Construct 2 is amazing (long time programmer here)

Discussion and feedback on Construct 2

Post » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:34 pm

Hello,

I just want to provide a quick feedback about Construct 2: I'm a freelancer game developer where I have developed games using all kinds of languages and engines (from C, C++ to HTML 5). Most of the games I worked on were made with Unity or Corona SDK. I even have a Corona SDK product, which I sell through my site.

For a recent iOS and Android small game project that had a very short deadline I was going with Corona SDK, because Corona already allows rapid prototype and multiplatform development.

But I decided to try Construct 2 and the result was amazing:
- I completed and published the game in 5 days (in Corona SDK I expected around 12 days) - note: the graphics were finished before starting the development.
- Game performance is great.
- Additional publishing platforms (browsers and even desktop). Only iOS and Android was expected, but I surprised the client.

I'm sold and already got my license. I'm thinking in baking something for the Construct 2 community too.

Note: I'm not saying one engine is better than another, but now I'm decided to make most of my smaller contracts with Construct 2. I may even risk some bigger games, because being able to create and edit existing behaviors on the fly is really cool.

Thank you.alfred2013-01-08 17:44:15
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Post » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:59 pm

WElcome aboard.
I have been in and out of game development for the last 10 years.

This is a great product, I must fully agree.

As soon as I am granted the "non-spambot" status, I plan on donating a bunch of animated content, and an AI tutorial.

If you want to work together on something for the community, just shoot me a PM.

I have tried quite a few game engines through the years, and this is the very first one that actually works as advertised.

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Post » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:55 pm

Though I have not been in the game industry for long at all I am a 25 year veteran of the software development industry (Starting with Borland Delphi R&D - see how dated I am? LOL) and I too have been blown away with what Construct 2 has to offer.

I did some real homework as well - Doing ease of use and performance testing on several other game engines and having Construct 2 come out on top of all of them. Then, with the price point being so affordable for almost all and being so extensible with JS...

Very impressed.
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Post » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:52 pm

Not hacing to manage reusable code and or creating games from scratch is amazing. The fact that most of the tolls are ready to go is just wondeful :)
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Post » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:10 pm

Thanks for the replies guys. Nice to see other experienced programmers around here :)

By the way I just noticed one of the team members, Paulo Ricardo is from my city in Brazil (Curitiba, PR) - https://www.scirra.com/people. That's cool, because first I wouldn't imagine someone from Brazil in the team even less one from my city.
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Post » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:31 pm

Great to meet you Alfred! It's cool to see that you share the opinion many of us have: C2 is effectively unparalleled in producing PoCs or even small scale games :D

I look forward to the day where someone has invested a lot of time into the engine and produces a fully fledged IP, I have a feeling this may be the year we get some exposure!
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Post » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:39 pm



Good, the reason why i trust C2 because it helps me to save my time a lot to write the functions. I wouldn't write my HTML5 game from scratch because i was worried about garbage collector but C2 was solution.


Anyways, welcome!

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Post » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:48 pm

Glad to hear that. :)
Welcome!
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