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: Very Positive (414 reviews)
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!

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
Helpful customer reviews
51 of 57 people (89%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
727.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
made an free monetised app in a few weeks - made money
*drops mic*
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45 of 55 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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90 of 137 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 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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44 of 67 people (66%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
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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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
Very simple to use software. If you have your resources prepared you can very easily make a simple game in a matter of minutes. This software was designed for those with little to no programming knowledge, and because of that, has limitations on what it can do.

Great for apps, if you're making something for the desktop, Facebook, or the Android play store, this software allows you to export your project for these as well as many others. Adding input methods is very simple, and controls and physics are just a few clicks away.

In the case of RPGs this is not the greatest software to use, in fact in some situations it would be easier to type up the code, which is not currently possible. The user forum is very useful in helping you solve issues, but there are some things that just are not possible in construct at the moment.

I recommend this software to anyone focusing on smaller games and apps; however, keep in mind what kind of game you're wanting to publish when purchasing this software.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Probably the best 2D game creator out there.
While the free version is sort of limiting, and can't make big games, I could still make a FNAF ripoff.
So 10/10.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
50.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2014
Totally would recommend this. With anything that requires some level of creativity, it'll take a bit to get accustomed to. It is a bit proned to crashing so don't forget to save often.

I've spent about 50+ hours total on this program and I've learned a great deal of game making alone from it. Don't knock it until you've given it an honest try. It really is an amazing product.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2014
Very easy to use with a nice array of output options, and HTML5 works very well. Highly recommended if you wanna make a game fast.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
34.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Pros:
+Fun to use
+Simple to use
+Many great torturial projects in the program
+Can make any 2d game type
+It's free!
Cons:
None!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
126.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
First thing is first. I love it. This is my favorite 2D engine. Here is a list of why:
1) Very Simple and very well designed.
2) Comes with other projects, including Flappy Bird, editable platformers, Space Shooters, and a whole bunch of others.
3) It's free.
4) Comes with a simple pixel art program to design characters in your game.
5) Did I mention it is free?
6) Hundreds of helpful tutorials explaining how this and that works.
7) You can basicly make anything with the payed version.
8) Although Construct 2 paid cost $120-$150, the free version can make amazing games.
9) I forgot to mention that it is free.
I wouldnt rate this a full 10 stars,, but is to good for an 8. I will give this a rating of 9 stars exactly.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2014
Great for beginners who know little to none about coding a game, but it can also be used by those who do know how to code and it offers an easier why to implement your code into the game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
I used to goof around with scratch and then I found this it is like a more complex scratch and has the ability to be exported as a seperate game so yeah awesome to start creating games
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
163.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
Gets slower and buggier with each update, but it's nonetheless a very easy to use and incredibly powerful peice of software.
Construct 2 makes game-creation as simple as you always assumed it must be when you were a kid. Give it a try!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
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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56 of 61 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.2 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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54 of 60 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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34 of 36 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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37 of 45 people (82%) found this review helpful
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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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 20, 2014
This is, by far, the best 2d Video Game engine there is. If you are reading this because you think this will turn out like "Game Studio" then feel no hesitation in downloading the free version of this game: Game Studio starts you off with "Catch the Clown," Construct 2 starts you off with a top down alien shooter. Not to say that Game Studio is bad, but if you can READ, you CAN make a GAME with CONSTRUCT 2. (In less than an hour!) The possibilities are, truly, endless.
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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 18, 2014
A simple, and "relatively" easy to learn tool Construct 2 comes with tutorials and samples to help you get started making 2d games fast. Construct 2 is a free alternative to some of the other game makers you will find here on Steam, and with its simple tools you are sure to be able to at least make something, and maybe even learn something in the process. I think you should try Construct 2 if you looking for a game making tool. Or even if you are just interested in making 2d games. There is not alot I can say about this particular game making software, besides that it is simple and free. Overall would I rate Construct 2 Decent on a scale of suck to awesome.
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