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 (32 reviews) - 93% of the 32 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (732 reviews) - 88% of the 732 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 (32 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (732 reviews)
Recently Posted
La SaniX :)3
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Great program for people who like platformer game development. East to use, simple design .ect

And for free its great.

Main points:
NO DLC, NO MICRO TRANSACTION, NO RUKSI IN MULTIPLAYER
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Feared aLIEn Voodoo
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
makin vidya gaems
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Pirate Puppy
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
Product received for free
welp, time to make a stupid fnaf fan-game!


















































































(who the hell likes 2D games?)












































i do...
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Mr. Moo
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Tried it, and I'm disapointed to say it was not worth it. To start off with some of the problems, it crashed a lot, not easy to use or lear, and I wasn't able to even do anything. I personally don't reccommend it, but if you're able to enjoy it more than i was, good for you!
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Aibutaro Mirann
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Easy to use, and really good free game maker.
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[AZ][Lw200095]Profit
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
This is a rip off i mean really it is!
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Kasvo
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
its constructive.
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GamePoy
( 12.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
10/10 if you don't know a ♥♥♥♥ about anything
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dalekdrummer
( 19.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Great, i can make easy games within a hour, everyone should use this!!!
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original_steve
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
this was realy realy difficult i had no idea how this even worked?!
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Dimitri is good for you
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
i made a game where chris hansens walks down an alleyway

my mom is proud
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Warkarma
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
Good software. Really easy to use.
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willrippey
( 33.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
i cant upload my games to android
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BlankSphere
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
It might look complicated to use at first, but once you've done the "Shoot-Em-Up" tutorial, you can see how easy is it to use. Granted, there might be options that most people won't use, but it's useful for just messing around with.
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Skel1
( 169.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
Absolutely amazing software. This is very intuitive "visual programming" that is easy to understand after a few tutorials. The game engine its self really is capable of almost any type of game, and is extendable via javascript modules for the things it doesn't do. It comes with robust export capabilities as well to almost any platform, device, or store. I think the price is more than fair if not an outright bargain. Visual programming at its finest.
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AB
( 91.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
i use construct 2 for making simple game. its easy to use. for beginner who want to create a game, u can try this app.
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jumpinjack2009
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
I'd say that this is pretty simple (compareed to the ones with coding) and its pretty fun to mess around with
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Temmiekid98
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 22
you guys should thank Newgrounds for the recommendation that they sent me on Twitter. :) gg Scirra
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
8 of 15 people (53%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Surprisingly a good tool for making browser games. Other than the ludicrous price for the full version, this is a pretty neat tool. Good for people starting up on game development.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
It might look complicated to use at first, but once you've done the "Shoot-Em-Up" tutorial, you can see how easy is it to use. Granted, there might be options that most people won't use, but it's useful for just messing around with.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
169.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Absolutely amazing software. This is very intuitive "visual programming" that is easy to understand after a few tutorials. The game engine its self really is capable of almost any type of game, and is extendable via javascript modules for the things it doesn't do. It comes with robust export capabilities as well to almost any platform, device, or store. I think the price is more than fair if not an outright bargain. Visual programming at its finest.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
Very great for HTML5 game development, and it includes a rare ability to export to the Nintendo Web Framework, allowing you to make games for Wii U and possibly 3ds. I am creating an RPG, and it has only taken me 47 hours! This says 5 hours because I recently bought the personal edition, which has more features. I definetely recommend this.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
27 of 31 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
62.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2015
It's pretty nice, but the free version has some pretty lame restrictions. Kind of unfortunate, seeing how expensive the software is.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Easy to use, no programming required, and online wiki to help if your stuck. If you looking to play around and make something of your own, get this!
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19 of 32 people (59%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
45.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2015
Would recommend the tool if purchased at the original dev-side. Great possibilies for testing out how to get going with your game-ideas. On steam though it is a complete mess if you happen to be one of few unlucky people to have performance issues. No cure found so far nor any support. Original software from the developer does not have such Issues. And the sadest part of it: Usually you can get a refund from steam but only if you didn't had the Software for too long. The errors and slow downs only occured within my projects after developing for a while and the code and funcionality getting bigger and bigger. Bye bye 100€, I'll have to re-purchase directly from Scirra or go with Unity for bigger projects instead.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2015
it is great software very easy to use although a bit pricy but anyway very good some type of manual in which while being in the program see what each of the "pieces of code" do
would of been usefull.

8.8/10
-great but expensive
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
27.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
Easy to use, intuitive and quick to learn. Creating my first game for Uni and have been picking up the software very quickly with little tuition!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
145 of 170 people (85%) found this review helpful
85 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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63 of 68 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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66 of 75 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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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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56 of 70 people (80%) 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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70 of 95 people (74%) found this review helpful
124 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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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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123 of 190 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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93 of 141 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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