Design Games with Construct 2

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Today I’m going to share another program you can use to design games. Like my previous post about Game Maker: Studio, I will share details about the software including supporting platforms; system requirements; platforms the game can be exported; pricing; places you can find documentation; and programming languages supported. Take a look at both of these posts, compare, and see which software works best for you.

 

 

CONSTRUCT 2

 

Construct 2 is made by Scirra Ltd. This company was founded in 2011, and is based in Twickenham, SW London. After developing Construct in 2007, later they have expanded their software and programmed it to export to several platforms. People can now publish their projects to different mobile devices, most desktop platforms, and the Wii U. With this powerful software, people can make games without learning code. That’s right, you don’t have to learn programming. Construct 2 does all the work for you.

 

Supporting Platforms

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  • Windows

 

 

Platforms Software Can Export

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  • Windows Desktop
  • Mac Desktop
  • Linux Desktop
  • Web (HTML5)
  • Facebook
  • Firefox Marketplace
  • Blackberry
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Tizen
  • Chrome Web Store
  • Amazon App Store
  • Windows 10, 8 & RT
  • Wii U

Minimum System Requirements

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    • Windows XP Service Pack 3 or newer
      • 512 MB RAM
      • 1 GHz Processor
      • An HTML5 compatible browser such as Firefox, Chrome, Opera, or Internet Explorer 9+

Pricing

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Construct 2 is free to try, and you can publish your games to Web, Facebook, and Scirra Arcade. The only downside is that you can’t use it for commercial use unless you purchase the individual or business license, but that’s not too bad if you’re planning on making money with your game. Take a look at the graph below for the features and pricing.

 

FREE Edition Personal License Business License
Cost Free $129.99 $429.99
High-Performance Engine
Full Documentation
Free Updates
Debugger
Multiplayer Support
Export Web
Export Windows Store
Export Chrome Web Store
Export Facebook
Export Scirra Arcade
Export Wii U
Export Windows
Export Mac
Export Linux
Export Amazon Store
Export iOS
Export Android
In-App Purchases
Event Limit 100 Unlimited Unlimited
Layer Limit 4 Unlimited Unlimited
Special Effect Limit 2 Unlimited Unlimited
Bundled Sound Effects 16 124 124
Bundled Music 3 8 8
Bundled Ambient Sounds 3 12 12
Bundled Sprite Packs 1 3 3
Commercial Use? NO Limited Unlimited

Documentation

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Documentation can easily be found on their main website. You can even download the manual for FREE in .PDF format for offline use.

 

 

op-iconTake my advice, as a programmer: I’ve been scanning through this manual, and it looks really easy to learn. No programming required! I do recommend that people should learn how to program, but I think people can make games with this software with no programming knowledge. That’s how easy I think it is. I hope this information has helped you viewers, and again, be sure to look at my other post about Game Maker: Studio. Compare the two programs, and see which one works best for you. I will be writing and sharing more of my finds with you very soon.

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