Proposed licensing model (take 2)

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Post » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:53 pm

OK, forget the previous model. Have a look at this - this is the proposed model for when C2 has a suitable featureset:

30 day demo
- free and fully functional
- nag screen after demo expires
- no DRM/copy protection
- probably a couple of months time lag before new features become available in demo

Discount license
- For indie/personal use where associated revenue < 20k/yr, or non-profit/educational use
- Buy for 39 future-proofed with 2 years of free updates
- Buy for 149 future-proofed with 10 years of free updates
- All official new exporters and plugins provided as free updates
- After expiry, you keep the software indefinitely nag-free, you just can't get new updates/exporters that are released

Commercial license
- As with discount, but for business/commercial use or where associated revenue is > 20k/yr
- Buy for 149 future-proofed with 2 years of free updates
- Buy for 599 future-proofed with 10 years of free updates

Also:
Bulk licenses available on request
Closed-source editor, open-source BSD HTML5 exporter
No splash screens on any creations at any point

And... early adopter licenses
To help kick things off, raise some money, and give you guys a good deal for getting involved early, we'd also like to introduce Discount Early-Adopter licenses for a limited time (for indies/personal use only, as per Discount license) - a bit like a preorder. These are significantly marked down - there probably won't be such a low price ever again!
- Buy for 19 future proofed with 3 years of free updates
- Buy for 89 future proofed with 10 years of free updates

How does that sound?
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Post » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:00 pm

I see the main problem. 30 day demo users get all features even updates, even though they are slow they still get them.

Where as if you pay after a while you don't get them at all, i can't see it working, that bit needs re-thinking.
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Post » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:02 pm

Hmm... Demo users still get constant nag screens though (after expiry). Users who have paid can jump back to the demo after their license expires and use the features with nags (after a couple of months delay when the demo catches up), or just sit tight and not be bothered. I think that works OK actually.
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Post » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:13 pm

All in all sounding good Ashley.

Any idea on update 'block' costs?

As much as applaud the idea of keeping the free version fully featured, i don't know how well that would work out for you in the long run.

Oh and, what about upgrading versions?
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Post » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:20 pm

There are no plans for upgraded versions, it is one continuous modular program which is why a purchase will future proof the next 2 years of updates as supposed to the current version of updates.
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Post » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:21 pm

I was referring to upgrading the license from discount to commercial etc.
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Post » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:26 pm

Details haven't been fully worked out for that but we are aware of the possibility of having an upgrade license. If we offer an upgrade option, it will be at a fair discount taking currently active licenses into consideration.
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Post » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:34 pm

Excellent, all sounding very good chaps. Cheers Gullanian.
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Post » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:40 pm

Thats a little better, but I still say an al la carte method would be better for plugs... but that depends on the plugs I guess.

Might I ask what do you plan on making "official" as far as that goes?
The "preorder" sounds interesting, but without knowing whats promised....
Especially given the limitations of Html5.
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Post » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:43 pm

Ahh there goes the free stuff.$149.00 for a licence?.No thank you,Unless it does what UDK can do otherwise im not interested.
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