Construct Game Development Beginners Guide

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  • Navigate the interface of Construct Classic with ease
  • Create 2D games inspired by some of the most popular games in history
  • Use the built-in physics engine of Construct Classic
  • Create level editors for your games
  • Create enemy AI for platformers and shooters
  • Use the shadow casters and lighting effects in Construct Classic to create realistic environments
  • Use pixel shader effects of Construct Classic to create stunning visuals
  • Additional tips and tricks that will improve your future games



Construct Classic is a free, DirectX 9 game creator for Windows, designed for 2D games. Construct Classic uses an event-based system for defining how the game behaves, in a visual, human-readable way - you don't need to program or script anything at all. It's intuitive for beginners, but powerful enough for advanced users to work without hindrance. You never know when you’ll need a helping hand exploring its inner workings, or harnessing its raw power to do your bidding.

Construct Game Development Beginner's Guide is the book for you if you have ever felt the urge to make a game of your own. Reading this book will not only teach you to make some popular games using Construct, but you’ll also learn the skills necessary to continue on and bring your game ideas to life.

Starting as a beginner to Construct Classic, you’ll be learning to make platform, puzzle, and shooter games, each styled after popular games of their genre.

This guide covers everything from creating animated sprites, to using the built-in physics and shadow engines of Construct Classic. You will learn the skills necessary to make advanced games of your own.

Construct Game Development Beginner's Guide will lead you on your journey of making games.

  • Learn the skills necessary to make your own games through the creation of three very different sample games
  • Create animated sprites, use built-in physics and shadow engines of Construct Classic
  • A wealth of step-by-step instructions and images to lead the way
Page Count 298
Course Length 8 hours 56 minutes
ISBN 9781849516600
Date Of Publication 17 May 2012


Daven Bigelow

Jayjay is a hobby game developer and software programmer. He has been creating 2D games for over eight years, across different game creation tools and programming languages. However, most of his experience lies in Construct Classic, which has been his tool of choice over the last three years. He can often be found on the Scirra forums, where he provides advice and examples for new users seeking help.