Steam asking me to buy RPG Maker after the free game promotion

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Some months ago,back when it was free. I obtained it,however today,i had to get RPG Maker MZ to work and then Steam says you need to buy the engine despite me having no money.


HELP ME!!!!!
 

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What? RPG Maker MZ was never free. You probably had free trial and misunderstood something, and the trial is for a month. Now you need to buy the engine to continue.
 

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The Steam free promotions are and were always time limited, independent of the program.
Usually it's for one weekend of testing - I've done this with a small number of games myself over the last few years.
and after the weekend you'll always be required to either purchase or uninstall.
 

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If you get it from a limited-time campaign (usually free for the weekend to try), you will have to buy it after the campaign ends. It is a basic campaign from Steam for users to experience a product before deciding to buy.
 

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There are rare cases where Steam does "free to keep" sales, maybe that's what confused you.
 
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On top of what everyone else here has already said, if you really want RPG Maker, you should keep an eye out for when it goes on sale!

I got really lucky, and managed to nab RPG Maker MV for $15 from Steam when it was on sale...I think something like 70% off? It was pretty insane.
Still one of the best $15 I ever spent.
 

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The free promotion that I think you're referring to was time limited - it ended when the competition ended. So it wasn't a giveaway of the engine during that time - it was a "you can use the engine for free during this time to create your contest entry"
 

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