Pricing of Construct 2?

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Post » Wed May 04, 2011 6:01 pm

I was referring "crippling a good idea" to change construct to a paid version. Of course I sincerely mean that construct should be free in order to compete with game maker. But to make money I was talking about putting weight on monetizing stuff around construct instead of construct itself.
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Post » Wed May 04, 2011 7:33 pm

We did consider that idea but generally don't like it, we would prefer users to buy it, then have access to anything. Skimming and charging for tidbits/other things could be seen as deceptive (even if it isn't). It would be really hard to manage multiple licenses and chasing up small fees as well.
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Post » Wed May 04, 2011 8:01 pm

I wasn't suggesting an open market place as the only option forcing people to buy tidbits. I only suggested that if people can participate to get something for their creation then that would be driving force in itself to spread construct. If instead you pay once for a product to get all free stuff then I would think you would miss the driving force you otherwise have with the other option.
With a free version you compete with other free product. With a paid version you compete with other commercial products and that makes it so much more difficult. With a free version you also have the spreading effect because it looks more sincere.

Well any way as long as the free and open source version is thriving and growing people will grow with it and I will continue create video tutorials.
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Post » Wed May 04, 2011 10:55 pm

As long as a free version isn't a crippled version if the paid version, then I'd be fine with it.
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Post » Wed May 04, 2011 11:10 pm

Azu, how could we sell the paid version if the free version didn't have anything missing? :-\
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Post » Wed May 04, 2011 11:21 pm

I said cripped. As in, the free version is so cripped that you have to buy the paid version. In any case, if the paid version is over 100, I probably won't be buying. That's enough money for a computer part.
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Post » Thu May 05, 2011 3:13 am

[quote="Tom":2d1koait]
Don't forget:

- Construct 1 is still being actively developed, the community has taken it under it's wings and theres a lot of work going on behind the scenes. The new website will fully support it
- Construct 2 will have a free edition, for non commercial use[/quote:2d1koait]

This is great to hear, thanks :)
PS. just saw the new community driven release of Construct Classic, great stuff!
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Post » Thu May 05, 2011 12:10 pm

[quote:315r425c]
- Construct 1 is still being actively developed, the community has taken it under it's wings and theres a lot of work going on behind the scenes. The new website will fully support it
- Construct 2 will have a free edition, for non commercial use[/quote:315r425c]

For me it is pretty clear that the continuous work/upgrades/bug fixes/implementation will go to Construct 2. Otherwise they would have named Construct 2 to something else.
I really really hope the lead team have some better plans than this. :(
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Post » Thu May 05, 2011 2:58 pm

They just renamed construct 0.x to construct classic to differentiate them better. :)
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Post » Thu May 05, 2011 8:11 pm

Nice job that makes me a little bit happier.
Lets hope we see new versions coming to it also.
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