what is happening to construct 2???

  • IMO, paying just once for a GREAT product like Construct 2 sounds like a missed opportunity. I would gladly pay a yearly subscription fee (at a reasonable price) if that meant the product would get the best support it needs, the best updates to its features, and the best product overall.

    I also hope that the next iteration of Construct doesn't depend solely on wrappers. Wrappers almost ensure that exports to other platforms will always be at an 'almost native' performance, and will never be at a native performance level. Wrappers also add another layer of technicality, most of which aren't even in the hands of Scirra. These things are what's holding C2 back and it's so disappointing. Again, just my opinion.

    I hope that C3 will follow C2's licensing policy. I don't think that most of the developers would pay a yearly subscription. One of the things I like about Scirra is that their products are affordable. I'm not saying to stick with this if they don't see it as a good way to expand their business. I'm just expressing my opinion.

    Also, before we even start again: C3 will have wrappers, and will not have native export. It has been stated numerous times and there was several topics discussing it why it will be like that.

    Edit: I don't get this topic C2 is dying? Scirra said that future development of C2 will slow down and we can't expect new features because they are focusing on C3. I think that putting together the Greenworks plugin for C2 is a great thing considering the work and time it takes to make C3 (even if it's necessary to support Steam properly).

  • Also, before we even start again: C3 will have wrappers, and will not have native export. It has been stated numerous times and there was several topics discussing it why it will be like that.

    Agree.

    Please, please, please let's not go down that pointless road in yet another thread. There are more than enough threads that have discussed this along with detailed responses from Ashley (search!). Enough.

  • hpe is not going to be a yearly subscription if it become the case i think a lot of people are goint to start using others game making engines, i can't pay for a yearly subscription and inever going pay for a subscription for any kind of software i use.

  • I wonder about this quite a bit, too. Is the money I spent on my Personal License going to ever pay for itself? Every time I look at any of the monetization options available, I don't see how it could. Kongregate has a low payout, and so do ads. The only way to see any money in this product is to advertise profusely, and even then, you better hope you have a landing page full of ads on it, because in-game transactions is harder than Klingon Calculus.

    However. I saw a commercial for the Surface Pro 4, and realized the era of desktop gaming is not dead, it was merely and briefly eclipsed by the Mobile Gold Rush of 2012, and remained hazy until now.

    MY NEW MONETIZATION CONCEPT

    1.Create a spectacular game that plays well on a low-end PC. Read 2GB of memory, dual core, 10 on an XP machine so you can even play at Grandma's.

    2. Make a demo that can run in a browser.

    3. Make a commercial. Create a youtube channel which has weekly updates.

    4. Offer DesktopDownload via PayPal.

    5. Discreet ads on website, like adwords.

    6. Spend $400 on advertising. Your game in other games! On Facebook! Etc!

    7. Never stop developing. Never stop updating.

  • C2 as it stands is amazing. If you apply yourself you can definitely make back your initial investment.

  • g3xas

    pay a yearly subscription fee... hell no!!! note big giant Unity 3d version 5 i total FREE can say 99% use like the Unity 3d pro version not to the new UI system.

    so a pay a yearly subscription fee hell no... lets vote guys free Construct 3 with 1% limit pay for pro/business after make $X revenue... i wish if ED who donate me a personal license i can afford it

    $123 USD = $15,000 in my country and i work $4,500 min wage plus bills a week do the maths...

    construct 2 is better than unity 2d to me just trying to learn C Sharp

    keep up the good work scirra

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  • lets vote guys free Construct 3 with 1% limit pay for pro/business after make $X revenue...

    That might not work either. However keeping the Construct splash screen in the free edition and letting develepers sell their game with a royality fee (10% perharps) and if you buy the personal/business edition you get all the functionality plus be free of the royality fee. Just an idea.

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