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Post » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:08 am

So for the free version of Construct 2 is the tutorial on this link: https://www.scirra.com/tutorials/482/publishing-your-construct-2-game-on-game-jolt applicable to the free version of Construct? Game Jolt gives 30% revenue share and they have an achievement system but is that allowed with the free version? I'd think ad revenue doesn't count but rather sales. Thanks!
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Post » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:16 am

The licensing is very specific: https://www.scirra.com/tutorials/57/how-construct-2-licenses-work

Not allowed to be used for commercial purposes
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Post » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:17 am

But what if I publish the game to my website and gain AdSense money? The ads aren't in the game and technically they're for pageviews/impressions off of my site.
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Post » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:19 am

If you have a specific query regarding licensing, simply email [email protected] directly. I'm sure @Tom or @Ashley will be able to clarify things for you.
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Post » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:04 am

I remember when someone wanted to make money from Youtube videos towards the Free Version of C2 and I remember Ashley saying that they could do it as long as they would use that money to later buy a Personal License, but I would do like zenox98 mention and emailed them to be sure that you could do this..
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Post » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:22 am

If that is allowed....then we can drop all licences seriously!
The game is shown combined with your advertising, which definitely makes it commercial!!
It´s the same as if they are Ingame or on Gamejolt or whatever!

It´s the commercial-"purpose" that counts!
Even if you would publish it to promote your own products without ads, direct income and stuff it wouldn´t be allowed!
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Post » Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:37 am

@KazaaaMafia: I doubt the quote you're mentioning ever happened. Or maybe back in 2011/2012 at the very beginning of C2's commercialisation but since then things evolved.
Free version does not allow you to make money from your productions, if you want to monetize a personal license, at least, is required.

@dreadnought: Putting adds around the game is considered as monetizing the game which is forbidden by the terms of the free version.
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Post » Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:56 pm

The free version is meant for learning, not for publishing/monetizing. Besides, with 100 events only, there's only so much that you can do...
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Post » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:10 pm

@Kyatric - Actually.. that was this year...

viewtopic.php?f=149&t=94056&p=731077&hilit=youtube+monetize#p731077

Maybe I worded it incorrectly, but you can monetize making tutorial videos on youtube, whether it's free or license, because you're not selling the software itself.. However, you can't sell games or monetize from games made with the free edition...
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Post » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:36 pm

@KazaaMafia: In the topic you specify, Ashley just tells that the user asking is allowed to monetize the videos he's making since he has a license.
Nowhere he clearly specifies "you can make money out of the free version as long as it is money you'll be saving for the license".

On the opposite, when that specific question ("Can I monetize in order to buy a license ?") already had been asked, Scirra brothers have always been clear about it, the free version is not meant to make money out of it.
At all.

Hence :
Not allowed to be used for commercial purposes
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