[quote="Caspis Sinclair":3863fmra][quote="Ashley":3863fmra]It could just be the UI.[/quote:3863fmra]
That's something that I've been wondering for a while. It's one thing not knowing what games will look like under Stencyl, but to not even see the interface? It's probably more important to everyone to know how the program is laid out than any demo screenshots.
I know I've made fun of Stencyl's "stealth mode" but it's a potential new game developing program and they ARE promising something unique to most others (java-based engine -- cross-platform support). Even if they didn't have anything special I still want them to succeed just so that people have one more option to choose from.
I guess most of all I just don't understand their decision to become a fully-fledged company. It's a free program and they've stated repeatedly that they will not charge for it at any time in the future (just going to have to trust them on that, I guess...), so what would becoming a company do for them?
Who would invest in a program that is going up against many other programs in the same field that are already professional, established solutions... when the only source of income from that product is donations and ad money?
Anyway this semi-recent quote from Jon is sort of interesting;
[quote:3863fmra]On the contrary, we're close to completion on the actual software, and it's down to the point where I've personally listed out everything that remains, so it's just a matter of time before I reach the end of that.
Of course, as I said in the post, the software is only one component of beta - the other parts also need to be done, and they aren't as far along as the software is at this point in time.[/quote:3863fmra]
Soooo... yeah. It's going to be a while still before they even start their "closed-beta" (invitation only).
Because they plan on have a website that people can place the games, and sell games there to more then one platform. so they will do a closed beta until they have a product where they can make a profit off of it. Their decided Profitability over their passionate community. At this point the're thinking a head of they self in that aspect.