Announcing The Buildbox Free Saga: Our Vision

Discussion in 'Official Announcements' started by Sean Buildbox, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. GamerGhost

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    Perhaps we have another scenario. Full free version with revenue sharing from IAP and ADS.
    The real problem for current paid subscriptions is the absence of technical support and up-to-date documentation. Something that going to be worse when users from free version come around.
     
  2. TreySmith

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    You're actually the closest I would say. We will have feature limitations for sure, but the goal here is to build the largest game dev community on the planet. If we limit the software so much that you can't release, then that won't happen (that's why no other game dev companies have done this). Obviously there is a a balancing act though.

    We will be taking a 10% cut of revenue generated through ads in the free version, have a splash screen, and a few other limitations.

    As for full and completed documentation, it's finally coming with the release of 3.1 (which is the official title for Buildbox Free and the updates to Buildbox Indie/Pro), we have so many new features like Brainboxes, that needed to add proper documentation as many things changed. Regardless, we dropped the ball, I admit that 100% and apologize. The new documentation we're doing is solid though and I believe you'll be happy with it.
     
  3. rizwanashraf

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    I love that name - BrainBoxes :D
     
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  4. Frank Freeman

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    I can certainly see a lot of energy is getting placed on BB. I cannot wait to get the free version. I mainly want it to test the software and see if it is right for me before I buy. I don't like having to subscribe to try. Kind of weird for these days. Anyways, I look forward to version 3.1. Thanks Trey!
     
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  5. Zanotta

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    Any plans for a cloud build feature for android/ios?
     
  6. WBStudios

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    Bring back the monthly subscription.
     
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  7. TreySmith

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    We actually are :)
     
  8. wayne_martell

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    Long as you don't touch the master collection guys who supported you at the start, it should be fine !
     
  9. aryanveer95

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    @TreySmith Anything for recent BB pro buyers ?. Like free Master collection etc ?. I purchased BB pro license last week and sad to see Free BB update now:(. I wish you offer something for December BB pro buyers.
     
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  10. MAC420

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    I am quit interested in see what the AD for the Master Collection on the pricing page is all about. Man, if it was included with paid Buildbox that would be amazing... But, I also know that is a dream. What I'm thinkin is maybe a paid subscription maybe? That would be cool too.
     
  11. Zanotta

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    Today we will learn the release date of BB free version. Excited!
     
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    I've been critical of buildbox recently, but my hopes are getting high. Hopefully 3.1 will be the big one
     
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    In the free version... wil be have the same features of BB 3.0¿?

    We will be taking a 10% cut of revenue generated through ads in the free version, have a splash screen, and a few other limitations

    Can you explain more this. Thanks.
     
  14. kodagames

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    I’m glad there will be a free version (they should use a unity pricing model style), and I believe it should definitely export.

    I’m a little salty with the BB platform and quit a while back because it felt at the time like they spit in their paid customers faces... I’m still on the fence.

    Does BB have an asset store? One way for BB to make revenue would be to create a marketplace so that users could create and sell BBAssets then offer a revenue share based on that 70/30 split.
     
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  15. kodagames

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    P.S. The Master Collection (pixelbox, soundbox, etc), should be part of the pro version tools (in my opinion).
     
  16. Josh (Nology Games)

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    @kodagames we apologise that you feel that way. I assure you, this was never our intent. Good news though, it has been confirmed that there will be the ability to sell assets in the asset store. Plus all the ones that we will give out for free.
     
  17. patostar

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    With the free version, only 1 world is allowed, so it's useless, thanks a lot.
     
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  18. Hanomax

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    Not really. With nodes and custom nodes, you can do a lot using 1 world only. You can even customize UI's for each level, using nodes.
     
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    hey trey checkpoint not works when i m using multiple world, i cant continue game from start menu where i was stoped
     
  20. aryanveer95

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    What ever, all i expect is free master collection to December Buildbox pro buyers ..
     

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