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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 — creating and using Event sheets and groups

Before we create our game events, we'll need an event sheet to include in each of the levels of our game. We'll also need groups to separate the events into understandable sections.

  1. 1. Open the Project view and rename our first layout to Level1 and its event sheet to Level1 events.

  2. 2. Then, right-click the folder Event Sheets, then click the option Add event sheet.

  3. 3. Click on the new event sheet name to rename it to Game. Then switch over to the Event Sheet Editor in our Level1 layout.

  4. 4. Right-click on this layout to bring up the context menu and select Include event sheet. We then have a white bar we can right-click to select the Game event sheet.

  5. 5. Next, right-click on the white bar again and select Go-to include to open the Game event sheet in a new tab.

  6. 6. We now have our event sheet ready for groups to be added to it. Right-click the empty space and select Insert group from the context menu. Enter a Title of the Game and...