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Construct 2 - Start Making Games Today!
By Wittrup520
I show game developers and casual developers how to use the awesome program construct 2. I make games for a living and i thought it would be cool to teach you guys what i know. Feel free to post a video response to any of my videos showing me what you are working on :D

What you will learn from these videos.

-Basic and Advanced UI Tips

-Behaviors

-Variables

-Sound Editing

-Grouping

-Conditions

-Design

and much more..........
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How To Access Platforms, Solids, and Sines
Construct 2 Tutorial # 1 : How To Access Platforms, Solids, and Sines
In This video i show you the very basics of construct 2. We go over the platform behavior, solid behavior, and sine behavior.

Download Construct 2 Here:
https://www.scirra.com/construct2/releases/r108.2/download

Download sound effects for your game:
http://www.freesound.org/

Game Design Blog:
http://www.gamasutra.com/


Construct 2 Tutorial # 2 | How To Create Dynamic Text
In this video we go over the use of dynamic text. With dynamic text you can make a score, health, bullets, lives and anything else that deals with subtracting from a set amount.


Construct 2 Tutorial # 3 | Accessing The Bullet Modifier
In this video we go over the bullet modifier.


Construct 2 Tutorial # 4 | How To Create Enemy AI
In this video i go over making the enemy stop chasing you. In the previous video i had the enemy chasing the player but we couldn't escape his wrath. We want the enemy to run away just like in pacman. In pacman you eat a pill and all the enemies turn blue. we will recreate that mechanic in this video. Enjoy :D

Basic knowledge needed thus far

-Variables
-Bullet Behavior
-Mouse Behavior
-On Collision
-Destroy
-Set Animation

You should have downloaded C2 up to this video but if you haven't and want to start the video from here download here:

Construct 2 (55.4 MB)
https://www.scirra.com/construct2/releases/r108.2/download


Download free sound efx here:
Freesound
http://www.freesound.org/

Learn more about game design:
Gamesutra
http://www.gamasutra.com/


Construct 2 Tutorial # 5 | How To Make Particles
In this video i show you very basic particles. Every chance you get use particles. It makes your game more juicy. But don't put a particle where it doesn't belong.

Basic Knowledge needed:

-User Interface
-Behaviors

You should have downloaded C2 up to this video but if you haven't and want to start the video from here download here:

Construct 2 (55.4 MB)
https://www.scirra.com/construct2/releases/r108.2/download


Download free sound efx here:
Freesound
http://www.freesound.org/

Audacity Sound Editor (20.4MB)
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Learn more about game design:
Gamesutra
http://www.gamasutra.com/

My Peggle clone Example File:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11360597/PeggleClone.rar

How To Import Audio In Construct 2
How To Edit Audio With Audacity | How To Import Audio In Construct 2
How to customize audio with Audacity and edit .wav files for construct 2.

Freesound:http://www.freesound.org/
Audacity: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

How To Create A Camera Shake In Construct 2
How To Create A Camera Shake In Construct 2 | Cam Shake Tut
In this video we go over the under rated camera shake feature. I use it for everything just about.
The scroll to features makes the camera shake feature available in the event section.

There are 2 ways to use it

#1 Attach it to the player.
#2 Center it in the middle of the screen and change its visibility to invisible.

How To Create Instance Variables
How To Create Instance Variables | Local Sprite Variables
In this video i show you how to take advantage of instanced variables. Unlike global varibales instanced variables can not be accessed outside of the sprite. And instance variables don't save when you change them real time.

Every sprite can have an instance variable. This variable can be a number, Boolean or name. Booleans can be described as true and false statements. In more technical terms they can be viewed as 1 or 0.

How to Use Arrays In Construct 2
How to Use Arrays In Construct 2 | Accessing Arrays
Arrays are a list of cells that hold numbers and their positions. Just think of them as a huge variable storage system.

In this video you will learn how to access arrays in construct 2. You will need to know how to create dynamic text to keep up with this video.

If you are still confused on how to use arrays visit:
http://www.scirra.com/tutorials/307/arrays-for-beginners/page-1

I also suggest looking up videos on how arrays are used in actual programming languages such as C++, Java, C#, and Python. The concept is the same across all boarders. Having a basic coding background helps so learn a bit of code if you have some spare time. :D

Best of wishes. Don't forget to rate, comment, and subscribe for more Construct 2 Tutorials.

Generating Audio With as3sfx
Generating Audio With as3sfx | Creating 8bit Sounds
as3sfx Allows you to generate really sweet 8bit sounds. You can even go as far as randomizing each sound. You can export your awesome sound in wav format. Perfect for importing in Contruct 2.

http://www.superflashbros.net/as3sfxr/

If you didn't know Construct 2 is a 2D game making program that anyone can use, even a 7 year old can make games with it :D

Construct 2:(55.4MB)
http://www.scirra.com/construct2

How To Create The Slow Motion Effect In Construct 2
How To Create The Slow Motion Effect In Construct 2 | Bullet Time
In This tutorial i will show you how to create the well known slow mo effect in construct 2. Ever since the movie "The Matrix" came out other movies and games have been capitalizing on the slow mo effect. I can see why because its freakin awesome!
This slow mo effect could possibly be a game mechanic. Slowing down time can effect manny things. Players can react faster, jump farther, be more accurate etc. I Challenge you to make something cool with this tutorial.

Note: To make the slow motion look way more epic you can spawn a duplicate bullet with the fade modifier every 0.5 seconds to leave a trail effect behind the bullet. I might just make a tutorial on that.

A Closer Look At Sine's In Construct 2
Advanced Sine's | A Closer Look At Sine's In Construct 2
In this tutorial we go over all the options on a sine wave in Construct 2.

How To Create A Health bar In Construct 2
How To Create A Health bar In Construct 2 | Scaling Health bar
In this video i show you how to make a healthbar. If you want to attach this to the player or enemy just set the healthbar to the object every second. This would be ideal for a fighting game.

You could also use this for a leveling system as well. Each time the bar is full add 1 to level and reset the XP Bar's width to 0.

Create A Kirby Game In Construct 2
Create A Kirby Game In Construct 2 | Kirby Custom Game
Create a custom kriby game today in under 10 minutes! You can seriously make a whole game in a day with Construct 2.

Download Construct 2 Game Engine(55.4MB):
http://www.scirra.com/construct2/releases/r114/download

Project Files:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11360597/Kirby.rar

Things you guys can make that i didn't go over:

-Doors to go to other levels
-More Enemies
-More Special Abilities
-Life bar (Go see my healthbar tutorial)
-Time trial modes
-Puzzle Modes
-2 player co-op
-Particles
-Sounds
-Music
-Tittle
-Level Select

How To Creating Scribblenauts In Construct 2
Creating Scribblenauts | Scribblenauts Custom Levels
In this tutorial we create the basic foundation for a fan made scribble naughts game. Scribblenauts is a puzzle game made by 5th cell that allows players to create what they want with a magic notebook.

Project File:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11360597/ScribblenautsProject.rar

Download Construct 2(55.4MB)
http://www.scirra.com/construct2/releases/r114/download

This tutorial is a crash course in user input and dynamic spawning. If you get stuck refer to my beginner tutorials.

Practical use in construct 2:

You could spawn an object to help you get through the levels. Try not to create something too complex to where you can't script it. For example you can spawn a ladder to walk up or spawn a trampoline to jump on. Your imagination is unlimited at this point.

Contra Gun Inventory Construct 2
Contra Gun Inventory Construct 2 | Weapon Switch
In this video we go over how you can swap weapons in your inventory. It is really basic. all you need to do is import 1 sprite and add frames to its animation. You can then trigger these frames with a button pressed action.

Project files:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11360597/ContraInventory.rar

Saving Feature In Construct 2
Saving Feature In Construct 2 | Webstorage
In this tutorial we go over the webstorage behavior that allows the game developer to keep track of the users progress to a certain extent. You can use this tutorial to do more advance things in your own games.

Project Files:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11360597/Webstorage.rar

How To Re Size The Layout In Construct 2
How To Re Size The Layout In Construct 2 | Layout Size, Window Size, Layer Scale
In this tutorial we go over re sizing the layout in construct 2. There are many ways we can go about re sizing things. We can change the window size, layout size, or layer scale. Each feature has a pro and a con, you have to choose one that fits around your core gameplay structure.

Create A Charge Shot With Protoman
Create A Charge Shot With Protoman | Construct 2 Charged Weapon
In this tutorial i show you how i made protoman have a charged shot. This was a fun exercise :D

If you want to do this on your own your gonna need a regular sprite and a duplicate of that sprite in a different color. I choose yellow for shot 2 and white for his ultra shot. Then your gonna need 3 animation trees. You can then place a keyboard behavior in the scene. My protoman has the platform and scroll to behaviors on them. I also imported 3 different shot sprites. Now you can head orver to your event sheet and make things happen. Make those 2 variables i was talking about and start off with the basics. First make your player fire a weapon.

Note that the shots have to have a bullet modifier on them for them to move. You can then spawn those shots at a image point preferably imagepoint 1.

Your then going to need to check to see if we charge is = to 2. If charge is = to 2 then we can change his animation to charge 1. This will make your character blink. If charge is = to 4 we go to animation charge2. This will make him blink a different color. If we let go and charge is = to 4 he will shoot is final shot. And if charge is 2 he will shoot his medium shot.

Project Files:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11360597/Protoman.rar

Climbing Mechanic In Construct 2
Climbing Mechanic In Construct 2 | Ladders and Ledges
In this video we demystify climbing in construct 2. Its easier than it sounds. What you need is a platform and custom movement behavior to make this work. The trick is toggling off the platform behavior when u touch a ladder or a ledge.

Throwing Grenades In Construct 2
Grenades!!! How To Make Them | Throwing Grenades In Construct 2
In this video we go over grenades! oh yea manliness! We add a physics to a sprite and apply force on its x and y when its created.

Mario Tutorial In Construct 2
Mario Tutorial In Construct 2 Part 1 | Star Power + Goombas
This is a video on how to make a mario style game. It is also a crash course in a few behaviors such as fade, custom movement, etc.

The project files will be in the final video.


Mario Tutorial In Construct 2 Part 2 | Star Power + Goombas
Continuation from part 1. In this video we go over mario turning small and we start to set up the smash head mechanic.


Mario Tutorial In Construct 2 Part 3 | Star Power + Goombas
Finishing up the smash mechanic, adding a fade to the goombas, and getting ready to start the fade trail on mario.


Mario Tutorial In Construct 2 Part 4 | Star Power + Goombas
In this video we finally get to the fun stuff. We make Mario turn into an unstoppable machine!!!

This will be my last video for today. I don't want to spam your subscription box. Tommorow I will upload the last video of the series where i show you how to turn off Mario special and i show you how to travel through tubes as a bonus.


Mario Tutorial In Construct 2 Final | Timer+Tubes
Here is the final video. If you want the project files go to:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11360597/Mario.rar

Enjoy, If you have any questions leave me a comment below. You also can suggest what kind of videos you want to see.

Torch Tutorial In Construct 2
Torch Tutorial In Construct 2 | Cave Lighting+Blend Modes
In this tutorial we go over creating a torch in construct 2.

Project files:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11360597/Torch.rar

Secret Tutorials Hidden In Construct 2
Secret Tutorials Hidden In Construct 2 | Hidden Example Files
The secret is out. Construct 2 has hid these files from us! XD I can contribute most of my learning from these files. The rest of my learning comes from the scirra forums and just messing around with construct. I hope this helps you out there. I'm going to be looking at some of the new example files myself like the pin chain behavior. Can't wait.

Let me know what is your favorite example file in the comments below. And good luck to all my subscribers. If you don't have steam and i pick you will get to choose a different prize. Thanks for watching.

Create A Tower Defense Game In Construct 2
Create A Tower Defense Game In Construct 2 Part 1 | TD + Item Shop & EMP
In this tutorial i show you how to create a tower defense game. Our main focus in this series is bullet tracking and item shop implementation. You will also learn other fundamental skills which allow you to create other cool games. If you want to create a tower defense game this series is where you should start. Later on i will show you how to create a generic top down tower defense game where you can place towers.


Create A Tower Defense Game In Construct 2 Part 2 | TD + Item Shop & EMP
In this part of the tower defense game we focus on creating the trail behind the bullet using a sine and a fade. We also get to see what it looks like when multiple missiles are fired at once. Later we add a delay to the missiles to make the game more believable.


Create A Tower Defense Game In Construct 2 Part 3 | TD + Item Shop & EMP
In this part of the tower defense tutorial we start creating our buying options. We also destroy the space ships if they leave the playing area.


Create A Tower Defense Game In Construct 2 Final | UFO Health
Final Video Of The Series. Learn How To Give UFO Health!

Project Files:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11360597/Tower.rar

Carnival Game Tutorial in Construct 2
Carnival Game Tutorial in Construct 2 Part 1 | Custom Cursor + Instance Variables
In this tutorial i show you how to make a simple carnival game in construct 2. We go over instance variables, custom cursor's and more. There is literally infinate things you can do with construct 2.

Exercises that i use to practice is taking existing games and trying to recreate them. sometimes i run into problems but at least i know what i can and can not do. You have to play around with it.

Project Files:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11360597/carnival.rar


Carnival Game Tutorial in Construct 2 Part 2 | Custom Cursor + Instance Variables
Final Part.

Project Files:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11360597/carnival.rar

Image Points And Combo's In Construct 2
Image Points And Combo's In Construct 2 | Combo System
In this video i show you how to make a pretty simple finial fight combo system. I use image points to spawn a collision box that will eventually kill the enemies.

Project Files:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11360597/Combo.rar

Physics Behavior In Construct 2
Physics Behavior In Construct 2 | Physics Analysis And Execution
In this tutorial i go over the physics behavior in more detail. I have mentioned it in other videos but i hadn't addressed certain features that could be great game design tools. I hope this isn't too easy for those who are experienced users and i hope it isn't too hard for the new users. I try and appeal to the hard core and the newbie.

Multiplayer Tutorial In Construct 2 HD
Multiplayer Tutorial In Construct 2 HD | Default Controls
In this tutorial i show you how to enable multiplayer mode using platform default controls. You can now make super smash bros, castle crashers, Mario co-op, and more. All you have to do is turn off default controls on all other players except for player 1. Then you can define the keys in the event sheet.

LevelSelect Tutorial In Construct 2
LevelSelect Tutorial In Construct 2 | Level Selection
In this video i show you how to make a epic level selection screen in construct 2. This video would not be possible without the help from Salem. I was going to show you a different way to do level selection but this way is wayyyyy smarter and faster.

Now we all have no excuse not to have levels in our games lol. Do this tutorial about 2-3 times and you will be able to do it without using the video.

Assets:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11360597/LevelSelectAssets.rar

Families Tutorial In Construct 2
Families Tutorial In Construct 2 | Grouping
In this video i show you how to add objects to a family. This feature is extremely powerful especially if you have multiple objects or enemies.

Families allow you to group multiple objects, reducing the amount of events needed to carry out an action.

This feature is only available for the paid version of Construct 2.

Parallax In Construct 2
Parallax In Construct 2 | Awesomeness!
In this tutorial i show you the parallax feature. Watch your game come alive in seconds. If you are making a platformer make sure to only set the parallax on the X axis. Setting it on the Y will cause major problems. But if your making a vertical style game you can set the Y.

Make A Asteroids Game In Construct 2
Make A Asteroids Game In Construct 2 | Physics Tutorial
In this tutorial i show you how to make a asteroids game. You will leearn how to add linear damping to a physics object and how to control gravity. Like if you enjoy old school games. Comment if you enjoy new school better.

Project Files:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11360597/Asteroids.rar


Make A Asteroids Game In Construct 2 Part 2| Physics Tutorial
Part 2 of 3


Make A Asteroids Game In Construct 2 Final| Physics Tutorial
Part 3/3

We rap things it up in this final tutorial. Feel free to make this project your own by adding faster asteroids, more enemies, item shops, more levels, and more. Have fun!!!!

New Feature "Functions"
New Feature "Functions" | Event management 101
Int his video i show you the new powerful feature called function. Construct 2 is getting better everyday its crazy. Now we can manage our events more efficiently. You can in theory go from a 70 event game to a 20 event game. Calling a function in construct 2 is as easy as it gets folks.

Quest & Diologue Tutorial In Construct 2
Quest & Diologue Tutorial In Construct 2 | Setting Text
In his tutorial i show you how to add diologue in your games. The quest feature can be easily implemented if you have something for the player to turn in or gather. In this case we are gathering tiger teeth and comparing to see if he collected them all. Construct 2 is a great program but rpg's aren't its strong suit. I reccommend. RPG maker 4.

Create A Sword Swing Effect In Construct 2
Create A Sword Swing Effect In Construct 2 | Slice n Dice!
In this tutorial i show you a simple way to add a sword swing in construct 2. If you want the sword to damage enemies refer to my combo system tutorial.

Timer Tutorial In Construct 2
Timer Tutorial In Construct 2 | Timer Mechanic
In this video i show you how to implement a timer in your game. The timer can be used for tracking how fast the player has beat your level.

Groups In Construct 2
Groups In Construct 2 | Grouping Events
In this tutorial i show you how to group events in construct 2. This can be used to deactivate huage blocks of code at once. And of course you can re activate them if need be.

Character Select Tutorial
Character Select Tutorial Part 1 | Choose Your Hero!!!
In this video i show you how to add a quick character slect for your game. This can be used for casual games or actual shippable products.

Assets:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11360597/CharacterSelect.rar

Also:
Make sure to set On end to 0 if animation is = 1, and 2.


Character Select Tutorial Part 2 | Choose Your Hero!!!
Part 2-2

Character Select In Construct 2

Vine Swing Tutorial In Construct 2
Vine Swing Tutorial In Construct 2 | Tarzan Style
In this video i show you how to make a character swing from a vine like a wild man with no manners.

Vine.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11360597/Vine.png

Also this video isn't in HD i forgot to change the settings. Just turn it up to 420p.

Publishing Your Game In Construct 2
Publishing Your Game In Construct 2 | The Easy Way
In this video i show you how to publish your game in construt 2. Later on i will show you the more advanceed ways to publish your game such as using clay.io, cacoonjs, kongregate, windows 8, and more.

Your games can now be submitted to steam with the .exe file option. How cool is that?

Rotary Tutorial In Construct 2
Rotary Tutorial In Construct 2 | Mario Galaxy Mechanic
In this video i show you how to make a mario galaxy style game in construct 2. This is what you would get if mario got sent to a 2Dimensional realm.

Files:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11360597/RotaryImages.rar

Super Tower Defense Tutorial
Super Tower Defense Tutorial Part 1 | Pathfinding
In this video i show you how to use the pathfinding and container behavior to make a tower defense game.

Watch this first:

Tower Defense Competition:
  • Make a tower defense game in C2
  • Must be done before March 1st


Super Tower Defense Tutorial Part 2 | Pathfinding
Part 2-2

How To Create Checkpoints In Contruct 2
How To Create Checkpoints In Contruct 2 | Using Variables
In this tutorial i show you how to create a checkpoint system in construct 2. I use variables to store past anf present checkpoint positions. When the player dies we spawn him at the most recent check points position. There are probally 5 other ways you do do checkpoints, this is just my way of doing it. Hope you enjoy :D

Create A Drag Box In Construct 2
Create A Drag Box In "Construct 2" | App development_01
In this video O show you how to create a drag box in construct 2. There are many random things like this that construct 2 can do that aren't nescisarily intended for games.

Snap to Grid Tutorial In Construct 2
Snap to Grid Tutorial In "Construct 2" | Grid Snapping
In this tutorial i show you how to set up a grid snapping system in construct 2. You will be snapping in no time :D.

Can be used for

Percise placement
Puzzle game
Tower defense
Electronic Board Game
Etc

How To Make Music In "Construct 2" | App development_02
How To Make Music In "Construct 2" | App development_02

In this video i show you how to make a simple music program similar to the piano roll in fruity loops and LMMS. I think this will be a fun little app people can play with if they are bored. You can take this program even further by adding a game mechanic to it. Because as it is it simply plays music.

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devilmut1986 Oct 13, 2013 @ 7:44pm 
some of the videos are missing
MurderByNumbers Apr 7, 2013 @ 10:48pm 
thanks!
[RAGE]® KillerWAR Mar 25, 2013 @ 11:18pm 
Fantastic. Thank you so much for putting this together.
toastedpilot Mar 13, 2013 @ 11:48pm 
This is a really great resource! Do you by any chance know how to make a running game like Bit.Trip or Canabalt? Would be really helpful, thanks.
☢ Tal ☆☭☆ Mar 10, 2013 @ 12:16pm 
ConstructDude, big thx for tutorials! This is amazing! And very easy to understand all conceptions!

PS need more 720p vids xb
Tleno Feb 13, 2013 @ 5:53am 
Maaaad... Seriously a one isnanely detailed tutorial!
GeneralIssues Jan 31, 2013 @ 1:33pm 
Insanely detailed and useful guide!