Construct 2

“Construct 2 is a powerful ground breaking HTML5 game creator designed specifically for 2D games. It allows anyone to build games—no coding required!

It’s great for beginners, and powerful enough to let experts work even quicker than by coding!”

Platforms

  • Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS
  • Android
  • Blackberry 10, HTML5

(via the free CocoonJS and Direct Canvas third party solutions)

Purchase Options

There is a restricted free version that limits certain features and only allows you to publish non-commercially on Windows 8 Metro, Facebook and Chrome.

There is a Personal Edition that is just for individual use, although it does allow for commercial usage.

And finally, there is a Business Edition, which offers full/unlimited usage.

Developer

Scirra

https://www.scirra.com/construct2

Example Games

▶ Super Ubi Land

▶ 8bit Boy

▶ Drunken Wizard

Pros

▶ Construct 2 is a good, cost-effective solution for simple 2D games.

▶ It has a number of built-in classes, such as a Platform Game class, which provide core functionality such as slopes, moving platforms, “jump-thru”platforms and arbitrary angles of gravity.

▶ One of the most non-coder friendly options out there, so can be a great choice if you do not wish to touch code in any way.

▶ Ideal solution for rapid prototyping of concepts.

Cons

▶ Not really suitable for complex games.

▶ Scripting support is not the best, apparently a little buggy and lacking in features.

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