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Construct 3 public beta now available!

by Ashley | 28th, March 2017

We are very excited to be able to finally launch the public beta for Construct 3!

Why we are running a public beta

As thrilling as it is to launch a new product and share it with the world, the main aim of the public beta is to find and fix as many issues as possible. This will likely include a lot of bugs, but will also involve smoothing out any user interface or user experience issues. We are still working on some features, too. On top of that we're going to be listening carefully to everyone's feedback and working hard to make Construct 3 the best it possibly can be. So please give it a spin and let us know what you think! And if you run in to any problems, please do let us know as well. We have a Construct 3 forum section for all feedback.

What to expect

Please be aware this is is an early release. It should not be considered representative of the final product. The early stage of a major software release is likely to be buggy, or have oversights or some missing features. Things will likely improve quickly though. Also it does not necessarily mean all decisions made are final; we still may choose to make significant changes before the end of the public beta.

To help protect your work from any stability issues at this early stage, please be sure to back up your work regularly!

What the beta includes

Our aim is to get lots of testing done and receive general feedback. Construct 3 is also not on sale yet. So for the public beta we are making the Free Edition of Construct 3 available. This has limits and several features are unavailable. However we will be making the fully-licensed version available for one week during the Newgrounds Gamejam from May 15th-21st! We aim to have subscriptions on sale when that week ends, by which time we should have found and fixed any last issues relating to subscriber-only features.

How to use the beta

Construct 3 requires Chrome 57+. This recently became the lastest stable version. If your system hasn't updated yet, you can usually manually update by opening the Chrome menu and selecting Help → About Google Chrome. On mobile, check for updates in the Google Play Store. If you still can't update, try installing Chrome Beta.

You can log in to Construct 3 (and the construct.net website) with the same username and password you use here on Scirra.com.

We'd like to point out one especially useful feature of Chrome that makes it easier to use Construct 3: in the Chrome menu, try selecting More tools → Add to desktop (or Add to shelf on Chrome OS, or Add to homescreen on mobile). Be sure to tick Open as window if the option is there. This creates an icon for Construct 3 on your desktop or home screen that lets you use Construct 3 like any other app. It also removes the browser address bar and UI, which saves space on your screen for more of Construct 3! And don't forget Construct 3 works offline too, so the icon will continue to work wherever you go or whatever happens to your Internet connection.

Let me at it!

Ready to go? We're launching a whole new website over at Construct.net. It's still a work in progress, but we'll be updating it regularly throughout the beta. If you want to jump directly to Construct 3, just click the link below.

editor.construct.net

We hope you enjoy using Construct 3!

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supervanz 3,820 rep

Great job! Thank you! Thank you!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 3:35:40 PM
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uboel 9,835 rep

Yes...it's there!
Let's go...going to test the new baby!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 3:36:12 PM
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zachillion 1,450 rep

Super! Really looking forward to trying it out!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 3:37:12 PM
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mekonbekon 4,285 rep

Woohoo! Playing with it now :)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 3:38:23 PM
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CrystalNoir 2,536 rep

40 events only...I know this is for tests purposes but...40. I remember the free version of C2 was 100...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 3:39:16 PM
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GSquadron 2,530 rep

GR8! Thanks for this update!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 3:40:52 PM
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lamar 34.8k rep

If you have an addblocker installed you will need to disable it on the C3 webpage or you will not be able to see demo games.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 3:41:55 PM
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Ashley 195.5k rep

@CrystalNoir - verify your email for more!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 3:42:02 PM
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mateussales 3,527 rep

No new behaviours and no new plugins, that's kind of disappointing, but ok.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 3:42:49 PM
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amarcelo 5,184 rep

Bad starting...

Limitations, for a beta product? How can I test my projects? I need to pay for test a new beta product?

40 events? Are you kidding ok...

Very dissapointed...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 3:43:33 PM
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Tom 54.2k rep

@amarcelo we'll unlock all the features in the last week of the beta. It's easier to manage bugs when the examples that discover them are smaller than large projects.

Secondly, you'll get 50 total if you verify your email address.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 3:44:38 PM
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OrangeTapioca 6,620 rep

website is borked. rip. i just wanted to try it out lol but at least the editor works! cool.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 3:46:35 PM
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CrystalNoir 2,536 rep

@Ashley : how can I verify my mail lol I see a "change" button but not "verify your email". 40 or 50 is almost identical however. And now it shows me I have 25 events lol.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 3:50:43 PM
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raxxusgeddon 706 rep

Nicely done

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 3:52:52 PM
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Rable 2,821 rep

Congratulations for the release and thanks for your hard work! :)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 3:54:48 PM

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