Construct 2 Business License Upgrade Unfair For Steam Users

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Post » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:38 pm

I'm sorry if the following sounds cheap but it is what it is.

As a proud user of Steam, I've decided to buy my personal C2 license there.
Unfortunately I noticed that currently only the Scirra Store offers a discount, to those who would have to upgrade their personal license to a business one.

What this basically means is that C2 Steam users will have to pay more for the same product.
Scirra Store Price 229,99€ > 329,99€ Steam Store Price

I consider this being unfair and for me, 100€ do matter even if my project has made a profit of ~5,000€ or more.

So I would like to request a change to the Steam licensing of C2, this could be done by offering a separate "C2 Business Upgrade" or by checking if a user owns a personal license and automatically reducing the price of the C2 business license. (Valve will be able to do something like that I guess.)

I'm not sure who would be the right person to tag for this specific issue, so I'll tag both @Ashley @Tom and would appreciate a response.
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Post » Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:14 pm

Wow so even if you make a good amount of money with Construct 2 , you want to pay less. Just wait for the steam version to go on sale might be their response.
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Post » Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:52 pm

PixelPower wrote:Wow so even if you make a good amount of money with Construct 2 , you want to pay less. Just wait for the steam version to go on sale might be their response.

I don't want to be rude but did you even read the whole thing?
To be honest I expected someone to post something like "Buy it you got the money!!!" but that is not the point of this topic and not really useful either.
I just wanted to politely ask if it would be possible to add the same product to the Steam Store, so that both kinds of C2 users can be able to get the same thing.
This is not about begging for a cheaper price, it's about having everything equal on every distribution platform.
I hope I made that clear enough, the small text on top was supposed to indicate this.

Also the Steam versions are mostly not affected by any kind of sales but I don't want to start a discussion about that right now.
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Post » Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:25 pm

TheRealDannyyy wrote:
PixelPower wrote:Wow so even if you make a good amount of money with Construct 2 , you want to pay less. Just wait for the steam version to go on sale might be their response.

I don't want to be rude but did you even read the whole thing?
To be honest I expected someone to post something like "Buy it you got the money!!!" but that is not the point of this topic and not really useful either.

Also the Steam versions are mostly not affected by any kind of sales but I don't want to start a discussion about that right now.


Just have them merge your account with the offline version. Send them the payment details and proof of purchase. Tell them you want the business version but you want to buy the offline version and have it credited to your account. They will work with you even though steam and offline versions are 2 separate products.
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Post » Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:28 pm

PixelPower wrote:
TheRealDannyyy wrote:
PixelPower wrote:Wow so even if you make a good amount of money with Construct 2 , you want to pay less. Just wait for the steam version to go on sale might be their response.

I don't want to be rude but did you even read the whole thing?
To be honest I expected someone to post something like "Buy it you got the money!!!" but that is not the point of this topic and not really useful either.

Also the Steam versions are mostly not affected by any kind of sales but I don't want to start a discussion about that right now.


Just have them merge your account with the offline version. Send them the payment details and proof of purchase. Tell them you want the business version but you want to buy the offline version and have it credited to your account. They will work with you even though steam and offline versions are 2 separate products.

That's a valid workaround but doesn't fix the problem.
We voted for C2 to be on Steam and porting everything to a "default" license and abandoning the Steam version as a result, is surely not what the community voted for.
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Post » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:42 am

If you:

- Buy the upgrade on our website
- Email us proof of purchase on steam and the redeem code for the upgrade

We'll be happy to issue you a stand-alone business edition license redeem code to redeem on this website.
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Post » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:20 pm

Tom wrote:If you:

- Buy the upgrade on our website
- Email us proof of purchase on steam and the redeem code for the upgrade

We'll be happy to issue you a stand-alone business edition license redeem code to redeem on this website.

That's also kinda avoiding the question but I don't want to beat a dead horse with this.

I appreciate the offer and might consider running with it, depending on how everything will go on my end.
As long as you guys keep the updates for the Steam version on point with the Scirra Store version and don't fully abandon the Steam version, everything should be fine I guess.
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