Should I buy Construct 2 now?

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Post » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:02 pm

I am looking to buy a Construct 2 license, but I am afraid that there might be a sale soon/Construct 3 might come out soon, even though I've heard its not close. Should I buy it now or wait a couple weeks to see if there's gonna be a sale?
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Post » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:04 pm

Construct 3 won't be out for a while.
Not sure about sales though.
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Post » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:25 pm

Noone will tell you if there is a sale, cause of the simple reason that everyone would wait which will cost Scirra money :-P

BTW: Compared to other engines, buying C2 is always a cheap shot ;-)
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Post » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:26 pm

Oy, that guy just had to make that C3 thread...Ashley should probably make a blog post clearing things up. It's just a new editor, wont be out for quite a while / likely is not even in the works right now, and will probably come with a discounted upgrade from C2. So yeah, go ahead and buy C2 if you want.
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Post » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:35 pm

For some reason, people seem to think that C3 is coming out in a couple of months. In my interview with Ashley, I asked him "2015? 2016?" and he couldn't even tell. So let's not get ahead of ourselves, it's not going to be here for a while.

By the time it comes out, if you buy C2 now, you'll have time to get a good grasp on how games are made (with C2 and in general) and it will only benefit your potential C3 experience.
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Post » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:36 pm

If you have not used the free version, try that first.

Otherwise construct is a great purchase. I would imagine anything you learn with construct 2 should apply to 3.
Also, this is a stable and feature filled engine. Even if 3 came out tomorrow, construct 2 would probably be at an advantage/offer more than 3 would for some time.

In game development you need something stable and reliable. Waiting for a brand new engine is not the best idea typically.

Construct 2 also has many plugins, something that a new engine will need time to implement.

TLDR: Construct 2 is still a good purchase.
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Post » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:38 pm

I did have a similar thought about 3 weeks ago, but took the plunge and purchased a license. It was the best thing that I have done in a long time.
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Post » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:49 pm

The answer is simple. Yes!
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Post » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:52 pm

Great! And yes, I did try the Free version for quite some time now, and I am now needing the features from the full, so I'll probably be buying it this weekend. Woo!
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Post » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:52 pm

You won't regret it
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