So you guess it's okay? Something feels completely wrong with this. What testers are doing for you does a lot more for you than it does for them. They mess around with an unfinished product, while it helps you make money. [/quote:3purwi0x]
I could not agree more and am getting a very bad feeling about Construct 2. I have no problem with buying finished software and was think this might be one worth purchasing, but some things are starting to feel very controlled:
Like yearly licensing, alpha timed releases, and pay schedules for alpha versions (not even beta).
With so may free finished languages out there I am afraid all this talk will scare away the base that is already formed.
Even so pricing seems high at this early stage, There is a lot of bashing here about Game Maker, but they make a lot of money. $25 per version and free updates as quite attractive.
I would sincerely look at your business model again. But with all this talk about pay to test I am thinking about dropping back to C1 and other game creation software.
Best of luck with your endveor on C2!
I think the test builds should not be for commercial use - testing purposes only. I think it's fair if you sell a game, you buy a license first.[/quote:3purwi0x]
I totally agree!
But you need to respect the testers too. Charging at this point makes Construct2 look greedy. Especially for non commercial projects. Many of us will never sell a single program we make then for fun.