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 (244 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 25, 2013

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"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

    • OS:Windows XP SP3
    • Processor:1 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Latest graphics drivers
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • 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
31 of 32 people (97%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
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.
Posted: April 27
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 18
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record

If you are wishing to get into game development but like myself can not passably wrap your mind around even a rudimentary programing language, Construct 2 is for you. I was suggested that the best place to start when learning how to make games is to start with 2d and once you understand that move onto 3d. The most outstanding feature of C2 is its graphical programing. Here you can see what you are working with laid out in a easy to understand format. In this regard it can be compared to Game Maker; however there is a lot more that you can do with C2 given the nature of the engine.

For those who want to take the time to learn there is a Free version that is kind of like a unlimited trial. Keep in mind that you are limited to 100 events and some of the more advanced features like family's are locked. There are two levels of paid licence, a full and a business one. The Full has all the features the business but the one advantage of the business that you do not have to pay royalties to the makers of C2 for using there engine commercially. NOTE that the full licence can also be used to make commercial games but you are limited to $1000 dollars in revenue before you have to buy a business licence. Which costs much less than that.

For those who can program know that the engine runs in javascript and is highly expandable. With a full licence you can download from a large and ever growing list of plugins. Also the community is among the most helpful and friendly place to learn that I have come across to date. The devs are active and listen to feedback and there are updates every few weeks.

If you are looking to make your start in development I cant recommend this highly enough.

359 hrs on record
last played on Jun 19
Posted: June 18
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
I think that this piece of software is brilliant! It is perfect for people who want to create a game like Flappy Bird and other games like that but can't code. If people just want to make a fun little game that they can play, then this is for them. I really like it, but the only improvment I can think of is allowing you to use it on an Android device, even if that meant you had to download the app to play it. Other than that, it is awesome. I would really recommend this to anyone who wants to create little games for themselves, or if you have money, big games.
Posted: September 23
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Awesome :D I am using free edition but i find this to be VERY easy to use. Perfect for different types of games and animating is easy! I love it.
Posted: August 7
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53 of 57 people (93%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
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.
If you would like to use the Steamworks API, you can't directly use it, since its written in C++ and C2 is a HTML5 Game engine. But if you have no problem with that, go ahead and buy this product, its great. (It gets reduced by 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 400+ hours (And counting).
Posted: November 25, 2013
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