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A Message to the GameSalad Community

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

    I am really happy about this message

    Cheers, Weswog
  • DhondonDhondon Member Posts: 717
    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 Member Posts: 323
    Much thanks for the communication!
    Best of luck getting everything out of the kitchen.:)
  • ToastKittenToastKitten Member Posts: 360
    I just want the performance updates xD Better performance is what'll yield sales imho.

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

    Nope... still awake...

    YIPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
  • SparkyidrSparkyidr Member Posts: 2,033
    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 Member Posts: 124
    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 Member Posts: 1,802
    YES
  • scitunesscitunes Member, Sous Chef Posts: 4,047
    YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!
  • NexusGameStudioNexusGameStudio Member Posts: 265
    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 Member, PRO Posts: 890
    Another wish that came true... I asked for this with my app...iWishUpon... go check it out....
  • scitunesscitunes Member, Sous Chef Posts: 4,047
    just posted a quick message on the corona forum. It's time to get the old gang back together!
  • butterbeanbutterbean Member, PRO Posts: 4,315
    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 Member Posts: 1,453
    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 Member Posts: 561
    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 Member Posts: 1,802
    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 Member Posts: 152
    awesome
  • ktfrightktfright Member Posts: 964
    This is great, I just want to know where iDevelopers is at :)
  • JackBQuickJackBQuick Member Posts: 524
    That's wonderful news! Thanks, Yodapollo and GameSalad!
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Member Posts: 8,188
    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.Member, Sous Chef, PRO Posts: 6,577
    Excellent news, thanks! :-)

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

  • scitunesscitunes Member, Sous Chef Posts: 4,047
    We're on a mission from god alright!
  • RickyRicky Member Posts: 58
    I had a good feeling about you guys too! I guess you aren't trolls after all!
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Member Posts: 8,188
    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 Member, PRO Posts: 1,352
    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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