Any Official Books or Learning DVD's?

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Post » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:26 am

I was wondering if SCIRRA has any available educational Books or Learning DVD's related to Construtor Classic? Obviously not in constructor 2 because its still beta!


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Post » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:31 am

Unlike blender Construct is ridiculously easy to pick up , so it'd be absolutely pointless to make DVDs / Books , especially for 30 dollars.
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Post » Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:04 pm

This has been discussed previously and nothing came of it. Now that CC is maintained be a few dedicated forum users only, there is little need and time to create manuals or books. The emphasis is - rightly - on C2 now.

Besides, there are more than enough tutorials in this list , fantastically maintained by JamesX, to give everyone a good grounding in CC.zenox982011-08-05 12:07:02
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Post » Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:06 pm

maybe "construct for dummies" ? :)
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Post » Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:08 pm

[QUOTE=Instant] Unlike blender Construct is ridiculously easy to pick up , so it'd be absolutely pointless to make DVDs / Books , especially for 30 dollars.[/QUOTE]

I don't think a Construct book or DVD would be pointless at all since the goal would be to teach someone a new skill in a fundamental way that they wouldn't have gotten otherwise. Since people tend to learn and understand in different ways and at different paces, even Construct would benefit from these types of resources, and certainly other programs of its type have had them. I'd also like to point out that this style of event-based game development is not for everyone, and even the most experienced and/or talented programmers versed in other programming methods may and do find these types of programs frustrating at times. So difficulty or ease of use really is a matter of personal comfortability and expectation.

Aside from the HobbyPress book on Construct which I haven't read (and can't vouch for whether the book is good or bad), So far there haven't been any other worthwhile companies of any professional stature pushing towards a good, deep, Construct resource, but I'm sure someone will step up in the future.
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Post » Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:25 pm

[QUOTE=MrMiller] ...but I'm sure someone will step up in the future.[/QUOTE] Although I agree that it would be helpful to have some book, it is complicated, as soon as it comes to details.
Construct never was a finished product nor is. There are many plugins that come with Construct, although they have issues. And I don't mean smaller bugs, but missing or wrong functionality. Just take the binary object as an example.
A book would need to ignore those plugins, but the purpose of such a book would be to have a complete guide/help.
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Post » Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:38 pm

I think a book/DvD's will help some users
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Post » Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:01 pm

There is a beginners guide book in development, but I don't know when exactly it will be released (probably around December/January).

The next best thing is to go on the Scirra chatroom (click Chat! up top) and ask someone for instruction there.
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Post » Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:13 pm

lol have you checked out the chat room no one always is there
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Post » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:03 pm

Not in the chat beta room, but there are a few users on IRC (chat!).
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