TRPG/SRPG tutorial?

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Post » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:50 pm

I'm fairly new to Construct, and developing in general. I'm looking to make a simple turn-based strategy RPG (Think Final Fantasy Tactics), and I was wondering if anyone knows of a good tutorial out there.

I've searched the tutorial section but I've found nothing yet, although it could possibly just be the wording I'm using, so sorry if it's one of those "googled it, first link" things.

Thanks everyone.

Edit: Clarificationgrumpybear2013-04-05 18:57:37
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Post » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:01 pm

There is a lack of tutorial for turn based RPG, and for a reason: Construct 2 is geared towards action-oriented games out of the box. To make any sort of RPG, there are only a few plugins dedicated to partial RPG features. You have to put together your own inventory systems, organise your own variables etc instead of having the engine to magically spawn a character with stats, skills and everything for you to modify.

That being said, even the simplest turn-based RPG is going to be a challenge in Construct 2.
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Post » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:01 pm

The terms Simple and Turn Based Strategy are on very opposite ends of the spectrum. Creating a turn based strategy is much more complicated than creating something like a platformer, etc... I would start with the tutorials on beginning and platformers, etc... then move on from there to develop the concepts needed to create a strategy game. After the platformer tutorials, I would also take a look at the tower defense type pieces as those are a bit more close to a turn based strategy. I would also highly recommend going through the manual, and also taking time to look at each of the sample projects included with construct. Got to new project and look at all the different types you have. Each one will have comments as well as the basics of mechanics for that type of game.

Once you are familiar with the tools to where the platformer and turret/tower defense type stuff seems pretty easy, I would take those techniques and use them to start doing a strategy game. Without having the familiarity with the tools and some experience working with them, you will get very frustrated tackling a complicated project like that to start off with.

ALso if you search the forums you will find some posts on strategy games, just not any tutorials that I can think of right now.

Also, welcome to the community! Can't wait to see what you make!
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Post » Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:45 am

Thanks for the great advice!
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