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Construct 2 Going to Education

by Tom | 8th, June 2013

We're excited to announce our educational section on our website. We've always known that Construct 2 used in educational can be an invaluable tool — helping students engage in learning from the moment they open the editor in a relevant and exciting way. We've written before about how we think Construct 2 can be used to teach programming concepts, invaluable skills in todays world.

Using Construct 2 as a tool to teach game development in classrooms comes with a host of benefits (many we know seasoned Construct 2 users are already aware of!). Not only can you learn to build games and learn programming concepts, with Construct 2 you can also learn about working in teams, publishing, marketing, design, logic, maths, Javascript — the list goes on!

For a lot of schools the price has been a factor that has been holding them back from investing into Construct 2. We've designed a new educational product to address these concerns. From as little as $250 USD per year* schools can purchase a full featured version of Construct 2 and install it on every computer on site.

We're not changing the fact that educational institutes are always welcome to use the free edition of Construct 2 in their classrooms as well if the free edition meets all their requirements (and for a lot of schools it does!)

A New Partnership

We're also excited to announce a new strategic partnership with LTS Education Systems that was announced in a press release today.

"We are thrilled to partner with Scirra Ltd to integrate the highly popular Construct 2 application into our Stride Builder™ computer literacy program. Our company has been integrating video games with learning for 12 years. We understand the intense focus and magnitude of learning that take place when students are engaged in a virtual space that motivates and empowers them to discover what they are capable of achieving."
— Ernie Gray, Chief Technology Officer for LTS Education Systems

Together with LTS Education Systems we hope to introduce Construct 2 into thousands of classrooms. We're proud that the vast majority of feedback we receive about Construct 2 is overwhelmingly positive so we feel we're in a good position and at a good time to expand into education with confidence.

The Future

We're aiming for Construct 2 to be the de-facto tool for teaching game development in schools. Hopefully the time is right to start realising this ambition!

* Prices on site quoted in GBP, $250 USD is rough equivalent

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kenli 7,323 rep

Rockin Awesome Scirra!
Education for all, Game Development for all! :)

Saturday, June 08, 2013 at 3:00:01 PM
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DrGreenThumbCAN 6,347 rep

congrats to @Scirra on moving onward and upward
hope this won't take away from the Scirra standard for releases.
Opening all these avenues can be taxing

Saturday, June 08, 2013 at 3:00:45 PM
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siks 8,745 rep

Awesome!! I hope people can use it effectively !

Saturday, June 08, 2013 at 3:01:56 PM
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ludodesign 29.8k rep

Games and Education walking together, this will be the future.

Congratulations Scirra people o/

Saturday, June 08, 2013 at 5:59:30 PM
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rabidsheep 6,017 rep

I'm glad that students will have something worthwhile to work with! I hated learning programming in visual basic and web development in dreamweaver...

Saturday, June 08, 2013 at 6:00:07 PM
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Hitch42 2,469 rep

I've recommended Construct 2 to friends that are interested in programming. It's gotten a great response from them.

Saturday, June 08, 2013 at 6:30:51 PM
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bWard 2,920 rep

I think Construct's got a really good shot at this. Back when I took a programming class in HIgh School, we used a program called Alice: Similar to Construct, but only did 3D and couldn't allow import of your own files, only premade files from their website. Construct is something students should use, programmers or not.

Saturday, June 08, 2013 at 6:48:16 PM
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mercy 5,790 rep

" From as little as $250 USD per year* schools can purchase a full featured version "

Finally you are starting to acquire the required business sense! Commendable!

Saturday, June 08, 2013 at 7:00:01 PM
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RandomExile 12.1k rep

Very exciting! My wife's an elementary school teacher and we've been talking about Construct in the classroom!

Saturday, June 08, 2013 at 7:12:09 PM
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Wenaptic 6,766 rep

Very good initiative! I wish you good luck!

Saturday, June 08, 2013 at 11:38:17 PM
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velmort 2,296 rep

que buena noticia, les deseo lo mejor.

Sunday, June 09, 2013 at 6:56:29 AM
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dezky 937 rep

good is the game

Sunday, June 09, 2013 at 11:41:51 AM
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dezky 937 rep

khontol is good

Sunday, June 09, 2013 at 11:42:28 AM
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Kurz 9,091 rep

Half year ago I found CC.
Construct Classic "open" for me world of programming. After few month I startet learn c plus plus . And I want to say, that Scirra help me understand many and many things.
Now I used C2 to make games (not successful yet), but I try.

Sunday, June 09, 2013 at 1:32:08 PM
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makotto 6,482 rep

This is great!
Congratulations!

Sunday, June 09, 2013 at 3:16:44 PM

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