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Demo & paid version of game - best way to offer this?

A topic by CanOpenerGames created Oct 10, 2017 Views: 279 Replies: 4
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I wanted to offer a Demo version of my PC game for free so that people can see if they like it or just play that version. I also wanted to offer the full version of the game for a price.

Can I do this with one project?

Do I need 2 projects to achieve this?

Is there some other way to do this? Recommendations?

I'm looking to do the same thing on my game after releasing the full version which will be paid. There is the option to set a different price for a  file but I find it kinda not right. There must be another way because I've seen games that have pay button and a free download button which you don't get with the "set a different price" method. 

Moderator (1 edit)

You have a checkbox on each download saying, "this file is a demo and can be downloaded for free".

Edit: but only if your project already has a minimum price set globally.

Thank you! :D  [SOLVED]

Sorry if this is bad form to resurrect a solved topic, but my question is literally this but in reverse:

I just released my game The Moon Fields, and I would like the demo to have more visibility. The best idea it seems is to create a project page each for the full game and the demo. I also feel like that while the price tag is pretty high for people, the demo still has a lot of content that is worthwhile. Is it OK for me to create two pages? Or is that considered bad form?