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Announcing Blackberry 10 and Tizen export in free Construct 2 update

by Ashley | 14th, May 2013

Scirra are pleased to announce Construct 2 now supports exporting to both Blackberry 10 and Tizen! The update is already available in the r130 beta release, and will make it to a stable release soon. The exporters will be free updates for all existing Personal and Business license owners - there's no need to buy anything new to use them.

Construct 2 now supports exporting to Blackberry 10 and Tizen

Blackberry 10

The BB10 browser is fast and has a great feature set, scoring 91% on ScirraMark - the only thing it's missing is the Web Audio API, which is also currently being worked on. If it comes soon, BB10 may be the first mobile browser to score 100% on the test! Its WebGL support boosts performance to native-like speeds and also allows you to take advantage of Construct 2's awesome visual effects.

We'd like to thank Erik Oros at Blackberry for lots of help getting the exporter working. Erik is also planning to release a Construct 2 plugin to support BB10 specific features like in-app purchases.

Tizen

Tizen is a new mobile operating system being developed mainly by Intel and Samsung. While no Tizen devices are currently available, Samsung plans to release Tizen devices towards the end of the year, and this could quickly propel Tizen to being a major platform. We've added support to Construct 2 early so that you can be ready to publish your games as soon as the devices launch later this year.

Tizen's browser is also fast with a great feature set, also scoring 91% on ScirraMark - the only thing it's missing is WebRTC support (for the User Media object; the Web Audio API is supported). Its WebGL support also allows native-like performance and amazing WebGL shader effects. This is very promising for Construct 2 developers!

Other exporter news

Other new platforms Construct 2 already supports exporting to include Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and Firefox Marketplace (for Firefox OS). The r130 beta also includes support for Firefox packaged apps, allowing you to upload Firefox OS apps without needing a website host.

Construct 2 also supports exporting Windows, Mac and Linux desktop apps via node-webkit - effectively a standalone version of the Google Chrome browser, with all your project assets bundled in to the application. The r130 beta also includes support for file operations on disk, like reading/writing files, opening file dialogs, and more. This brings native-app style disk access to Construct 2 games, despite the fact it's still all powered by HTML5 technology.

Powered by HTML5

Construct 2 HTML5 game makerConstruct 2 has been powered exclusively by HTML5 technology since its launch in 2011. Our engine is now mature, well-tested and high-performance. HTML5's portability has allowed us to instantly port to new platforms as they emerge, requiring virtually no effort to support with our existing engine nor any further effort to maintain. Unlike some other tools on the market, this allows us to have a single license which enables all export platforms at once - there's no need to pay again and again for each exporter you want to use. Since Construct 2 now supports exporting to the web, iOS, Android, Facebook, the Chrome Web Store, Windows desktop, Mac desktop, Linux desktop, Windows 8 apps, Windows Phone 8 apps, Firefox OS, Blackberry 10, and Tizen, you can breathe a sigh of relief there's no need to pay for each! The Personal edition license remains just $119 for all 13 platforms. One way of looking at it is it's under $10 for each platform.

You can export to Blackberry 10 and Tizen today with the latest Construct 2 beta update r130. Although it's already available, note it's currently beta support. If you'd rather wait for polished support, we plan to release a stable update in the near future!

To learn more about Construct 2, visit scirra.com/construct2.

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TELLES0808 22.0k rep

Very interesting!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 8:15:37 PM
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DeMayunn 3,288 rep

Nice! You really outdo yourselves each time

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 8:21:46 PM
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bon4ire 6,003 rep

I'm so glad I jumped on board the Construct2 bandwagon!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 8:23:58 PM
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siks 8,755 rep

This is insanely AWESOME! Thanks, Scirra!! :D

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 8:25:30 PM
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Robin Sommer 8,131 rep

Love it! :)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 8:32:08 PM
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ageiser 5,253 rep

I'm a big fan of the Linux Foundation (Tizen). This should be cool.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 8:33:59 PM
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Nipponshin 5,353 rep

These are great news Ashley! I'm currently working on my first game, it's taking time because I'm doing everything alone but it's good to know that once my game is ready I'll be able to publish it everywhere (with a few tweaks).

Keep up the good work!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 9:07:02 PM
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thehorseman007 14.4k rep

Great , Keep it up Scirra, Keep up the good work. :D

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 9:12:59 PM
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akumaGouki 3,627 rep

Great news!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 9:29:45 PM
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mahdisml 4,989 rep

Wao ! Please Add Ubuntu Phone OS !
Ubuntu Phone os Support HTML5 apps !
developer.ubuntu.com/get-started/gomobile/

Scirra THANKS !!

Persian Game Developers !
Mahdi Safarloo

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 9:47:18 PM
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GeometriX 12.6k rep

Maybe I'm just being paranoid here, but the sudden mention of FREE WOW AMAZING exporters has me a bit concerned. These sorts of additions always been included in the initial once-off price, why feel the need to shift marketing angles now? Can we expect to pay for new features/exporters in the future, or is this just a jab at GameMaker's costly exporter addons?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 10:00:25 PM
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HenMex 3,251 rep

Construct 2 de Scirra es el mejor game engine para diseñadores. Gracias por ese gran esfuerzo y dedicación, continúen así.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 10:10:35 PM
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JoyfulDreamer 7,658 rep

Great job. :)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 10:33:27 PM
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BluePhaze 14.5k rep

@Geometrix I think you tend to read too much into things at times instead of focusing on the important pieces like the new functionality. You have to remember that they don't expect everyone who reads this to be familiar with their product so they do need to reemphasize at times what their strengths are over the competition. It may come across as marketing, but sometimes you have to restate the obvious for those who may not know your platform. To me it is very obviously aimed squarely at the competition charging for each additional exporter for those who are looking at Construct for the first time and comparing it to GM and the others...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 12:38:32 AM
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michael 7,136 rep

Well, I would just like to say (apart from screaming out AWESOME!), that if you haven't yet obtained a SC2 licence - then just do it - these guys simply deserve out support!

Thanks a bunch for a great tool!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 12:59:39 AM

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