FYI, this is probably years of work. We would love to do all the ideas suggested by users, but unfortunately we are constrained by the laws of physics.
The laws of physics can be modified if you open your business to more customers.
More customers= more money to Scirra.
More money to Scirra= more people can work in Construct 3.
Now we have this conditions:
- Construct 2: Price Very High - No significant updates - Access to our files and export forever.
- Construct 3: Price High - Many updates - Access to our files and export limited (limited also in the demo of 50 events. If you limit excessively your demo, also limit your possible customers.) For example if you give 100 events and give export to the demo, with a Watermark of Scirra, your customers can try more things, and you can add more customers.
My suggestion to open your business is:
- You can mantain your subscription model (to mantain a continous income to you), but with a BIG difference: Wall Updates.
Now if we pay a month or a year for Construct, we have access to all updates and features, but if we stop paying, we dont have access to export our files.
The difference can be, if we stop paying, we can mantain access to our files and export to windows, ios or android, building games, and learn to develope more things. And ONLY receive updates for bugs to unlocked features. If we need other features created after stop the subscription, we need to pay again.
This model is very popular in many stores around internet, and give more justice to Scirra and their customers.
If Scirra add aditional discounts to concurrent users with this system, then your customer base go to increase for sure.
Another benefit of this system, its to give your marketing a power up! :)
Construct 3 v.2019 (features added in 2019) now have Timelines!
Construct 3 v.2020 (features added in 2020) now have Custom Spritefonts!
Buy construct now for 80€ ! All year 2020
And if you have the v.2019 or Construct 2, All year 2020 for only 50€ !
Other benefit with this system, is Scirra can kill Construct 2. And no develope more things to that version. The customers of construct 2, can mantain their files and access in construct 3. (This is now impossible for your decisions :(
Its better increase the price of an older version very high, or try to call new customers to the newer version with fairer conditions?
With this prices and the BIG difference of Forever access and export to our files, you can win ;)