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A Message to the GameSalad Community

YodapolloYodapollo Posts: 447Inactive
edited November -1 in News from the Dev Team
Hi everybody!

I would like to thank everyone in the GameSalad community for their comments, critiques, and concerns over our previous announcement of GameSalad Direct. We really value your feedback! In fact, I’m pleased to announce that we’ve made a number of changes largely as a result of your comments with more details to come soon.

GameSalad will be launching a new subscription and membership program that will continue to allow developers to publish under their own Apple developer accounts. Under the new program, there will be no “per app” submission costs and no revenue share. For those of you who valued having GameSalad manage the publishing process, GameSalad will still offer to publish some titles under a different program.

Next week, we are also launching a new “Professional” tier subscription, replacing the current “Pro” subscription. Further, the current “Express” subscription will also be seeing significant tweaks as well. We are pricing the new subscriptions competitively and users will be given a fast and cost effective way to upgrade from their current subscriptions.

The new memberships will go live concurrently with GameSalad 0.9.0, coming soon.

Everyone here at GameSalad is very excited about this new plan and what it means for people making games. Thank you for your thoughts, suggestions, support, input, concerns, emails, and even phone calls.

Mahalo.

--Yodapollo
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Comments

  • IsabelleKIsabelleK Posts: 2,807Member, Sous Chef
    Great news Yodapollo! Hallelujah! :)
  • CodeMonkeyCodeMonkey Posts: 1,803Head Chef, Member, PRO
    first. heh
  • MarkOnTheIronMarkOnTheIron Posts: 1,447Member
    Thank you very much for listening to us!
  • dmilinovichiiidmilinovichiii Posts: 620Member
    Finally! Just one quick question. Will the cost of express stay the same?
  • WeswogWeswog Posts: 1,171Member
    Just wait till next friday :)

    I am really happy about this message

    Cheers, Weswog
  • DhondonDhondon Posts: 717Member
    Fantastic!!!
    Or wait.... Is this just an dream?:)

    Great to hear you guys have reconsidered. Think I'll stick with GS.
    I really hope most of the old users are coming back. + a bunch of new ones:)
    I'll spread the word.
  • RacetotheMoonRacetotheMoon Posts: 323Member
    Much thanks for the communication!
    Best of luck getting everything out of the kitchen.:)
  • ToastKittenToastKitten Posts: 360Member
    I just want the performance updates xD Better performance is what'll yield sales imho.

    Future's looking bright :D
  • ktfrightktfright Posts: 964Member
    I wonder what all the corona-bound people are gonna say about this now...
  • butterbeanbutterbean Posts: 4,315Member, PRO
    Pinching myself.... Pinching again...

    Nope... still awake...

    YIPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
  • SparkyidrSparkyidr Posts: 2,033Member
    yay.

    Much love guys.

    looking forward to seeing the costs for the new service(s).

    great news all round on the face of it though.
  • SnowSnow Posts: 124Member
    You the man! :) Thank you for listening. Despite being a critic of the Direct option, I do intend to try it out your publishing program and it just so happens, I should have a game done in 2 weeks that will be perfect for that. I'm glad that we still have a choice otherwise, since I mainly intend to pursue the Professional tier license. Thank you.
  • expired_012expired_012 Posts: 1,802Member
    YES
  • scitunesscitunes Posts: 4,047Member, Sous Chef
    YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!
  • NexusGameStudioNexusGameStudio Posts: 265Member
    Thank you Gendai for listening to your dedicated community, while I do wait for more details I am excited for this new direction and it encourages me and probably others to continue using your software. Again, thanks for listening to us, hope to hear more details SOONER than later :D
  • LordTarantorLordTarantor Posts: 890Member, PRO
    Another wish that came true... I asked for this with my app...iWishUpon... go check it out....
  • scitunesscitunes Posts: 4,047Member, Sous Chef
    just posted a quick message on the corona forum. It's time to get the old gang back together!
  • butterbeanbutterbean Posts: 4,315Member, PRO
    artonskyblue said:
    YES

    C'mon Arton, breathe.. I know you're in shock :)

    Lay down, elevate your legs, turn cough and deep breathe k? :)
  • ChaserChaser Posts: 1,453Member
    Thanks for actually giving us basic info. Long overdue but I'm sure you had been working on it. I'd still like to know more but I guess that's too much to ask of yet.
  • DevilsDevils Posts: 561Member
    OMG! I've been on the forums for about an hour and just saw this. Thank you very much GameSalad and I will guarantee you that my express account will be getting upgraded.
  • expired_012expired_012 Posts: 1,802Member
    butterbean said:
    C'mon Arton, breathe.. I know you're in shock :)

    Lay down, elevate your legs, turn cough and deep breathe k? :)

    Hahahah I'm not gonna calm down, this is awesome!!!!!! :)

    Before we were all furious, now we're all happy!
  • A3MGA3MG Posts: 152Member
    awesome
  • ktfrightktfright Posts: 964Member
    This is great, I just want to know where iDevelopers is at :)
  • JackBQuickJackBQuick Posts: 524Member
    That's wonderful news! Thanks, Yodapollo and GameSalad!
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member
    scitunes said:
    just posted a quick message on the corona forum. It's time to get the old gang back together!



    :D

    Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home...
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    Web: http://www.quantum-sheep.com

  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Posts: 6,577Member, Sous Chef, PRO
    Excellent news, thanks! :-)

    ""You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike." - Zork        temp domain http://spidergriffin.wix.com/alphaghostapps

  • scitunesscitunes Posts: 4,047Member, Sous Chef
    We're on a mission from god alright!
  • RickyRicky Posts: 58Member
    I had a good feeling about you guys too! I guess you aren't trolls after all!
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member
    scitunes said:
    We're on a mission from god alright!

    True, but you can just call me 'sheepy' :D

    ;)

    Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home...
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Quantum_Sheep
    Web: http://www.quantum-sheep.com

  • StusAppsStusApps Posts: 1,352Member, PRO
    excellent news!!

    I can't wait to hear the final plans now. I assume the cost for express will be slightly higher due to the mention of upgrading. That's cool though as a higher initial cost might make people be more serious about making games before they start (therefore less crap apps).

    Well done guys, this really is just what i wanted to hear.
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