side.
also, while other software are free yes... they will either take % of your income for life this is the unreal engine 4 way.... which is ok, or take nothing unless you get to a income of around 100k at which point theyl ask 10k or full license payment, that is unity case.
however the C2 simplicity is what we all are looking for and not the power of development compared to unity or other bigger software... that will probably come later... oh and since irony is a trend here..... try buildbox for 30 days then pay 100$ each month ...or you can get the game maker edition... is cheap yes... 50 bucks or so... but exporters are 200 bucks each... 450 for android only... total cost on GameMaker around 800 usd ...
for full license access... 1 time payment 150 usd for C2 personal edition i think is more then fair. and i think scirra could do better on asking more cash of add a different licensing, and "milk the cow" ... as others competitors are doing, however they are not greedy. their just in this for survival of company, for creating something for people and yes making cash to sustain themselves personally as well . everyone does it no matter what the initial purpose is. and wold be hypocritical to think either wise, cause everyone of us will do the same if we where in their shoes. anyway... im way further from the main chat... 100-200 usd 1 time payment, hell 1500 usd 1 time payment is nothing compared to the long run stream income you can develop with the software your investing in.
and coming back to C2... with 100 events... you can make great games... small games and limited to html5 browser yes... but great ones.. which can open you doors to create other bigger ones, or develop the same one at a higher scale.