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A Big Day for Algodoo

PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:20 pm
by emilk
Today is a big day for Algodoo. We have not one, but four big announcements!

The first news is that you now can buy Algodoo for iPad! Yes, it is finally here! We have also released Algodoo 2.1, with a lot of improvements to usability and performance. The third news is a completely redesigned webpage at http://www.algodoo.com - take a look! It is so much nicer. And last but not least: Algodoo is now a free download for anyone and everyone! Why? We want more people using Algodoo. A lot more! So go tell your friends to get Algodoo 2.1 for free at the new http://www.algodoo.com!

But - if you want to support further development, you can also buy Algodoo for iPad, or for Mac on the Mac App Store. It's up to you.

Anyway, I hope you all are as excited about these news as we are!

Re: A Big Day for Algodoo

PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:34 pm
by Nait
All this is great and perfect... But as for me, i'm not sure that Algodoo will have second breath...

Re: A Big Day for Algodoo

PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:20 pm
by Nxdt
Wow! Great news emil, I won't be able to enjoy the Ipad version, but I sure will enjoy 2.1. :D

Thanks for all the hard work!

Re: A Big Day for Algodoo

PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:32 pm
by Nibbos
Any news of Algodoo for Android at any point in the near future, please?

Many thanks

nibbos

Re: A Big Day for Algodoo

PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:08 pm
by Jabberwock
I will certainly recommend Algodoo to educational institutions I know - the truth is not that they could not afford the software before, but purchasing and maintaining the licences involved so much red tape that few people bothered... It is certainly generous of you!

One question: does the release differ in any way from 2.1.0 b13?

Re: A Big Day for Algodoo

PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:23 pm
by Tutormenow
I received an email stating that the new version is free. I paid for version 1.8.5. Will this new version be fully functional or will I need to purchase it again?

Re: A Big Day for Algodoo

PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:17 pm
by Xray
Congratulations on your EXCELLENT products, and the website looks great!

Re: A Big Day for Algodoo

PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:25 pm
by mibars
Indeed, a big day!

As an Android user i must ask for it: When (not if :) ) will we have an Android version of Phun? :)

Re: A Big Day for Algodoo

PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:31 pm
by jose1711
and still no 2.0 version for linux.. sigh

Re: A Big Day for Algodoo

PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:54 am
by JanitorMaster
When you made Algodoo commercial (which was when it was renamed from Phun, if I recall correctly), you mentioned that you didn't want to make it open source because you expected it to develop better if you could make money from it.

Now that Algodoo is free again, how does it look for open source?

Re: A Big Day for Algodoo

PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:48 pm
by Rrobba
Normally I would be upset when I paid for something that is now being offered for free. However, buying Algodoo has been such good value that it doesn't matter - I would buy it now anyway to support the developers and their awesome work. Keep the updates coming :)

Re: A Big Day for Algodoo

PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:40 pm
by mike4017
Great update in 2.1.0 AND, what a great day for teachers and students -- this should really help in getting Algodoo in more classrooms!! Thanks very much!! I hope the APPs version gets a lot of support...

Re: A Big Day for Algodoo

PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:42 pm
by mike4017
This is, indeed, a big day ----- for all students and teachers!! Thanks very much!! Great improvements, also, in 2.1.0!!

Re: A Big Day for Algodoo

PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:42 pm
by mike4017
This is, indeed, a big day ----- for all students and teachers!! Thanks very much!! Great improvements, also, in 2.1.0!!

Re: A Big Day for Algodoo

PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:12 pm
by maxz021
Thanks!!!...

Maxz

Re: A Big Day for Algodoo

PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:55 pm
by dets65
Is the free version a trial of some sort? If you buy it, are there any differences?

Re: A Big Day for Algodoo

PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:57 am
by faytree
Pafking worth it! (Sorry for the bumping)

Re: A Big Day for Algodoo

PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 6:45 am
by fox11trot
With 2.1.0, Algodoo has all the functionality of a 2D game engine.

I tell you emilk, Algodoo is more than a worthy competitor for Torque 2D, Gamemaker, etc.

I am currently using Torque 2D and making games that are a little more complicated than they were back sophomore year of highschool:
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My experience with Algodoo was really the jumpstart into the field and it is just so easy to make amazing things. With the ability to distribute games separately and load scenes easily with scripts (to have multiple levels), developers age 10 to 100 could be making games and sharing them with the world (for free or not).

By the way I might buy an iPad just so I can play Algodoo on it...

Re: A Big Day for Algodoo

PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:18 pm
by NoviceInDisquise
Hooray! Free Algodoo!

Re: A Big Day for Algodoo

PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:20 pm
by electronicboy
dets65 wrote:Is the free version a trial of some sort? If you buy it, are there any differences?

Algodoo is 100% free now (For windows and Mac, if you download from the website).
Purchasing Algodoo 2.1.0 from the store is the same as downloading the version off here, they are the exact same, only purchasing from the store does essentially act like donation to the company.