Wednesday, May 22, 2024


If you are like me and just about every other gamer out there you have been playing a game and thought to yourself “I could do better.” Well now is your chance. Scirra has launched Construct 2, an HTML5 game creator. Now you can bring all your wildest video game dreams to life, and the best part is you don’t have to know how to program. Construct 2 takes care of that for you.

With Construct 2 you can not only publish your game creations on Scirra’s Arcade, but also on iOS, Android, Windows 8, Facebook, the Chrome Web Store, the web, and Windows desktop apps. Construct 2 features a ground breaking drag-and-drop ‘events’ system that lets you place and set controls of everything in your game by simply (you guessed it)  dragging and dropping them into the creation window. Now it is easier than ever to get your ideas out there.

Construct 2 just received its 100th update which includes WebGL shader effects. These allow Photoshop-style visual effects using GPU hardware to be processed in real time. Now all those pretty pictures you made in Photoshop can be brought to life in a new medium that you can interact with. But don’t think you can just slap together some 5 minute platformer and get rich and famous over night. With nearly a quarter of a million downloads of Construct 2, over a million plays on the Scirra Arcade, and hundreds of new users registering every week, Construct 2 is rapidly becoming a leading tool for the type of web development previously done with Flash. Quality over quantity will surely be the way to the top.
Founded in 2011 by brothers Ashley Gullen and Thomas Gullen, Scirra aims to make everyone into game developers by removing the need to know how to program. Scirra are privately funded and following on from the success of its open-source predecessor ‘Construct Classic’, which has been downloaded over 500,000 times to date.

“Developers want to publish their creations everywhere – from their websites to iOS and Android and the upcoming Windows 8 App Store – and preferably simultaneously. Construct 2 is the only tool which makes this painless with its HTML5-based engine, and the gorgeous new WebGL shader effects are the icing on the cake!”

– Ashley Gullen, Director


“DirectCanvas can offer a huge performance boost for HTML5 games, and we’re excited to support Construct 2 as a new way for developers to publish mobile games faster than ever before.”

– Roy Smith, appMobi,

“It looks like HTML5 gaming has finally reached the tipping point and companies like Scirra with powerful game engines, like Construct 2, are clearly leading the way…When developers combine Construct 2 with our CocoonJS technology, the result is high quality, native-performing Hybrid HTML5 games that get delivered directly to the app stores.”

– Eneko Knorr, CEO of Ludei Inc.



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James Arledge
James Arledge
James is a passionate gamer and artist. He attended ITT Technical Institute and received an Associates Degree in Graphic Design, which led him to get an internship with The Heat Magazine as a Graphic Designer. His passion for gaming has led him to create and take the title of Editor-in-Chief of good2knowgames on the world's premiere video platform, You Tube. The video game industry is rapidly growing and that is something James strives to continue to be an integral part of, for many years to come.


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