There’s a free version of Construct 2 available (just read the terms so you know what’s supported) and plenty of resources to help you learn:
When you create a new project, you’ll see many helpful options, from simple examples to full games with walkthroughs. Nine of these (named “Template: …”) are game starters, including platformer, driving, turret defense, and other types of games. You should try each of them and look through them to see how they work.
Construct 2 supports publishing Windows Store games, but you need to support a few things, so I’ve extended the nine included game templates with features like the Windows 8 object, a “Pause" layer, snapped view support (with game pause), touch support, and some project property updates.
With thanks to Scirra, here are the 9 templates, available on GitHub:
Download all templates as a ZIP, or get individual templates below, just click the link and choose “View Raw”, which will let you save the template.
After you select a template, you’ll want to customize the game to your liking with new images, mechanics, sounds… whatever you can imagine! When you’re ready to publish to the Windows Store, just follow these steps.
And with each game you publish, you can earn money with the Keep the Cash offer through June 30, 2013!
Enjoy! And drop me a line if you find these useful or have any recommendations to make them more helpful.
All work. Thanks