据了解，GameSalad Creator原先的入门级“快捷帐号”（Express account），收费99美元，现已更名为“免费使用”（Free to Make），为用户提供最基本、免费的开发技术服务。
GameSalad工具支持用户面向苹果App Store、网页和Mac平台创造和发行游戏，开发商可以通过各自的苹果iPhone开发商帐户向App Store发行游戏。
除了这些变革这外，GameSalad 0.9.0测试版本，包括GameSalad Creator最新版本（含改良的Dashboard、Publishing Wizard功能）目前均已提供下载服务。
GameSalad公司CEO史蒂夫·费尔特（Steve Felter）表示，通过“免费使用”模式，人们就很容易看出GameSalad的独特之处，让所有人都有机会设计游戏是GameSalad的首要目标；GameSalad 0.9.0是他们最大最新的版本，但还只是他们创建一款终极游戏开发工具的开端。（本文为游戏邦/gamerboom.com编译，转载请注明来源：游戏邦）
GameSalad introduces new Free to Make option and cheaper Professional membership
After criticism a couple of months back over app submission costs and revenue share models, GameSalad, the developer of its eponymous Mac-based visual game creation tool has significantly tweaked its subscription offers.
The entry level for GameSalad Creator is now called Free to Make and provides a basic service at no cost to users.
This replaces the previous Express account, which cost $99. It enables anyone to publish iOS games without incurring any additional costs.
The Professional account is now available for $499 annually (previously $1,999).
As well as offering official support, it includes new monetisation features such as iAD integration and promotional URL links. Other features such as support for custom networking, advanced analytics, and framework support will be forthcoming.
Lowering the barriers
And more good news comes as current Express and Pro users will have the option of upgrading to the new Professional membership for $99 for the first year, via a legacy user upgrade offer that expires Dec 31, 2010.
GameSalad enables people to create games and publish them on the Apple App Store, as well as for web and Mac. Developers publish games under their personal Apple iPhone Developer accounts.
In addition to these changes, GameSalad 0.9.0 Beta, including a new version of GameSalad Creator, which features a redesigned Dashboard and Publishing Wizard, is available for download.
This enables users to more quickly and easily manage their online portfolios, get the latest GameSalad news, and submit their games to the App Store.
“By introducing the Free to Make model, we’re holding true to what really sets GameSalad apart from everyone else,” said Steve Felter, recently named CEO of GameSalad.
“Making game design accessible to everyone is our top priority. GameSalad 0.9.0 is our biggest and best update ever – and it’s just the beginning. This is the foundation for building the ultimate game creation tool.”（source:pocketgamer）