Learn to make games with ‘Construct 2’– Free online course offered Apr 6–27

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The way things are headed, it may be that making games will one day become as central to kids’ education as reading, writing and math. Or not — but if you’ve always fancied making games yet can’t see yourself learning to code, you may want to consider using a game creation engine like Construct2 (which is free, with some caveats). The course in question will be held on UReddit, and will focus on creating an HTML5 demo platform game along the lines of the one embedded below.

Sessions will be held live for 4 Saturdays (at GMT+1); you will be able to hear the instructors and ask them any question LIVE. They will also be taking questions via  forums, and the videos of the sessions will eventually be posted online.

More on Construct2:

  • Construct2 is the successor of the popular Construct game engine. Aimed at non-programmers, it’s a 2D game engine that offers “drag and drop functionality, a visual editor, and a behavior based logic system”.
  • It can publish to iOS, Android, Windows, Facebook, and HTML5, among others.
  • There is a free license and paid licenses. Should you make $5000+ from your game creation with the free version you need to buy a license
  • You might want to download and install Construct2 ahead of the class.

To Enroll in this class

  • To enroll go to the class page on UReddit and click on the ‘+add’ button right under the UReddit logo in the top/left of the page
  • You will need to create a UReddit account if you don’t have one, then link it to your Reddit account (instructions will be presented to you on how to do so).
  • If you want to learn more on the instructors check out  Yann’s website and Construct profile page; Kyatric’s website and profile page.

You can check out the demo game on this page.

[Via Ludum Dare].