Past Meetup

Make Your First Game with Construct 2

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5:30 pm - Meet and Greet, install software

6:00pm - Make Your First Game with Construct 2

Construct 2 is a game toolset that's great to use to make your first game. It requires no coding skills whatsoever to use its "drag and drop" and "event based" environment to tell the game toolset what you want to happen in your game. You drag graphics and audio files directly in to use them in your game.

When you're done, Construct 2 will export games to HTML5 for use on your own web site. You can also export a Windows Store game that will run on Microsoft Windows 10 and in the future on an Xbox One or Hololens. It supports iOS and Android export as well. This means your game's reach goes anywhere you like!

Chris Gomez is a career software developer with a hobby of making video games. He enjoys helping people make their first game as the first step into the larger world of computer programming.

This event is perfect for kids who are 8 years and older. Younger kids may need an adult's help using the software. Construct 2 is perfect for people with no coding experience at all. If you have JavaScript experience and are interested in web based games, you will be delighted to know you can write modules for Construct 2.

Lab details

Computers or laptops are NOT provided. You should bring a Windows based PC. Construct 2 runs on Windows only, and Windows 7 or greater is recommended. You should download and install Construct 2 before arriving:

Note to Parents

Philly GameWorks is a volunteer driven group and we are grateful to Microsoft for providing the space for us to meet. We do not provide refreshments. Please feel free to bring something to enjoy during the evening. We are responsible for keeping the meeting room clean.

All kids under 18 must be accompanied by an adult who will be responsible for them the entire evening. There are restrooms near the presentation room, but there are not vending machines available.