Steam Summer Sale and License Question

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Post » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:28 pm

I have been looking to get this engine for a while, and due to my latest project I will be purchasing this soon. Steam hosting their summer sale is selling this at 50% off, and so I am going to be purchasing it there.

This project is for personal, so I will be going with that, but my company may be using the business license in the future, so I was thinking about grabbing that license while its half-off. The biggest up to this would be that the 4 people working directly on the game can use the same license, but how does sharing said license work on steam?

Unless you can send out gift installs, I don't see how it would work without having to make a company steam account, and even then you couldn't log in multiple steam accounts at the same time to launch it.

So my question is how does that part of the license work, or should I just stick with personal for now and make the company pay the full 400 when we need it straight from Scirra for manual installs?jcjunglebob2013-07-12 23:29:18
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Post » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:14 am

As explained in how C2 licenses work the company/business license can be either attached to a single person or to a company owned computer (allowing any company employee to work on that station).

As you guessed yourself, getting the license from steam will require you to have steam installed on the working station.

If different people are to work at the same time on different instances of Construct, you need several licenses (one per person or per computer).

In the absolute, it's rather recommended to get the license from Scirra's website/manual installation. It allows you to keep up with the beta, execute several C2 instances at the same time (Steam version allows you for only one), it has no DRM and supports better Scirra in the end (money is sent directly to them).
Scirra's store also allows you to get license and redeem them later/gift them. I don't know how this works with Steam's licenses. (Also Steam's licenses are not linked to Scirra's website/badges)

It sounds like that for your company case, you should buy four licenses for all four people to work on. For your own personal version you can go with the current Steam sale if it suits you, but be aware of the limitations of the personal license (you can't make more than 5000$ with it).

To make sure don't hesitate to send a mail to [email protected] to confirm the correct way to go according to your case.Kyatric2013-07-13 02:14:38
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