Possibility of a tutorial book on Construct

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Post » Mon May 09, 2011 12:41 pm

Just a reminder we recently renamed Construct to Construct Classic, so to avoid confusion the book should probably have "Construct Classic" in the title.

We only renamed a few days ago so the terms haven't been updated everywhere on the site yet, but they will be.
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Post » Mon May 09, 2011 2:17 pm

I don't have much time either to write things up but I'm interested in making the french translation in order to widen the book's market.
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Post » Mon May 09, 2011 5:27 pm

I wonder what the cover will look like?.
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Post » Mon May 09, 2011 7:04 pm

Hate to be the troll here... eh who am I kidding, but any way you might want to be real careful to see what your actually contributing to.

From the Scirra Twitter page:

[quote:n2v5tyqp]@Scirra Any Construct pros who would like to contribute their skill by writing a book on construct? Contact: Newtons@packtpub.com[/quote:n2v5tyqp]


[url:n2v5tyqp]http://www.packtpub.com/[/url:n2v5tyqp]
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Post » Mon May 09, 2011 7:17 pm

[quote="newt":3sf5883x]Hate to be the troll here... eh who am I kidding, but any way you might want to be real careful to see what your actually contributing to.

From the Scirra Twitter page:

[quote:3sf5883x]@Scirra Any Construct pros who would like to contribute their skill by writing a book on construct? Contact: Newtons@packtpub.com[/quote:3sf5883x]


[url:3sf5883x]http://www.packtpub.com/[/url:3sf5883x][/quote:3sf5883x]

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Interesting...????
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Post » Mon May 09, 2011 7:21 pm

Has newt been hacked ? Looks dodgy!
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Post » Mon May 09, 2011 7:22 pm

Anyway here's a mockup i made of the cover.Not the real one but my Idea of one.
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Post » Mon May 09, 2011 7:26 pm

[quote="newt":2n3rg4v7]@Scirra Any Construct pros who would like to contribute their skill by writing a book on construct? Contact: Newtons@packtpub.com

http://www.packtpub.com/[/quote:2n3rg4v7]

Interesting....well I would hope that this guy would work something out monetary wise to folks doing the work. Otherwise I see no point in helping somebody out make money for only them.
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Post » Mon May 09, 2011 7:32 pm

@Scidave I got the documents from newton and they do apparently pay for The work you do.But the Contract idea?. I have to go over it with my lawyers 1st before i do anything , Even if i do it for free.
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Post » Mon May 09, 2011 7:53 pm

It probably would've been a good idea for them to mention that they're paying a royalty in their first post.

Anyway, in my opinion they're going to need more than one writer or at least another "battle-tested" Construct user for this. Firstly because of time constraints, but the other reason is that most of the time the most knowledgeable people in any field or software category tend to not be able to write tutorials that beginners will be most able to understand, and since it's not likely that the publishing company uses Construct heavily they'd need another critical eye who does use Construct to tell them if the head author is making sense in a reasonable way.

Considering that the stuff being done with Construct by everyone who uses it is in an increasingly stable but still highly developmental phase, it's highly unlikely that one person will know all the best practices and alternative methods that a beginner would need to have clearly explained in order to use the program.

It'll be interesting to see what direction they take.
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