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Early Adopter Period to End Soon

by Tom | 5th, January 2012

The early adopter period where you can buy a Construct 2 license for as little as $32 is going to be ending in 2 weeks. That means on the 19th January we will be raising the price of Construct 2 to reflect the more completed nature of Construct 2.

We are well aware that there are a couple of important features missing. We are aiming to have families completed by the end of the early adopter period. And improvements to the image editor will be added in the weeks following. We’re very excited that we have a full and complete manual and have been receiving good feedback on it. We’ve also launched our HTML5 arcade which gives you a free place to show off your creations. There’s lots more on the way as well!

The new prices

We estimated that the final release prices would be $65 for the standard edition and $169 for the business edition. However since then we’ve sat down and crunched the numbers, the new prices will be £49 for the standard edition (around $79) and £229 for the business edition (around $365). Unlike some competitors, these prices are one off costs. You own Construct 2 forever with a single payment!

Don’t forget, you still have 2 weeks left to purchase the early adopter edition and make some big savings.

We believe these prices represent real value for money. The one off charge for the standard edition is still cheaper than some of our competitor's recurring yearly fees! And don’t forget, the business edition is only required if you are an individual who has made over $5,000 in revenue, or are using Construct 2 in an official for profit organisation.

With Construct 2 as well you retain total rights to your games. We don’t force you to publish through us.

Looking forward

We look forward to 2012 for Scirra. We’ve been pushing out features at breakneck pace and have led the way with some new and exciting features (WebGL and WebFonts for example). We have lots more to come and buckets of ideas. If you picked Construct 2, you’ve picked a tool that is often setting the trend.

Also, look forward to another official Scirra competition coming soon! We will be announcing it soon. Lots of great games and prizes to be played and won!

A big thank you

All you early adopters have been brilliant! We are very grateful for the support you have given us at the early stages of Construct 2 and all the feedback you have given us which has helped shape Construct 2 into the product it is today.

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Kiyoshi 13.4k rep

Very good Tom ! Construct 2 is already awesome and i can't wait to see what is coming in the future ! Keep up the great work you guys :D

Thursday, January 05, 2012 at 12:36:41 AM
Inf3rnal 13.8k rep

The new price is still really cheap for the power that Construct 2 has.

Keep up the good work!

Thursday, January 05, 2012 at 12:42:58 AM
gaboduarte 13.8k rep

Still cheap. You guys never cease to amaze me!

I'll probably buy the commercial version before the price raise!

Thursday, January 05, 2012 at 12:45:10 AM
diascarlosryal 3,949 rep

Thank you guys, to inform your users previously about decisions like this. For me, the treatment that you offer to your customers makes all the difference.

Thursday, January 05, 2012 at 2:21:20 AM
Noga 6,685 rep

After reading the title I signed in to write a little complain, but then after reading more I'm cool again. I've wanted to complain that C2 is still missing 2 (as I see it) big features - yes, you guess it right - families and images editor :)

Thursday, January 05, 2012 at 4:10:27 AM
plauk 6,548 rep

Even at the full commercial price, if you only end up using it for a single year, it works out to only a dollar a day. I'd hardly call that expensive.

Thursday, January 05, 2012 at 6:12:37 AM
Wink 11.3k rep

Congratulations on moving on to the next phase of development! Construct 2 was the best investment I made last year :) If Construct 2 can help me earn $5000 I would be more than happy to pay $365 for the business edition. You guys got a great product, an awesome community, and just an all around good business model. Keep up the good job :)

Thursday, January 05, 2012 at 7:13:10 AM
milengk 7,392 rep

Sounds fair enough

Thursday, January 05, 2012 at 10:12:25 AM
ludodesign 30.7k rep

My girlfriend just buy to me Construct 2. She need to be loved! s2

Thursday, January 05, 2012 at 7:01:05 PM
Bigheti 17.3k rep

The best purchase I made in 2011 was that of CS2. And even with the early adopter period to end... is still cheap. Enjoy and buy it!

Friday, January 06, 2012 at 9:41:12 AM
Velojet 21.2k rep

"Unlike some competitors, these prices are one off costs. You own Construct 2 forever with a single payment!"

That seems remarkably (even uncommercially!) generous. I'd be happy to pay an upgrade fee for major (say, yearly) upgrades.

Sunday, January 08, 2012 at 1:11:47 AM
dagda825 4,583 rep

I am one with not a lot of time to develop my games but i'm making good progress with the time I have. C2 and classic are simply amazing. The price is reasonable at 79 dollars. Ive tried game maker and blitz and the story is the same: for 100 dollars i get a so so developmers platform. C2 is intuitive and its built on html 5 so it will be virtually ubiquitous very soon. Well done Scirra!

Sunday, January 08, 2012 at 1:53:39 AM
7Soul 15.3k rep

I need to hurry and buy it then!

Monday, January 09, 2012 at 2:10:19 AM
delariman 1,897 rep

I just downloaded and tried out Construct 2 yesterday. I can't believe how powerful it is. I think I will have a lot of fun with this. Keep up the good work!

Monday, January 09, 2012 at 3:32:14 AM
gaboduarte 13.8k rep

Just noticed: you should update the final price in the early adopter page as well ;-)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 7:54:14 PM

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