I think it is fabulous that Construct will be helping us to create apps in Windows 8. In case anyone missed it, this was just announced a day or two ago as part of r81 of Construct 2.http://www.scirra.com/construct2/releases/r81
I just installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview last week without any problems (except for a big download). I decided to do a dual boot with a current copy of Windows 7, but I backed up everything first.
Here's what I did:
1. Download the .iso file.
2. Get the USB download tool Lifehacker How to Install Win 8 Article
3. Use the tool to make a bootable USB Win 8 drive.
4. Shrink one of the partitions using Win 7 Disk Management tool.
5. Install and follow the instructions.
The store is there and you can install apps from it, but you can't pay and you can't sell either. You must have a machine that will have a 1024x768 screen minimum. You can install it on a netbook (1024x600) but Metro won't work.
Does anyone know if you can run Metro apps created by Construct 2 without putting them in the store? I would think you could test it by using Visual Studio (a separate download) to build an app.
This is seriously cool. Whether you love or hate Metro, it is a way to sell your HTML5 apps. I think you have to pay Microsoft a minimum fee of $100 but even if Metro is a flop, it is a market. Add this to the Chrome Web Store, Facebook, and probably other things in the wings, and Construct is a winner.
Way cool, guys!!!