You can be a game developer! Construct 2 redefines game making and allows everyone to make their own games - no programming required. Construct 2's intuitive editor makes it straightforward to bring your ideas to life. Share and publish your games on the web and a wide range of devices. Join the Game Making Revolution!
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (14 reviews) - 100% of the 14 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (745 reviews) - 88% of the 745 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date: Jan 25, 2013

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Reviews

"Beautifully designed"
8/10 – Softonic

"Downsides: none"
5/5 – .NET magazine

"Brilliant piece of software, really simple to use and also really fun"
9.4/10 – ModDB

About This Software

You can be a game developer! Construct 2 redefines game making and allows everyone to make their own games - no programming required.

Construct 2's intuitive editor makes it straightforward to bring your ideas to life. Share and publish your games on the web and a wide range of devices.

Join the Game Making Revolution!

#MadeWithConstruct2

Games on Steam built with Construct 2:

The Next Penelope http://store.steampowered.com/app/332250/
Airscape: The Fall of Gravity http://store.steampowered.com/app/317260
Cosmochoria http://store.steampowered.com/app/293240/

Could the next Steam game be yours?

Key Features

  • Make the games you've always dreamed of
  • Design any genre of 2D game
  • No programming required: use the drag-and-drop event system to design your game logic
  • Publish your games to the web (HTML5), iOS, Android, Windows Store, PC/Mac/Linux desktop, Wii U (requires Nintendo developer registration), and more!
  • Get all platforms for one price - no need to make additional purchases for each platform you want to use!
  • Comprehensive documentation, tutorials and examples
  • Intuitive editor with a simple interface
  • Advanced visual effects with shaders
  • Physics engine
  • Preview instantly over Wifi for testing on mobile
  • Layers system, including parallax effects
  • Integrated debugger and profiler
  • Tilemap editor
  • Online multiplayer game support via WebRTC
  • Instant savegames
  • Automatic pathfinding features
  • Audio effects like filters, convolution, and more
  • Real-time 2D shadow casting effects
  • Javascript plugin SDK for extensibility
  • A full-featured editor for everyone from beginners to experts

Free Edition

  • Make your own games for free!
  • No time limit - use as long as you like!
  • Use 100 events, 4 layers, 2 shader effects
  • Not for commercial use
  • Export HTML5 web games

Personal Edition

  • For individuals & educators
  • All Free Edition limits removed
  • Export to iOS, Android, and more
  • Preview mobile games over Wifi
  • Use the debugger 'Watch' tab, profiler, and event breakpoints
  • Make online multiplayer games
  • Use in-app purchases (IAP)
  • Organise project in to subfolders
  • Use event search, Z order bar, and object families features
  • Commercial use up to $5000 USD revenue

Business Edition

  • For businesses
  • No commercial use limit
  • Same features as Personal edition

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP3
    • Processor:1 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Latest graphics drivers
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7+
    • Processor:2 GHz dual-core
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Any AMD or nVidia graphics card with latest drivers
    • Hard Drive:5 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (14 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (745 reviews)
Recently Posted
MrLawl12
( 13.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
This app is like demo but its the best qpp for starters that want to test their own game recommended by me ~mrlawl12
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malikowskirobert
( 12.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
One of the best easy game making software on Steam.
Pros:
-very easy
-a lot of posibilities
-people do not thing your game is bad because is was made in this
-one program exports your game to every single platform
Cons:
-A LOT of limitations in the free version
-Clickteam Fusion is a little easier (but you need to buy separate DLCs to export the game to other platforms
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catov
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
My experience with Construct was a great one. Maybe it's because I already have a bit of programming experience in Scratch, or I'm just a natural at design and programmimg, but I can guarantee you that Construct 2 is the best free-of-charge game maker. It's simple to use: even for people that have no experience in programming, has a lot of cool and customisable behaviors/effects and is very well descripted.

One thing I would like Construct 2 to have in the future though is multiple rooms/screens. Say a start screen is 1 room, and then a loading screen may be another one, and then the actual game as the final room. I'm pretty sure this feature is not available at the moment, but I think it should be made one.

Other that that, 10/10 would buy a license if i had enough money ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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LilUbercharge
( 29.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
This game development software is both professional and easy. I could make an entire best-seller without even knowing how to code.
10/10 Best software ever.
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iGympanzee
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 8
I like it
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MAMALi (ع)
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
More user-frendly than game maker and i love it
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Colby Stroganovsky
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 5
made a game in an hour, pretty fun and may buy personal if needed
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Weather Fazbear
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 4
Blubb Blubb *Toot*
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DimasK
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 2
Good App to make Game
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Robofrosty
( 80.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Easy to use and very powerful. Just follow the starter guide at first then everything else will be a lot easier to figure out.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
148 of 173 people (86%) found this review helpful
88 people found this review funny
Recommended
982.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 16, 2015
*I have prior experiences with Gamemaker Studio/ Unity3D/ Unreal Engine (3/4)/ CryEngine and i still prefer to use Construct 2*

- Made couple browser games
- Released an App
- Made WAAAAY BETTER BROWSER GAMES!
- made a game about a Princess Robbing the Player Blind - made the game in 10hrs by myself
- ain't made jack from the game

Construct 2 is useful product to get started on game development on. Still a very powerful and easy to understand event system

- its mah main squeese

*drops mic*
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64 of 69 people (93%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Its easy to use, and i would recommend it for everyone who wants to try to develop small or big 2D games. But it takes time to get a really good result.
Its a great piece of software, that is perfect for a beginner, and even good if you already know how to code, since it reduces development time really much.
Please note, that everyone noting that C2 on Steam is instable - It's the same product & code, except how it handles to check if you bought it. It's definetely not instable, it was, but not only on Steam, and it got fixed in the meantime.
C2 also features auto-backup, Official Multiplayer (WebRTC | WiP) & there is more to come, since it's a very good maintained product by scirra. There are almost weekly updates, with fixes, improvements & additions. It also has a Experimental Greenworks plugin to enable some features of the Steam API for games made with it to get released on Steam.
(It gets reduced by 33-50% in Winter/Summer Sales, some times.)
And the time displayed on top of the review, is not the actual time, its only what i used in the free edition. Actual time 500+ hours (And counting).
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69 of 78 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
206.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 25, 2014
As a complete noob in coding and after trying unity and gamemaker I can be 100% that this is the best app for making simple games fast!

All the other game making apps I have tryed, claimed to be verry easy to use.
If they are easy to use, than either I am a complete idiot, or construct 2 is just some sort of thoughts to code transformator.

Simply put. If you want to start making games, without almost any code knowledge, you need to try this!
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58 of 72 people (81%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
130.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
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In concluison before explaination: Construct 2 is a semi-perfect software and easy to use.
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Really simple to use, and in no time are you able to teach youself, tons of cool features. One of the downsides is that at times you can't go completely in depth. Physics and Movement is layed out for you, and is easy to just jump right in. For people like me, who like to work with pixel-art has to increase the size of a 500 - 1000% bigger,
and if i dont, then it will look de-pixelated/blurry.

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Construct 2 gets a 7.8/10
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39 of 42 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 27, 2014
Great program for the beginner/intermedite programmer interested in creating games! Great educational tool though as I may use it to teach my kids the basics of programming. I particually like to have 100% control over my projects so I will stick to the hard coding and designing my own projects. Basically I checked this out to use as a tool to get my kids more involved and to teach them.
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72 of 97 people (74%) found this review helpful
129 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
I made a game in this program where Gandalf shot cakes at Mountain Dew bottles. I think this software is pretty good.
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41 of 49 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
Construct 2 is amazing. I've been using it since 2009 and the first public alphas, and it grew SO much since then. It's really really simple for those just getting into programming, but can also be really powerfull if you know what you're doing.

Check out a list of games greenlight games that are being made in it here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=103535227
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125 of 192 people (65%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
First, I should note that this review only applies to the free version. If you have a license (which is really expensive for me, so I don't plan on getting one soon, but if you want to make money it might be worth it), disregard this.

The free version of Construct 2 is too limiting. You cannot use object families, which means that, for example you have to set every individual enemy type to damage the player instead of just adding "When player collides with enemy". This goes with the second flaw: you can only have up to 100 events. Events are what make your game work, so unless you're planning on making a generic platformer or shmup you won't be able to do much.

The final nail in the coffin for Construct 2 free edition is that Construct Classic, which can do nearly everything this version can do without restrictions, is available for free. So unless you want to buy a license, go use that version instead.
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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
221.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
As the description mentioned, there is no coding necessary which is why I devote 90 percent of all my game creation to this here piece of art. Now, as this is a free package, you are NOT limited to anything in here. Which is why I consider it to be better than Unity 5 2D and Stencyl combined. I have the ability to make games that can become famous such as Bloodbath KavKaz and other winning titles. The coding is whats called an event sheet which is very vital and unlike some coding materials, spaghetti code is non existant here in which you actually can sub-divide your events here. Finally, exporting your 2D game is super easy and only a few clicks. Game devs, you can take it from here. Reccomend this game completely. Ten out of ten.
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95 of 143 people (66%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 13, 2015
Free version is limiting to the point where I am not sure of everything this software is capable to do and whether the paid version can cover enough to explaint the price. I would suggest making all features available, at least as a trial, as many people won't pay for a cat in a bag. As someone who used Construct2 version to teach art students how to make a simple side scroller with an enemy, they couldn't do or learn half the things because they weren't available to them. It's simple, look at what other developers did- they have either trials or only charge if someone makes money off the designed product.
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