Developing Games with Construct 2

Are you interested in becoming a game creator? Want to make the next Flappy Bird? Look no further than Construct 2, a cross-platform HTML5 game creator designed specifically for 2D games. It supports multiple platform exports, including free export to Windows Phone and Windows 8.

Join experts James Quick and Shahed Chowdhuri for this half-day Jump Start learning with live Q&A. Learn to build a fun and engaging 2D game in just an hour, with no previous experience, using the popular "drag-and-drop" tool. Watch exciting step-by step demos, and see how easy it is to set up Construct 2, build games, and publish to the Microsoft platform. You can even get blog posts and video links to supplement your learning. Don't miss this chance to get started creating games!

Course Outline:

  • Download and Install Construct 2
  • Learn Techniques for Building Games in Construct 2
  • Explore Available Templates for Construct 2 Games
  • Export Games to Windows Phone and Windows 8
  • Submit Games To Windows Phone and Windows 8
Instructor Team
James Quick | Microsoft ​Technical Evangelist | @jquickwit

James Quick graduated from Vanderbilt University with a double major in Computer Science and Spanish. During the last two years, he spent time inside and outside of the classroom exploring mobile application development on the Android platform, creating one app that currently has more than 20,000 downloads. After graduation, he joined Microsoft as the Technical Evangelist in South Florida, focusing on mobile application development for Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Since that time, he has worked with all different kinds of people (students, professionals, game developers, and more). This includes giving professional development training for Miami Dade High School teachers and Miami Dade College professors, leading numerous workshops in the community, and speaking at local events, such as ITPalooza and South Florida Code Camp.​

Shahed Chowdhuri | Microsoft ​Senior Technical Evangelist | @shahedC
Shahed Chowdhuri is a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft and a public speaker in the DC Metro area. In his spare time, he builds indie games and dev tools via OnekSoft Games and OnekSoft Labs. He is also the founder of multiple game development groups on Facebook: Xbox One Indie Devs, Unity Indie Devs, and Construct 2 Indie Game Developers. Follow Shahed on his blog.
Live Event Details
September 25, 2014
9:00am–1:00pm PDT
What: Jump Start training with live Q&A
Cost: Free
Audience: Hobbyists or professionals, of any skill level, interested in learning to build 2D games.

No experience in game development or computer science is required.