Game Programming with Construct 2

WHEN
Tue, August 25
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

WHAT

Create your own video game and publish it!

We will use Construct 2, an HTML 5 game engine, to design a side-scrolling platformer game like Super Mario Bros. or a physics based game like Angry Birds. Construct 2 provides a library of behaviors for sprites, such as the platform movement behavior with gravity and physics. It uses an easy to learn event-based interface for game programming.

Try some of the games people have created on the Scirra Arcade. Fun stuff!
Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 1.52.47 PMIf you have a Windows laptop, please bring it. If you have a chance to download and install the game engine before the workshop, that will save some time. If don’t have your own Windows laptop, you’re welcome to use one of ours. They will be configured and ready to go!

What are you going to create?

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WHO
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WHERE
MGHPCC

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2 comments for “Game Programming with Construct 2

  1. Rebecca Robbins
    August 21, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Hello,

    Is this class appropriate for 7 year olds?

    • Andrew
      August 21, 2015 at 7:42 pm

      Hi Rebecca,

      Construct 2 is probably more suited for ages 10+, but it depends on the kid. A 7 year old might have a hard time following all the directions, but if they were focused and had an adult to help, it would work.

      Thanks!

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