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Construct Game Development Beginners Guide

By : Daven Eric Bigelow
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Construct Game Development Beginners Guide

By: Daven Eric Bigelow

Overview of this book

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.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Construct Game Development
About the Author
About the Reviewer

Time for action — getting our player moving

Now we can give our player the platform behavior and try it out when we run the game. This is the first step in making the game interactive.

  1. 1. Select the player sprite, and scroll down the left-side menu to the Behaviors group. Then, click on Add in the New Behavior box. We now see the following screenshot:

  2. 2. Our player object now has the ability to move around using the arrow keys and jump using the Shift key. Run the game to see this in action.

  3. 3. Now we can look at the settings for the behavior in the left screen. Change the Jump Strength and Max floor speed values, as in the following screenshot, until they control how you would want them to:

  4. 4. Finally, if you'd like to change the controls of the game, bring up the game properties menu and scroll down to the Controls menu. Then use the drop-down boxes to choose keys for each movement, as in the following screenshot:

What just happened?

Our character can now move around the level at the player...