> Maybe an idea for a payment plan? Seems like a lot of people wanna buy the software but can't afford the full amount at once. But if they get the possibility to spread the payments out like say over 4 months or so? Just a little balloon to think about
Interesting idea, it is possible but we're just not sure what the demand for something like that would be like as it would take a while to program in to offer as an option.
Or maybe something completely original that no one has ever tried yet as far as I know... first, though, I have to say I really dislike game engines based upon subscription models over a one time payment fee: to me a game engine is a product I want to own, not a service to use when needed, so I'm really happy Scirra is maintaining the current structure for both its Personal and Business licenses.
Said this, Scirra could actually try also a variation of the subscription model: a sort of hybrid approach for those who can't afford to pay $129 all at once. For example, license the personal edition for $12/month and then, if the subscription is confirmed for 12 months in a row (which means the user actually paid more than $129 overall already), the subscription license gets automatically converted into a permanent one with nothing more to pay ever again.
Maybe this approach could be an interesting alternative?