Animated Children's Story Book App

Discussion and feedback on Construct 2

Post » Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:29 pm

@entire3d

the main problem you're likely to run into is the need to use large images (and many of them) which in many cases might fill the entire page and take up a lot of memory (not such a problem for a PC game, but thinks can get tricky when it comes to mobile).

With optimisation or creative thinking however, it can still be done. One link worth checking out, which I've included here, is the game 'No-One Has To Die' simply because that shows how to tell a good story with puzzle elements and not over use the visuals

No One Has To Die:
http://www.scirra.com/forum/topic66054.html

Another useful links is the Performance Tips from Ashley/Tom.

Performance Tips:
https://www.scirra.com/manual/134/performance-tips

Also, if you can turn large images into tiles rather than one gigantic sprite this can save memory, as can turning the export option for the artwork to 'PNG-8' rather than 'PNG-32', which can be done from the Edit Animations screen within Construct 2.

Test on your Android device as you go using the preview on mobile option, and set up a text box to display how many frames per second you're getting (if you get 30 or above, then that's perfectly fine. If not, optimise more) Also keep an eye on the memory display at the bottom of the screen (I think I read somewhere that games for mobile should aim to be at the very least under 64mbs memory size).

Anyway, best of luck with the book. I look forward to seeing how it develops over the coming months. Fortunately you're in good company as there's a lot of really helpful people here (and whenever I've got stuck, I've always managed to find an answer by doing a quick search in the Forum or Tutorials section).
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Post » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:18 pm

@ thehen - My Friend Still I'm learning the Construct 2 and I already purchase a good video tutorial on it from Udemy. And I after the learning period I'll design my story books plan in to my notepad and papers and then I will got for development and your advice is really a boost for me, Thank you very much for your kind advice :)

@ Dave Hailwood - There is no question that you people are really Bravehearted, I really appreciate this. And Thank's for this 2 link, I think definitely those will boost my knowledge.

And for the graphic I must optimize them for web format and of course in png 8 format so that the image size gets lower. Hope this will help to improve my apps performance.

And by the way, I already build a small level with 5 event and a titled background and with few character and I compile it with cocoonjs and tested in to my android powered device and wah! it is running great. Now as this is too small may be that's why it is running fast but when the things will be large then may be there will be some problem.

But I'm not scared any more, because of you people.......Thank's to all real friend who are replying my thread and I'm very surprised watching and reading them.

I feel I'll be a C2 person day by day and I already promise my self that I'll stick with C2, because I found it is awesome and I know C2 developer are also trying to update their product more then we thought, so will get more feature and advantage in newer future.

Thank you, Thank you very much all of you.
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Post » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:04 pm

@entire3d
Welcome to the family! I think there will be plenty of help around here to help you place a giant smile on your children's face. You have inspired me to want to try an interactive book type app. I'm also thinking about making a little music video off of a little whimsical song I wrote last weekend. I made my first little slideshow app the other day, so I'll probably build off of that. I know I too will be seeking help here, as I have been having troubles with sounds in FF.
Good luck with your new book!
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Post » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:39 pm

Here's a few more useful links to topics from people who've already explored the Children's Interactive Book concept with c2:

http://www.scirra.com/forum/alpine-crocodile-childrens-books_topic54265.html

http://www.scirra.com/FORUM/size-matters-mbs_topic63727_page1.html
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Post » Wed May 01, 2013 7:23 am

@ Auntie Val

Amazing! It would be great and I believe I would get a chance to learn from you then.

Dave Hailwood

Your help is something I can't explain. you are simply a good man and a good friend's. Thank you, Thank you very much.
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