Hey Construct Community!
I'm a fulltime Construct 2/3 developer, that's what I do for a living. Last few months I focused on making C2 and C3 addons, some free and some paid.
Today I'd like to share my Scirra Store income with you and I have several reasons to do so.
First things first, let's see the report.
As you see on the report in August I've earned 234.74 GBP. That's obviously not an amount you can live from for the entire month but that's surely an amount that keeps me motivated to keep on providing new addons to Construct Community and support existing addons.
From this place I'd like to say big THANK YOU to everyone who supported me and bought my plugins so far.
I try to not be deaf for your needs and provide solutions to your problems. Therefore I made such plugins like MM_Unloader (unloads texture from memory on demand) or MM_Preloader (preload textutes/layout preloader) which were requested on the forum many times throughout several years.
It's really a good feeling to be rewarded for the hard work both with some extra $ and seeing that people solve their problems with my plugins.
If it happens that my income will keep on rising every month (as it does so far), then maybe I'll be able to focus fulltime on providing various addons, who knows! Would be awesome
Alright. Why I shared my income details here at all?
I'd like to call out all you talented JS developers out there to make awesome addons and fill the Scirra Store!
I trully believe that paid plugins can seriously benefit the entire Construct Community and here are my points:
- JS developer earn some money - It's absolutely fair to be rewarded for your knowledge and hard work
- Scirra earns a fee per sale - Fair again as they provide the store, the market, the tool, etc.
- JS devs are rewarded and so are motivated to support their products and make new ones
- C2/3 developers have tons of useful addons, which are supported by active JS developers
- Other JS devs follow and build more tools
The more paid plugins >>> the more serious JS devs >>> the more possibilities for C2/3 devs >>> the more serious C2/3 devs >>> the more good games released with C2/3 >>> the more fame to C2/3 >>> the more money for Scirra >>> the more everything for everyone.
Please note that I am not saying that free plugins are bad. I have released free plugins myself as well. All I'm saying is that if there would be some balance of free/paid plugins, it may have a serious positive impact to all of us.
Also please note that I am not encouraging JS devs to make their free plugins paid now. But I encourage them to think of "What plugin would I do if I get paid for that?", then make it and put to store. Let people reward you, let people make awesome games with your plugins.
I hope my income report will encourage JS devs to make some new great addons.