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Post » Wed May 23, 2012 10:50 am

I think it all comes down to what you want to do. Currently If you want to make games as a hobby/small money/prototyping, then C2 is a good tool for that, but if you want to develop for the mobile devices and for real money then Game Maker Studio looks like a good deal for that.

Having native export to Android and iOS is a big thing and $298 is not much for that.

AppMobi costs $100 per year and is limited to 5 apps/year.

I like Construct2 and I believe it has a chance to become standard software for HTML5 along with something like Spaceport.

I do have faith for CocoonJS and I really hope it works. I currently don't have a wireless connection, so I can't test their launcher.
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Post » Wed May 23, 2012 11:24 am

[QUOTE=nemo] I think it all comes down to what you want to do. Currently If you want to make games as a hobby/small money/prototyping, then C2 is a good tool for that, but if you want to develop for the mobile devices and for real money then Game Maker Studio looks like a good deal for that.

Having native export to Android and iOS is a big thing and $298 is not much for that.

AppMobi costs $100 per year and is limited to 5 apps/year.

I like Construct2 and I believe it has a chance to become standard software for HTML5 along with something like Spaceport.

I do have faith for CocoonJS and I really hope it works. I currently don't have a wireless connection, so I can't test their launcher. [/QUOTE]

Well, you can't test iOS games until you pay 99 $ per year to test the games in Game Maker Studio, dammit Apple. Also there a lot of requirements to develop iOS game than Android. So PC can't do anything...


Blame Apple.


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Post » Wed May 23, 2012 2:04 pm

[QUOTE=nemo]
Having native export to Android and iOS is a big thing and $298 is not much for that.
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@nemo Actually that would cost $99 (Studio) + $199 (iOS) + $199 (Android) = $497.
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Post » Wed May 23, 2012 2:15 pm

[QUOTE=Trevor10] [QUOTE=nemo]
Having native export to Android and iOS is a big thing and $298 is not much for that.
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@nemo Actually that would cost $99 (Studio) + $199 (iOS) + $199 (Android) = $497.[/QUOTE]

And don't forget + $99 (HTML5 export module) = $596

They quit making Game Maker HTML5 yesterday. So now if you just wanted to make HTML5 games with Game Maker it will cost you $200.Wink2012-05-23 14:23:42
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Post » Wed May 23, 2012 2:50 pm

@Joannesalfa - you can probably get by OK testing your game on Safari using Preview-on-LAN. Once it works there it should be straightforward to wrap for the app store.
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Post » Wed May 23, 2012 4:08 pm

[QUOTE=Trevor10] [QUOTE=nemo]
Having native export to Android and iOS is a big thing and $298 is not much for that.
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@nemo Actually that would cost $99 (Studio) + $199 (iOS) + $199 (Android) = $497.[/QUOTE]

It would be smart to start with the easiest and cheapest market such as Android and if everything's going well then go to iOS market and buy the exporter for it.
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Post » Wed May 23, 2012 5:22 pm

Pre C2 I made games with Game Maker nearly 10(GM) to 1(C1). So for the move to HTML5 I will now be totally dropping GM
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Post » Thu May 24, 2012 1:09 am

[QUOTE=Ashley] @Joannesalfa - you can probably get by OK testing your game on Safari using Preview-on-LAN. Once it works there it should be straightforward to wrap for the app store.[/QUOTE]

I know why C2 rules for introducing LAN preview, to be honest GameMaker is just a great waste of money, so it requires to get certificate from Apple iOS developer program that costs $ 99 per year, it really sucks and im not interesed my wallet gets r4p3d to test my games before to publish for overtime.
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Post » Sat May 26, 2012 5:46 pm

[QUOTE=TheJanMan] Scirra will do it when pigs start to grow wings. :P[/QUOTE]

Don't say that !

We already make pigs that glow in the Dark, AND scientist have decrypted the DNA sting now.. So pigs with wings.. not so far away :p
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Post » Tue May 29, 2012 3:59 am

Even then if they really export to native, they have an advantage there. What is left to know is how good their exporters are.
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