in December 2011
Hello, December 2011 has been a rich month for Construct 2's website and community.
(click the previous links to see the changelog for each version)
Be sure to keep updated to the most recent release of Construct 2
- Scirra's website has seen two major features added/updated:
- A useful bunch of custom plugins and behaviors for Construct2 has been released:
- Plugin Pause by rexrainbow - http://www.scirra.com/forum/plugin-pause_topic46693.html
- Plugin Chat (using SocketIO) by rexrainbow - http://www.scirra.com/forum/plugin-chat-using-socketio_topic46929.html
- Plugin SyncFunction for chat by rexrainbow - http://www.scirra.com/forum/plugin-syncfunction_topic46932_post293916.html#293916
- Plugin ComboBox by septeven - http://www.scirra.com/forum/plugin-combobox_topic46969_post294115.html
- Plugin Dialog Box by septeven - http://www.scirra.com/forum/plugin-dialog-box_topic46991.html
- Plugin AJAX POSTer by jessejoh - http://www.scirra.com/forum/ajax-poster_topic47032.html
- Plugin OR by Wastrel - http://www.scirra.com/forum/plugin-or_topic47046_post294591.html#294591
- HTML pack by jessejoh - http://www.scirra.com/forum/plugin-jessejohs-html-elements-pack_topic47084_post294874.html
- Plugin Radio & Checkbox by septeven - http://www.scirra.com/forum/plugin-radio-checkbox_topic47107_post295051.html
- Plugin Playtomic Metrics/Analytic by wgfunstorm - http://www.scirra.com/forum/plugin-playtomic-metrics-analytics_topic47142.html
- Plugin LIFO Stack by Geo - http://www.scirra.com/forum/plugin-lifo-stack_topic47303_post296235.html
- Plugin Sprite Bank by rexrainbow - http://www.scirra.com/forum/plugin-sprite-bank_topic47485_post297396.html
- Plugin Hash Table by rexrainbow - http://www.scirra.com/forum/plugin-hash-table_topic47637_post298284.html
- Behavior Shell by rexrainbow - http://www.scirra.com/forum/behavior-shell-get-insts-expression-from-uid_topic47636_post298276.html
- 6 blogs articles were written by Tom and Ashley:
- Reducing website spam by Tom - giving some insights on how to reduce spam on a website, using the example of scirra.com
- Removing mentions/discussions on competitors by Tom - discussing the policy and choices of Scirra to NOT censor/remove the discussions about other products in competition with C2
- How we gamified our website by Tom - giving some insights on how scirra.com used gamification concepts to enhance their users experience and build up their community
- Why you shouldn't use MP3 in your HTML5 games by Tom - giving some warning about the licensing of MP3 and how expensive their usage could end up
- Even more about audi licenses on the web by Ashley - giving some more details about the audio licenses and what you should be considering
- Image compression in Construct 2 by Ashley - detailing precisely the options available for your images compressions and how C2 handles it on export. A must read to lighten up your download size !
- A few posts from the forum that deserve your attention
- Fun chowder game competition deadline occured in the last days of 2011 and three winners were picked.
Nevertheless be sure to check all entries as a lot of nice games stands there.
- 'Cannot find project file for animation frame' bug call for reports by Ashley. In his own words "it appears to be the last serious bug in Construct 2". Help him ironing it out if you have any informations about this bug.
Also there's been quite a few new tutorials. The community is sharing more and more useful informations/tips/tricks and knowledge.
There have been also a great deal of new games uploaded in the Arcade and in the Your creations forum. Take the opportunity of this topic to post about the games you may have tried this past month and enjoyed a great deal. It will bring some welcomed exposure to the games and their authors.
I guess this wraps up this last month of 2011 and allow you to be ready for 2012.
A year that I wish you very good and full of game making and success.