Defold continues our partner wrap-up of NG16:
Thanks to everyone we met at Nordic Game 2016! Yay! Here we’ve collected the most common questions that we got during the conference. If you wonder anything else, feel free to join our forum at forum.defold.com.
Q: Why are you giving away Defold for free? How does King monetize on it?
A: King is not making money on Defold. We believe there are huge benefits in King profiling itself as a nice, tech savvy company. We want to attract the best of the industry.
Q: What happens to my game if King decides not to support Defold any more?
A: That will not happen, but let’s say it did: you can still work with the last version you installed. The main obstacle is the project servers run by us, but you will soon be able to put your projects on Github or keep them locally. If you’re adventurous, there is already a way to use Git server. Read more on the forum here.
Q: Are you afraid that Activision will interfere in your plan for Defold?
A: No, we are very happy with the acquisition. It’s business as usual with the Defold team.
Q: This is too good to be true.
A: That’s not a question, but yes, it is very good. 🙂
Q: I have tried Defold a little bit. Can you tell me something that I did not know about Defold?
A: Maybe you never got around to try “hot reloading”? With it you can edit your project in real time and refresh the content in a running game. It’s very powerful and speeds up the workflow immensely. This works on mobile devices too over Wi-Fi. Wanna know how hot reloading works? Read up on it here.
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