[quote:gdnop19o]I dunno the business strategy Scirra has and if C3 development is "the way" to reach other markets and platforms -therefore audiences - but if that is the case, there are plenty of options out there to maintain C2 and generate revenue out of it.
I would be really surprised if they were aiming for the 3D market, C2 is really strong on the 2D and the ease of use. Going for 3D is a lot more complicated, and there are some huge players on that market, such as Unity. Also that would require another group of customers I think, as most people can use an image editor, but not that many I think is capable of making 3d graphics for games. But one reason to make a new one could be because Unity have not long ago added 2d to there's as well. But going for the 3d part, I think would end in a suicide to be honest, and think they would have announce that as well, if that was the case anyway.
[quote:gdnop19o]No software is free of bugs and there are always things that annoy users or drive them crazy, there is no work around. Even a gazillion bugfixes can´t satisfy the whole human beings.
But there is a difference I think, because its more than a bug. It would be like you not being able to type the letter "E" when using word. And Microsoft not fixing it, but instead suggested that you could buy the new version that might be able to do it. if I should compare it to something.
[quote:gdnop19o]It´s exactly like you say, there are things that can´t be done easily or at all with the current version of Construct, so why should I invest 100 hours to make my 50PS car a 60PS car instead of taking 200 and build a 150PS one? I can definitely understand your point, but to me it´s more than time, to get away from this "workaround-needing-prototype" (sry Ashley ) and develop something really serious, that can at least try to compete with some major players on the market.
I don't see C2 as a workaround kind of prototype, that needs to be replaced. Just pointing out that it have some serious issues, that I think should be fixed, and therefore I suggested the way I would do it, in a former post. Because if they want to compete on the market, the first thing they shouldn't do, is to "screw" there customers, not saying they are, just as a general thing. And even when they release C3, you have no guarantee that it wont suffer similar problems, and then you would have to wait for C4. I mean most people probably thought the same when they moved from C1 to C2. So just don't think they should leave broken things behind, they should fix it, announce that they will start working on C3 and get people to buy that, due to even better features than in the former versions. Otherwise its just "Well we kind of screwed up, but the next version is going to be fantastic just you wait and see." That is not really a good way to maintain customers in the long run if you ask me.
[quote:gdnop19o]Well, just my two cents
I don't take it personally, just sharing my thoughts
[quote:gdnop19o]People with skill can actually make the games they desire with C2, without lowering their sights.
Well if its broken or designed that way in C2 then its not possible, and if you want to make things that at least have a chance to compete. Such thing is definitely not going to help you.