Okay will do. Thank you. I actually tried the C4 engine. Finally found the demo.....I'd have to get used to it. It doesn't have a clean interface like Unity does. Probably because it's new to me. I'll keep working at it though. Thanks.
Yeah I did some decent research on the C4. That demo isn't a trial version of the engine itself. It's just a demo of games made in C4. I was on the site and got excited seeing that download link and nope not the engine....Maybe I'm not seeing it?
As for schooling, I'm in a tech college. What we're using the engine for is to teach the students (and me) game design. We want to make games. I know that sounds simple and vague but I can't figure a better way to put it. We weren't really concerned with the lack of source code though. We're concentrating on scripting right now.
I'm in a video game design class and we use Unity 3D. We've been looking into other engines and I suggested C4. What with it using C++ and me hearing really good things about it. I've never used it though. I haven't been able to find a trial of the engine itself. I'm inclined to think a trial doesn't exist.
So if anyone has used C4 and/or Unity which would you recommend to be our best choice to prioritize in our learning curriculum? And if not those two, are there any other suggestions for game engines?
(As a side note we're thinking about the Cryengine, also. Schools get a free version but for the outsiders I hear it's freaking expensive. C4 goes for $350 Standard Edition which is a lot more within my money league.)