scirra construct is not that much famous as gamemaker.
No, but we think it's better.
ake it commercial I am sure they will lose many users.
We'll still have a free edition.
think If scirra developers wants to make money, they should have here some "donation" button.
We had one for Construct Classic for about 4 years. Of course, we appreciate donations, but we typically got something like one donation a month. We'd like to work full-time on the project, and it's simply impossible to rely on donations at that rate.
If you'd still like to donate to Classic, here's the fundry. Remember we've handed over development to volunteers now, we're focusing on C2.
rom which country is scirra team? I mean If it really will be commercial, there are many problems for some EU users...
We're based in the UK, so any donations/sales will be converted to GBP. Davo is out in Australia, but all our operations are likely to run just from the UK. We'll surely be working on an international purchase system, though.
Re: "monetize the things around it": I just don't think we've got the resources to do this, plus it's much riskier IMO. Right now there are two of us, and we're 100% tied up with our respective tasks (C2 and website). We just can't really afford to do all that - months of work - then give it away for free and THEN start working on the part which makes money. Rent payments are looming. Perhaps we could consider it in future. Besides, we'd then be competing with other tools which have the same idea, and I don't see what we can offer which is anything special or above and beyond our competitors. Someone could download our tool for free, then use some other tool's content marketplace which is cheaper/better/has more stuff. Our strength and speciality is Construct 2. We'll have a free edition, and some license options. I think that's fair.