[quote:2bff422r]Do not pay the fee.
If you do not pay the fee, you do not have access to edit your games. You will have access to open and view them though (it will just warn you that the project exceeds the free edition limits). That's the limitation of the model we've gone for.
[quote:2bff422r]Scirra bankruptcy and does not release C3 for X reasons.
We're in a really good place financially, we're not at all concerned. We have years of runaway without needing to raise funds. We have no debt and sales of Construct 3 are going great. Secondly, if it does ever happen we'd do everything we can to ensure our customers were not left in the dust (eg, another company would buy us or we open source the engine).
[quote:2bff422r]C3 goes to C4. Scirra does not provide C3 independently and to continue editing your games you must subscribe to C4, Scirra grabbed you by the eggs.
Absolutely zero plans for Construct 4. Our plan is to continually and iteratively improve it.
I'm not sure what else I can say, is there any answer you're hoping we give you that would satisfy you?
Thank you for all the info.
What you say seems promising for the future of C3 but the model:
Possibility of editing and export -> mandatory subscription
It's what keeps me away.
One answer that I would have liked (I think that has already been commented before) is that Scirra was evaluating the option to buy C3 in standalone mode (with permission to edit and export) and pay again for new updates when the user wants.
I do not know why they do not offer this option, I guess Scirra has his reasons.
Maybe in the future something happens that makes Scirra evaluate this option, meanwhile until today I'm not comfortable with the subscription as the only option for editing and exporting, so I'll be keeping an eye occasionally to see if there are changes in this aspect.