Will the Multiplayer Plugin be available to free users soon?

  • To Scirra Team

    I am here to ask a question wether the multiplayer plugin will be available soon? as i am not able to afford construct 2 i will be really happy if it is available for free anytime soon

  • yess... we wait it Scirra !

    Please make it to able with Free version too..

    now, i'm still a student,vocational high school student.

    i can't search much money to buy this version,but i wanted to make a very" great Game with C2.

  • Ashley's Blog Post

    It says they might realease a trial version at a later stage for free edition.

    But that would only be while it is in beta, and that is if they do it.

    But in all honesty, I doubt free version will ever get it, besides,

    According to the blog post once it is out of beta, the full version will probably be released via a subscription plan. So if you can't afford C2, i don't think the muliplayer plugin will be in your grasp either

  • There's a better chance of winning lotto without buying a ticket than for this to happen.

    The multiplayer aspects will cost Scirra running expenses, which have to be paid for somehow (this before we even consider opportunity cost - ie: de-facto wages).

    Overall, it's not a bad package we get here. Expecting everything for free simply isn't feasible, unless of course you wish to vote for the reintroduction of slave labour whilst you're here.

  • It is only speculations, we do not know anything at the end, and the blog post suggest more that you'd have to pay for extra stuffs more than the multiplayer itself, so we shall wait and see..

  • Guess i have to make up my mind

  • I've decided to enable the Multiplayer object to the free edition for the next build, so it can be trialled without a license. However the Free edition cannot export games using Multiplayer, you can only test them in preview mode, and the signalling server will limit the number of peers who can join games created with the free edition.

  • DUTOIT

    What Ashley meant by subscription. Was that use of the Signalling server would cost a subscription. C2 would still not cost a monthly fee. What the cost of the server subscription be. I don't know. However it's nice that Ashley will make a small free peer connection amount. This let's people to grow there community before requiring to pay

    Your term sounded like Ashley would be charging a monthly fee for C2, which is not the case. And I just want to make sure people knew that C2 will not have a monthly fee. Just he higher peer count for the server. Similar to how many MP servers/api's work not. X free, then cost.

  • DUTOIT

    What Ashley meant by subscription. Was that use of the Signalling server would cost a subscription. C2 would still not cost a monthly fee. What the cost of the server subscription be. I don't know. However it's nice that Ashley will make a small free peer connection amount. This let's people to grow there community before requiring to pay

    Your term sounded like Ashley would be charging a monthly fee for C2, which is not the case. And I just want to make sure people knew that C2 will not have a monthly fee. Just he higher peer count for the server. Similar to how many MP servers/api's work not. X free, then cost.

    Disagree with you...

    A) Never said C2 would be included in subscription. That is a pay once, get liftetime updates

    b) According to the blog post, the multiplayer plugin will be an additional subscription fee.

    Call it a paid extension.

    c) It makes no mention of signalling server. It clearly states it will be for he plugin itself.

    [quote:am9afjcr]a low-cost subscription for the full version of the multiplayer feature upon its final release. This is planned to support extended features, including player logins and data storage (e.g. for players to accumulate inventory, achievements, ranks or experience points in a multiplayer game), leaderboards, location-based matchmaking, and possibly relay servers to help connect users who are behind extremely restrictive NAT and would otherwise be unable to connect

    The subscription for the multiplayer plugin will support developmental costs (past and future).

  • double post - delete

  • The "when you start making money off of our stuff, you start paying" plan seems perfectly reasonable here.

  • However the Free edition cannot export games using Multiplayer, you can only test them in preview mode.

    Cannot export it to HTML5 or Scirra Arcade ??

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  • Hardty

    Ashley specifically stipulates that you cannot export from the free edition if the muliplayer plugin is included, which obviously means any type of export.

    That's fair enough. It allows prospective purchasers to try the plugin before they decide whether to buy. Scirra is a business, after all.

  • zenox98 yes i know scirra is a business place,but i just hoping the price will get more cheaper,because some of us not have much money like that

  • Well thats a good thing that they allowed us to use a triall but i would really like if we get atleast export to web with multiplayer ...

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