Actually, $800 is a pretty fair price for a tool like BGT Pro. I think
your opinion that it is over priced is do to the fact you haven't had
any experience as a professional software developer. I can tell you
for a fact that similar tools in the programming market would cost far
more in comparison. Especially, if you begin adding up the cost for
various software products. Here is some things to look at.
FMOD Ex (Shareware License) $100.00
FMOD Ex (Casual License) $3,000.00
FMOD Ex (Commercial License) $6,000.00
Play Station SDK $20,000.00
Visual Studio Standard $299.00
Visual Studio Professional (without MSDN) $569
Visual Studio Professional (with MSDN) $1,299.00
Visual Studio Premium (with MSDN) $2,499.00
Just that alone can run you into thousands of dollars, and we haven't
even began talking about sounds, music, and voice acting yet. Plus the
fact BGT is or will be a fully qualified game engine complete with
scripting, sound encryption, Sapi support, etc out of the box. If you
use Visual Studio and say FMOD Ex you are going to pay more and still
have to write a bunch of that stuff from scratch anyway. Plus if you
want to support a special game console like Play Station Sony charges
a wopping $20,000 to license their tools and libraries. So $800 isn't
a bad price realistically speaking.
If you are comercially selling your games you will earn back that $800
pretty quickly. MOTA grosed more than that during preordering, and
I'm sure the final release will even earn more.
On 4/8/10, lirin <seal11...@gmail.com> wrote:
> BTW, how many will be cost BGT? i don't know it is true or not, but
> i've hear something about 800$.
> When i am thinkinh about this price, i am trying to get a question for
> my ansfer.
> Firstly, 800$ is a dramatically price from a nightmare, i mean pro
> version of BGT.
> Why we must paying for something like that? Okay, we can only paying for
> a examples, but for nothing more.
> If i can learn BGT, i can learn a C++ language too, so, where is a
> target to get it?
> Sorry for of topic anyway.
> On the marked we have tools like that, maybe not for games, but we have,
> autohotkey, autoit, etc etc, and we have it for free.
> Maybe i am not a programmer, and don't know it very well, but for me
> it's something from hell, with full of respect.
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