How do I make a full fledged game using the free version?

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Post » Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:56 pm

Hi! I'm new to this software and all, but I found that as soon as I tried making a complicated game, it popped up saying I needed to buy the full version. Is there any chance we could have less restrictions in the future?

I'm fully aware that we need some incentive to buy your products, but for us people that just want to make a game that has a story, good graphics, good gameplay, etc, it just doesn't seem possible.

Thank you!
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Post » Fri Jul 03, 2015 5:15 pm

I suppose you would want all the export options for free also.

Jeez :roll:
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Post » Fri Jul 03, 2015 5:48 pm

zenox98 wrote:I suppose you would want all the export options for free also.

Jeez :roll:

No, not at all. I'd like atleast an exe export so that we can actually give our games to the masses.
Why are you being so critical? ;/
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Post » Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:00 pm

Huzzah wrote:
zenox98 wrote:I suppose you would want all the export options for free also.

Jeez :roll:

No, not at all. I'd like atleast an exe export so that we can actually give our games to the masses.
Why are you being so critical? ;/



Perhaps he, like me, expects the next thing you'll ask is a capx example of a full game :mrgreen:


Anyways, the free version is limited to 100 events and no families, lots of people made nice games with it.
Which should be a good incentive I guess.

Also the price of this software is amazingly low.
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Post » Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:02 pm

If you want to give your game to the masses then html5 is perfect for you.
Basically your question sounds like "how can I bypass free license" and let's face it, you can't really make any complicated games with free edition and 100 event limit.
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Post » Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:00 pm

There are tons of free alternatives.
You should try them all.
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Post » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:31 pm

newt wrote:There are tons of free alternatives.
You should try them all.

I did, and none of them are beginner friendly. Why are all the quality programs costing nothing and the beginner programs cost upwards of 1000 dollars?
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Post » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:55 pm

Huzzah wrote:Why are all the quality programs costing nothing and the beginner programs cost upwards of 1000 dollars?


Not sure what you mean here - have you checked how much a personal c2 licence actually costs? Way short of $1000, and not a subscription model! It's a steal... so what are you waiting for?
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Post » Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:28 pm

See here is where you, an obvious philanthropist, spends a several million dollars to make the software free to people.
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Post » Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:01 pm

"I did, and none of them are beginner friendly. Why are all the quality programs costing nothing and the beginner programs cost upwards of 1000 dollars?"

They aren't. Construct 2 neither costs nothing (in a seriously useable form) nor does it cost $1000. If you make $5k out of a game they only want £250 for it. If not it's about £70 or something.

The reason the beginner programs "cost nothing" is they are try before you buy much like Construct 2. You aren't supposed to write full games with it (though there's no reason why you shouldn't), it's so you can see exactly what it does before shelling out your £70.

Look at the competition ; the prices are eyewatering and many of them are annual subs.
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