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Post » Fri May 16, 2014 12:11 am

Tom wrote:
peterbot1970 wrote:Maybe an idea for a payment plan? Seems like a lot of people wanna buy the software but can't afford the full amount at once. But if they get the possibility to spread the payments out like say over 4 months or so? Just a little balloon to think about ;)


Interesting idea, it is possible but we're just not sure what the demand for something like that would be like as it would take a while to program in to offer as an option.


This would be wonderful for developing countries! Dollar may be losing it's value, but, at least here on Brazil, the real is even worst. I know a few people who would get a license if they could use a payment plan, or even a subscription option.
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Post » Fri May 16, 2014 2:50 am

One of these days I might make money with construct 2, if so I'll be more than happy to upgrade to the business licence, and pay with good 'ol North American green backs. As for now still learning and the personal license was worth the price for the debug ability alone.
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Post » Fri May 16, 2014 6:58 am

Looks like a sale anytime soon is out of the question? :(
Looks like I'll have to purchase it before the 22nd then. Been waiting since missing the last sale in January.
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Post » Fri May 16, 2014 8:09 am

So like 140 CND :(
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Post » Fri May 16, 2014 9:25 am

thanks for the transparency!

I really appreciate it, if companies tell their (future) customers stuff like this and give reason
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Post » Fri May 16, 2014 11:00 am

I just bought 1 month back, man so close! though i was planning to buy on november! 8-) :lol:
Every Game is a Good Game it's just few people like and few does not! Keep coding people some day you will be a "NOTCH".
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Post » Fri May 16, 2014 1:28 pm

Tom wrote:
peterbot1970 wrote:Maybe an idea for a payment plan? Seems like a lot of people wanna buy the software but can't afford the full amount at once. But if they get the possibility to spread the payments out like say over 4 months or so? Just a little balloon to think about ;)


Interesting idea, it is possible but we're just not sure what the demand for something like that would be like as it would take a while to program in to offer as an option.


Or maybe something completely original that no one has ever tried yet as far as I know... first, though, I have to say I really dislike game engines based upon subscription models over a one time payment fee: to me a game engine is a product I want to own, not a service to use when needed, so I'm really happy Scirra is maintaining the current structure for both its Personal and Business licenses.
Said this, Scirra could actually try also a variation of the subscription model: a sort of hybrid approach for those who can't afford to pay $129 all at once. For example, license the personal edition for $12/month and then, if the subscription is confirmed for 12 months in a row (which means the user actually paid more than $129 overall already), the subscription license gets automatically converted into a permanent one with nothing more to pay ever again.

Maybe this approach could be an interesting alternative?
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Post » Fri May 16, 2014 1:36 pm

@roberto : I think @peterbot1970 was referring to a "spread the payment over time, but the same amount at the end", which is similar to what you are suggesting to an extend.

Which is something I agree for, since Nobody can make money using Free C2, it could be an interresting thing, since even more people could afford to make money while paying less at one time (it is harder to have something like 100€ to keep to pay the program, while beginning to pay for it, and using it is much more affordable I think, since the same price is at the end, just more convienient, just my opinion)
Game design is all about decomposing the core of your game so it becomes simple instructions.
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Post » Fri May 16, 2014 7:16 pm

Sweet I remembered i bought mine for like 100 bux still worth it... even at 130 bux still worth it... :P
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Post » Fri May 16, 2014 11:23 pm

Compared to the alternatives I think it is a great buy ! Much better than any subscription package .
What I know would fill a Book , what I don't know would fill a Library
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