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Introduction to Game Construct 2 - Do you like to play games? has it ever crossed your mind that you want to make a game but don't understand programming languages? what do you do? there is a saying said, "there is no will, then nothing is impossible". Yes, and that's true.even though you can't or don't understand programming languages, you still are can create a game. How? The answer is Game Construct 2. continue reading. the explanation below.
What is Game Construct 2?Game Construct 2 is an HTML5 based 2D game editor. This Game Construct 2 is a game engine that can be used to make hybrid games in the sense that it can be for various platforms. Game Construct 2 was developed by Scirra Ltd. This software is intended mainly for non-programmers and if you don't know about any programming language you can still use Game Construct 2 to make a game. Because in using this software, you can make games quickly, where you only have to drag and drop using a visual editor and a behavior-based logic system. This Game Construct 2 does not use a special programming language, because all commands used in this game are created and controlled in an EventSheet consisting of Event and Action. So what are the features in this Game Construct 2? Intrigued how the appearance of the Game Construct 2? below is a display of Construct 2.
GAME CONSTRUCT 2 DISPLAY
In Number 1, this is the initial start screen of Game Construct 2. This start screen contains Project Example. This Project Example contains game templates created by Scirra itself, consisting of basic to advanced levels for the template. You can also develop games using these templates. Recent Projects contains a list of projects game that we have worked on before.
In Number 2, this section contains the configuration of the game project that we created. before we export the game we must include information in the form of:
- Name: in this section fill in the name of your game application or project.
- Version: fill in the version of the game you have created.
- Description: give information to the user, the game about what you created.
- ID: is your game's id package, for example, com.gudio.latihan
- Author: fill in your name or your group name
- Email: fill with email information from the developer
- Website: if this can be optional
- First Layout
- Use Loader Layout
- Preview Effect
- Windows Size
In Number 5, this section contains layouts and event sheets used in making games. The layout is a screen where you place objects that you use in your game such as buttons, sprites, text and so on. Event Sheet, this event sheet will contain the events that will be used to run the game that you created. This layout and event sheet are interrelated but one event sheet can consist of several layouts depending on the game you are creating later. The following below shows the event sheet:
Above is an event sheet from an example game. As you can see above, the event sheet contains a collection of functions or code that will be used for your game. However, usually when using another programming language, the program code is typed, but in this Game Construct 2, the code or event is created with just a click where the menus already exist. I will not explain in detail here about this event sheet, we will discuss this later in the tutorial on making the game later.
The first display of Game Construct 2 is simple and easy to understand even by ordinary people. After we see the initial appearance and configuration settings, we will now discuss what are the features of construct 2.
GAME CONSTRUCT 2 FEATURES
1. FAST AND EASY
With a simple display that makes users easier to operate this software engine. With this simple interface, the design of your game will become easier and of course, you only have to drag and drop it into the layout section. And what appears in the layout is what will appear in your game later.
2. POWERFULL EVENT SYSTEM
This Game Construct 2 can make games in a very easy way where you who use this engine software do not require you to have knowledge in the field of programming because as explained earlier, you only need to drag and drop. This Game Construct 2 has event sheet
wherein the even sheet contains codes, triggers to run the game that you created.
These behaviors are an instant way to add object capabilities, speed up the development or creation of your games and provide efficiency in use code. below there is a display of the behaviors in construct 2:
You can add other behaviors that you want where you can find various behaviors or plugins on the internet.
4. INSTANT PREVIEW
To run or display the project that we created, we only have to press the start button to display a preview of the game we made. When we preview our game will be displayed in the browser, why in the browser? because this game engine is basic HTML5. Apart from the browser, you can also preview the games that you make directly from your smartphone without having to build the game first. So that you will be easier whether the game that you have designed is suitable for smartphone devices or not. For a tutorial on how to preview directly from a smartphone, I will discuss later.
5. MULTI-PLATFORM EXPORT
when you will export this game, you can decide on what platform you will build this game. You can export to Websites, Mobile or Desktop. Like the picture below:
from the menu above, as you can see, there are many options for exporting. So by using Game Construct 2, you can make games on websites, mobile, and desktop with just one creation. For how to build it, I'll discuss it in the next tutorial.
This Game Construct 2 has a free and paid version. For free, you are limited to Event Sheet usage, as well as the use of Layout is also limited. But if you just want to try first, you better use the free version that you can download for free on the scrirra website. For the paid version, there is a version given, namely:
- Free Version
- Personal License
- Business License
Okay, I have finished this article about Introduction to Game Construct 2, hopefully, it can be useful for all of you. The following below is
one of the games that I made using Game Construct 2.
The Game Made by Gudio With Construct 2
About Game :
Game Title : Crazy Plane - Save The World
Version : 1.0.2
Size : 40MB
Description Game :
This crazy plan game tells where the earth is experiencing chaos. Many forests are burning,
the building was destroyed and burned, many animals and humans were injured and died. This chaos is caused by a criminal group from the planet called "Gamang". There are three of the planet's most fearsome criminals named "Barak, Plung and Gading". These three of them caused the great chaos on earth and those who cause damage everywhere.
Their aim is to rule the earth and make humans their slaves. Because for the three of them, the earth is a beautiful place, lots of food and has everything not found on their "Gamang" planet.
A little more they will be able to master the earth. And luckily, in the midst of destruction on earth and many creatures who died, there was still a rescue pilot named "Guzko". Guzko is a very reliable pilot using a fighter. Guzko felt he should be able to save the earth even though he was alone. Because for him the earth must be saved from destruction and prevent evil from dominating the earth.
But of course, Guzko efforts were not easy, there were many obstacles that Guzko had to face. Many fields must be passed and various kinds of weather before Guzko can find and defeat the three criminals from the "Gamang" planet.
Are we going to sit quietly watching Guzko fight the villain alone?
Do we want to be enslaved by the three criminals?
Come on, get up soon and help Guzko fight the evil that wants to destroy this earth.
Screenshoot Game :
Okay, hopefully by playing this game, you can be entertained in spending your time. If you are pleased and you feel this article is useful you can share this article to your social media. Okay, see you later in the next article.