stencyl being nice to construct?

  • when Stencyl first came out they had pictures/screenshots but, they took tham down because the picture showed that you can make a that you can make the classic game like Mario, Megaman, etc.

    They didn't want their product to be associated with fan games.

    In fact if you do a google image search you can see some off their old pictures they use to have on there site and someone posted a video of Stencyl on youtube

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    So they got rid of all of this on there site to keep a way the product from the fan game mentality.

    And now there have nothing to show on their site.

  • That doesn't explain anything. Why don't they release some screenshots now, to prove they're not vapourware? It doesn't even have to be of a specific game. It could just be the UI.

  • Hey i am not disagreeing with you. I just telling you guys what they did, and why did it.

    I am loving contruct It is in the in the top ten programs that I ever used.

    With out a doubt in my mind it haves more/better features then what stencyl may have.

    When it come out I see people using Stencyl leaving it and coming to construct.

  • It could just be the UI.

    That's something that I've been wondering for a while. It's one thing not knowing what games will look like under Stencyl, but to not even see the interface? It's probably more important to everyone to know how the program is laid out than any demo screenshots.

    I know I've made fun of Stencyl's "stealth mode" but it's a potential new game developing program and they ARE promising something unique to most others (java-based engine -- cross-platform support). Even if they didn't have anything special I still want them to succeed just so that people have one more option to choose from.

    I guess most of all I just don't understand their decision to become a fully-fledged company. It's a free program and they've stated repeatedly that they will not charge for it at any time in the future (just going to have to trust them on that, I guess...), so what would becoming a company do for them?

    Who would invest in a program that is going up against many other programs in the same field that are already professional, established solutions... when the only source of income from that product is donations and ad money?

    Anyway this semi-recent quote from Jon is sort of interesting;

    [quote:15r98mww]On the contrary, we're close to completion on the actual software, and it's down to the point where I've personally listed out everything that remains, so it's just a matter of time before I reach the end of that.

    Of course, as I said in the post, the software is only one component of beta - the other parts also need to be done, and they aren't as far along as the software is at this point in time.

    Soooo... yeah. It's going to be a while still before they even start their "closed-beta" (invitation only).

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  • So,... I'm confused...

    How can they be making "software" where the "software part" of the "software" is only "part" of the "software"?

    Are they giving away free computers with it or something?

    Have they invented half-flacidware? Like, a combination of hardware and software combined?

    Have they figured out some way of making software out of something else besides 1's and 0's?

    I r confused.

    ~Sol

  • Maybe they figured out a nice business model and it's still in talks?

  • > It could just be the UI.

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    That's something that I've been wondering for a while. It's one thing not knowing what games will look like under Stencyl, but to not even see the interface? It's probably more important to everyone to know how the program is laid out than any demo screenshots.

    I know I've made fun of Stencyl's "stealth mode" but it's a potential new game developing program and they ARE promising something unique to most others (java-based engine -- cross-platform support). Even if they didn't have anything special I still want them to succeed just so that people have one more option to choose from.

    I guess most of all I just don't understand their decision to become a fully-fledged company. It's a free program and they've stated repeatedly that they will not charge for it at any time in the future (just going to have to trust them on that, I guess...), so what would becoming a company do for them?

    Who would invest in a program that is going up against many other programs in the same field that are already professional, established solutions... when the only source of income from that product is donations and ad money?

    Anyway this semi-recent quote from Jon is sort of interesting;

    [quote:3863fmra]On the contrary, we're close to completion on the actual software, and it's down to the point where I've personally listed out everything that remains, so it's just a matter of time before I reach the end of that.

    Of course, as I said in the post, the software is only one component of beta - the other parts also need to be done, and they aren't as far along as the software is at this point in time.

    Soooo... yeah. It's going to be a while still before they even start their "closed-beta" (invitation only).

    Because they plan on have a website that people can place the games, and sell games there to more then one platform. so they will do a closed beta until they have a product where they can make a profit off of it. Their decided Profitability over their passionate community. At this point the're thinking a head of they self in that aspect.

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    Hehehe, from my experience, software is never done, or it at least takes you much longer than you ever anticipate... Construct has probably been due to reach 1.0 by Christmas every year since 2007, and even when we do reach 1.0, that's far from the end! It's only just the beginning...

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    Hehehe, from my experience, software is never done, or it at least takes you much longer than you ever anticipate... Construct has probably been due to reach 1.0 by Christmas every year since 2007, and even when we do reach 1.0, that's far from the end! It's only just the beginning...

    It's the same with everything that's being created: webs sites, films, books, songs - creators would alweys change something after relising their work.

  • Hey Stencyl good news, 3drealms is over..

    -Orly...den let's win vaporware awards

  • Hey Stencyl good news, 3drealms is over..

    -Orly...den let's win vaporware awards

    Holy crap... 3dRealms IS over... I always knew Duke Forever was going to be FOREVER (and ever, and ever, and never).

    ~Sol

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