Over on the Construct2 blog there is this announcement of a new free e-book Level Zero about programming games from scratch using Construct2.
This recently published book "Level 0" is a resource designed for the absolute beginner. You'll learn how to set up characters and backgrounds, apply in-game mechanics and implement if – then functions and end up with five fully functional mini-games. The book will also show you how to publish your games to app stores and make them available to millions of potential customers around the world. The goal of Level 0 is to give aspiring game developers the basic building blocks to apply their creativity and bring their vision to life. For example, one of the mini-games you’ll learn to build is a simple sound board app where you click on an image and the corresponding sound will play. Through this exercise, not only do you pick up the skills to build a virtual keyboard or maybe an educational app that teaches kids the sounds farm animals make but also learn how to use sound, music and touch functions that can be used for subsequent arcade and action games. Each of the 5 mini-games covered in the book has already been used by thousands of Construct 2 users to build their first game on Construct 2.
This book uses Construct 2 in all the featured tutorials. According to the authors,"Construct 2 is as easy as it gets for making a game". Spot on!
C'mon, gimme the download link!
It's available on Amazon.com for a little over $3 USD, however we've managed to get permission to distribute it for free on Scirra for now!
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And good news, Ankur tells us that there's a second book in development detailing how to build 3 classic arcade games. Keep your eye out!
So head on over to the Scirra blog to download a free copy, or support the authors by purchasing it on Amazon.