Tutorial: Intro to Construct 2 (May 20, 2015)

Our monthly series of free game development tutorials continues with an introductory lesson in Construct 2, a popular and easy to use game creation tool that allows you to build projects using an intuitive visual interface.

This will be a hands-on exercise, so please come prepared by bringing in your laptop with Construct 2 installed. We’ll be using the free version of Construct 2, which you can obtain here.

We’ll be making a simple, 2D overhead perspective game that will cover the following topics:

  • Importing sprite assets and placing them in a scene layout
  • Configuring backgrounds, layers, and camera behavior
  • Supporting player input via simple keyboard and mouse controls
  • Using built-in behaviors to instantly add common functionality
  • Programming game logic using the event system
  • Spawning new objects dynamically
  • Editing sprites
  • Performing basic collision detection and response
  • Declaring and using global and instance variables
  • Creating UI / HUD overlays
  • Importing and playing sound effects and music

Edit: The slides from the tutorial are now available via the link below.

http://www.techvalleygamespace.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Intro-to-Construct-2.pdf

As usual, please RSVP on either the Facebook event or the Meetup below:

Intro to Construct 2

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 6:00 PM

Tech Valley Game Space
291 River St, Suite 304 (3rd floor) Troy, NY

5 Space Cadets Went

Our monthly series of free game development tutorials continues with an introductory lesson in Construct 2, a popular and easy to use game creation tool that allows you to build projects using an intuitive visual interface.This will be a hands-on exercise, so please come prepared by bringing in your laptop with Construct 2 installed. We’ll be usin…

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