A big hello to the creative community at Scirra!
I am totally new to making games with zero programming knowledge. Recently I have taken an interest in designing my own educational games and spent some time pondering over whether to learn how to do that with Flash or learn HTML5.
Here are my thoughts and I apologise if it is oversimplified or blatantly incorrect. Please correct me if I'm wrong.Flash vs HTML5
1.Using Flash would rule out Apple users. (looks like you can convert Flash games to HTML5 but I'm sure there will be tradeoffs)
2.When HTML5 really takes off, it will become a good substitute for most Flash capabilities, can be used on all operating platforms and so will be the standard one should learn for future relevance. Flash might or might not stand up to the test.
3.Flash is a powerful tool to build educational game and has been tried and tested to work. Currently, it's capabilities exceeds that of HTML5.
Now I've downloaded Scirra Construct 2 and created my first shooting game (tutorial 1). It's really awesome. I have no qualms about paying for the paid version but first I have some questions I hope someone would help answer:
1. Why did Scirra decide to write a software to build HTML5 games and not in Flash? Is it because it is easier to do this with HTML5?
2. Are there other similar tools out similar to Construct 2 to help non programmers build Flash games?
I am aware that question #2 may not be appropriate or welcomed in a Scirra forum but like I've emphasized earlier, I'm sold by Construct 2 already and am just curious and asking some pre-purchase questions any reasonably discerning consumer might ask.
Hope to hear from someone soon!