I'd like to announce some changes to ORK Framework's update policy.
Up until now purchasing ORK has granted you access to all future updates, even years after purchase. I'd really like to keep it that way, but it's sadly no longer financially feasible for me to do so. About a year ago I've opened a Patreon page
in hopes to gain enough additional support - and I'm very grateful for everyone who's pledged so far - but it's not really enough to keep providing free updates forever.
From now on, purchasing ORK Framework will grant you updates for one year
. Until Unity allows asset providers to set up subscription services this'll be handled by releasing ORK as a new asset and deprecating the old one.
Everyone who purchased ORK within the last 6 months of the new yearly release will get a free upgrade via the asset store. Everyone else who purchased ORK within a year please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your asset store invoice number to get future updates (until a full year after purchase).
I've already gone through the whole asset acceptance process with Unity and will publish the new ORK asset in the asset store next week, including the free upgrade options in case you've purchased within 6 months.
I'm really sorry that I have to take this step. I know that this'll hit some of you financially, however I'm also just a small individual asset provider trying to get by :)
Just to be clear - I will not abandon supporting or further developing ORK Framework (or Makinom) in any case. However, I may be forced to get a regular day job again (which would certainly be paid a lot better :D), which would reduce my support responce times and the ability to provide regular updates and bugfixes.
If you're wondering how you can help, I'd ask you to support me on Patreon
, keep purchasing your yearly ORK updates or contact me for commissioned feature implementations. Especially paid feature implementations have really helped me in the last years, so please consider sponsoring a feature if you need it for your game :)
Thanks for everything up until now!Edit
Alright, the new asset is available in the Asset Store
, although the upgrade path and new version 2.18.0 seem to take some time.
In case you want to update through Patreon
, the new $25 pledge tier will grant you access to release versions.
You can find more details about the update policy and how to get further updates here