Construct 2 is in my college!

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Post » Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:17 pm

So yeah, first day at Nescot College (I was in another course in the same college but now doing Level 3 Games Design) and flicking through the assignment stuff, I see this:



I asked my new peers about last year and they mentioned how they all had to use C2 for their assignment aswell!
Was pretty awesome to see, considering I was flicking through the installed software on their systems and I only found Gamemaker, and also considering I've been using C2 for quite some time now and have gained a lot of experience with it and even have a license for it! I'm gonna breeze this part of the course for sure!

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EDIT2: Upon clicking the link in that section for the Construct 2 download, it opens a page containing a link to the r95 installer, with a warning saying "If you download a later version than this, you will NOT be able to open that project in college!". Very outdated Jase002013-09-02 16:21:56
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Post » Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:53 pm

That's pretty cool but honestly I would not want to see C2, CC, MMF, GM, or anything like in *IN COLLEGE*...especially such an old version. With all the time and money it takes I'd want to learn the real deal. You can teach yourself any of those programs anyway.

Unless it's strictly a game *design* course...which I guess is alright since you can put together your ideas much more easily.
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Post » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:04 pm

I totally understand what you mean. Though I think they use C2 just for the "2D games design" part. They have other stuff installed like 3ds max, Unreal dev kit, ect. I guess they understood how fast and efficient C2 develops for 2D :P
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Post » Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:47 am

C2 is an interesting tool to teach some "real deal" programming concepts.
Data structures, event programming, finite-state machine, etc...
That's what separates C2 from other "toyish" game making tools.

But you should reach out to them and tell them to take the time to update the version installed as well as the project. R95 is pretty old, I think there wasn't even functions in there. If they want to stay "on top of the game", they really should take the time/effort to do that update, they would earn back that time later on.
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Post » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:59 pm

It's nice to see C2 being used in education. But it is kind of backwards that they're using such an old version - they're missing out on WebGL shaders, memory management, functions, websockets, pathfinding, full state save/load, syntax highlighting and autocomplete in expressions, line-of-sight, geolocation, regex expressions, and innumerable bug fixes, all of which would probably be useful in teaching. Still, education institutions tend to be on slower software update cycles.
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Post » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:54 pm

[quote]Still, education institutions tend to be on slower software update cycles.[/quote]

You can actually be happy they switched from DOS to Windows at some point
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