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Introducing the Scirra HTML5 arcade

by Tom | 23rd, November 2011

We're pleased to release our online arcade for all your Construct 2 games! You can visit the arcade by clicking 'Arcade' on the top bar or by clicking this link.

These will soon be a thing of the past with Construct 2's Super Interweb Arcade Machine

This new release coincides with a new release which gives you a new option — export to Scirra Arcade. For full instructions on how to get your games on the Scirra Arcade via Construct 2 read Ashley's new tutorial on uploading games to the arcade.

The Scirra online is one of the only fully hosted online arcades that accept user HTML5 games. There's no Flash anywhere in sight! A pure HTML5 online arcade.

The arcade has a few limitations at first for security reasons. Currently the Arcade only supports the built-in plugins and behaviors, except for WebStorage, AJAX, Browser and Facebook. These plugins are not currently allowed on the Arcade, nor currently are any third-party plugins or behaviors. We will be working on supporting these plugins and more soon!

It should also be noted that sometimes hosting games like this can cost a phenomenal amount of bandwidth. As it's a free arcade we have to plan to offset this cost slightly. At the moment we have some Construct 2 adverts about but it's best to be aware this sort of thing could change in the future. Our aim though is to provide a place where all Construct 2 games can be hosted for free!

There's a few more features on the way soon (comments in arcade for example). Look for them soon! Do you have any suggestions for the arcade? Leave them below and we'll think about adding them!

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Jayjay 20.8k rep

Awesome =D

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 5:39:37 AM
plauk 6,548 rep

Exciting. While I download the new release, I have a question about the arcade:

How easy is it to update a game with a new version after it has initially been added?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 6:20:11 AM
Arima 27.9k rep

Nice one, Tom!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 6:28:52 AM
Crea 3,473 rep

Awesome! Can't wait to make something for this!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 7:01:58 AM
Bigheti 17.2k rep

Incredible. This way helpfull the Construct2 Developer to show the games for all. Congratulations!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 7:15:50 AM
Kyatric 73.5k rep

Good job Tom it displays pretty good.
I guess it will be populated by the community in the next few days.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 8:22:02 AM
milengk 7,392 rep

Very good idea!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 8:58:03 AM
noirfluo 7,041 rep

Very nice idea! Useful for Construct users and, I hope, to promote our favourite software! ( I was waiting this :) thank you very much!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 9:44:01 AM
TELLES0808 22.9k rep

I need to re-work all my code, because it stopped to work after the last release, but all okay, so, later I hope to test the News =]

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 10:48:03 AM
edisone 18.3k rep

very original idea !

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 10:52:58 AM
Tom 54.7k rep

@Plauk versioning is going to be supported soon so games can be updated.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 12:19:49 PM
AzelDragoon 4,153 rep

This is great, really is a huge step for showing the games. I hope to finish a game more or less decent to upload here.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 4:00:07 PM
tavitooo 5,234 rep

This encourages us to continue creating games but at the same time compete and create games every time better!.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 11:45:20 PM
TheJanMan 4,470 rep

This is great! The Arcade would be a great place to visitors to get an idea of what C2 can do and its all on the same site!

Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 10:32:53 AM
charlieman 2,347 rep

It would be awesome if you added the .capx files for download for the examples section.

Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 5:10:15 PM

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