As TUG engages in the process of transferring over to a new engine, Nerd Kingdom continues to discuss what it’s thinking in regard to the game’s future monetization model. The long and the short of it? The studio is “strongly considering giving TUG away for free” but doesn’t have specifics about what that will entail.
According to a new Kickstarter update, the studio says that making money off TUG will focus more on “aesthetic, not gated content.” Fortunately, this isn’t a decision that needs to be made right away; the studio has over a year to come up with the best business model for the game.
Speaking of making money, the studio considers it quite important that talented modders have a way to earn cash from doing their thing. By empowering modders, the studio hopes to encourage them to enrich and grow the game in amazing ways. “Quality control is first priority,” Nerd Kingdom wrote. “Not everyone can just monetize (Skyrim fiasco).”