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Construct 3 Gamejam with Newgrounds

by Tom | 24th, March 2017

Construct 3 Gamejam with Newgrounds

We know you're all excited to get your hands on the public beta this Tuesday (and we're at least equally as excited to get it into your hands!). The public beta will run for 8 weeks using the Free Edition of Construct 3.

In the eighth week (15th of May to 21st may) we'll be running a gamejam with the awesome people at Newgrounds.com. The theme of this jam will be announced nearer the time (we've already got a cool theme but don't want to show our hand just yet!).

Even though it's several weeks away, we're all excited to see what you all come up with!

Are you a little worried about making games with the free edition of Construct 3 for the jam? Read on...

All Features Unlocked

Unlike Construct 2, we now have the option and ability to experiment with unlocking all features when and where we want (think free weekends for Construct 3...).

The Newgrounds gamejam seems like the perfect moment to unlock all Construct 3 features to everyone for the duration of the jam! This means for the duration of the game jam you'll be able to try out every feature of Construct 3 for free.

"I was amazed at how quickly I could compile and play a game project in Construct 3, without ever leaving my web browser. People are gonna love this."
- Tom Fulp, Newgrounds Founder

Tom Fulp's given the alpha a go and we agree, we think you're all going to love Construct 3!

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EmpowerMe 8,547 rep

Looking forward to try Construct 3 out and see what it can do!

Friday, March 24, 2017 at 4:41:15 PM
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lamar 31.5k rep

@Tom

Will you still be releasing a free version after the Jam is over and what features will be limited in the free version like number of events?

Friday, March 24, 2017 at 4:50:03 PM
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chadorireborn 58.9k rep

I hope the prize is a juicy license.

Friday, March 24, 2017 at 4:57:42 PM
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cjbruce 6,315 rep

Very intriguing.

Just to be clear, for the first seven weeks of beta, we are running with the limited "free" version of the C3 feature set. In the eighth week, during the jam, the "full" version of the C3 feature set will be made available to us.

Weeks 1-7 of beta: limited "free" feature set available
Week 8 of beta: "full" feature set available

Is this correct?

Friday, March 24, 2017 at 5:38:31 PM
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luvleggs 2,960 rep

Will we be able to run the standalone Construct 2 as well as 3 on the same machine or will we lose 2 once we start working with 3?

Friday, March 24, 2017 at 5:38:55 PM
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Lordshiva1948 38.3k rep

Well boys cannot wait to see Construct 3

Friday, March 24, 2017 at 5:51:59 PM
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martdsam 1,812 rep

Nice!! It would be nice to have a tutorial on how to publish on newgrounds.com, since not everyone has experience of hosting their games there. Another thing is, why not unlock all Construct 3 features throughout the beta period? Or maybe half the time. It would be interesting, since the beta is a testing phase, and the more freedom the developers have, the better it will be to find out all the problems that might happen.

Friday, March 24, 2017 at 5:56:08 PM
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X3M 10.5k rep

What's the prize ?

Friday, March 24, 2017 at 6:05:14 PM
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Tom 49.3k rep

@cjbruce yes that's correct.

Friday, March 24, 2017 at 6:26:09 PM
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Tom 49.3k rep

@luvleggs no reason you can't use both, but bear in mind you can open C2 projects in C3, but you wont be able to open C3 projects in C2. So be careful when saving.

Friday, March 24, 2017 at 6:26:50 PM
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Tom 49.3k rep

@martdsam aim of the first stage of the beta is to iron out as many bugs as we can. Unlocking all features complicates bug reports a lot so we want to keep things restricted at first.

Secondly, if we unlock all C3 features for entire beta, we're a little worried people will stop buying C2. We need our income!

Friday, March 24, 2017 at 6:28:01 PM
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cjbruce 6,315 rep

@Tom

Sounds good. It will be interesting to see what happens in the last week as there is a rush to potentially implement new features. It should be a nice challenge. I like it. :)

Friday, March 24, 2017 at 6:28:06 PM
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coreyuncp 1,507 rep

Nice!!!! Can't wait

Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:22:10 PM
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chadorireborn 58.9k rep
Secondly, if we unlock all C3 features for entire beta, we're a little worried people will stop buying C2. We need our income!
quoted from Tom

What? I don't understand, if you were to unlock all the features except the exporter(I assume).
Why would people not buy C2 if they are looking forward for C3... When a 1 year license of C3 is bundled with the C2 license...
Can you clarify?

Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:51:02 PM
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Fireburst 201 rep

So looking forward to taking C3 for a spin

Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:57:17 PM

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