Thank you so much for sharing that! I checked it out and it looks totally sweeeeeeet! I watched a couple of the videos and I'm sooo excited! We're talking about the Unreal Engine at $19 a month...totally affordable!
Unity is $75 + more for whatever other platforms you want to develop in! +$75 for ios, +$75 for android(and you are LOCKED into at least a one year subscription with NO cancelling unless you want to pay $1500 for every single aspect of Unity!)...it can get really pricey!
I was truly thinking about doing Unity in the future, when I could afford it and when it made sense, but I can afford to start playing with the Unreal engine NOW! Who can't? Heck, you can cancel anytime! $19? Those guys are awesome!
Crytek seems like it will certainly be a cheaper choice at $9.90 a month and no royalties. I, however, like the BLUEPRINT in UE4 which allows you to script visually! Awesome! Here is a video they just put out on it:
Heck, if I can have fun, develop smartly and intuitively and it only costs me $19 a month-Awesome! One thing to consider about developing visually with their BLUEPRINT system is that you don't have to worry about your syntax. Also, the HELP inside the BLUEPRINT, looks awesome as well!
If I were creating the next Flappy Bird, I'd definitely use Construct. When you can develop something simple in Construct so fast and not worry about paying royalties it only makes sense. The royalties for UE4 are well deserved and allow everyone the opportunity to be able to develop at a very affordable price...hobbyist prices.
I also wish to see more upgrades from Scirra and I wouldn't mind even paying to do some hosting through them if they truly made every development feature plug and play! I am so looking forward to all of the multiplayer updates!
As far as development for 3D goes, well, Unity just got hammered! Their prices are really only for the pros, not at all for the little guys or the hobbyists. You'll easily spend $5000 on Unity. Crytek is free to $9.90 in the future for the next engine, which is very affordable but their engine does not look as powerful as the UE4. Think about it, the Unreal Engine has had tons and tons and even more tons of input on it's final design making it a very powerful and incredibly streamlined environment to develop in. Keeping costs and production time to a minimal is good business.
All I just said means my monthly budget just went up by $19! For sure!
Thanks sooooo much for this post!