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Construct 2 supports publishing Windows Store games

Don't have Construct2

For one week you can purchase Construct 2 Personal and Business Edition licenses with a 40% discount see https://www.scirra.com/blog/111/spring-sale-40-off?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=LinkToBlogPost&utm_campaign=BlogSubscription-22-4-2013

Discount on Construct 2 till 29th April 2013

If you're looking to upgrade your Personal license to a Business license, there has never been a better time! The normal cost of upgrade is $280/€229/£180, with a 40% sale discount the new cost is $168/€137.40/£108.

If you would like to upgrade your Personal license to a Business license:

This sale will run until 6pm BST on Monday the 29th April. If you want to take advantage of this sale, make sure you arrange purchase of a license before this date.

Getting started with Windows 8 Game development couldn't be easier

There a new Game Templates for Windows 8 appearing every day,  here are the 9 templates, available on GitHub built by fellow evangelist Chris Bowen. Chris has developed nine AWESOME 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.

These can be downloaded for FREE from Github

Additionally we have lots of academic curricula materials available at http://www.microsoft.com/faculty

Using Templates

If your interested in Construct2 and game development for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 you can 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.

Auto-Runner
(click “View Raw” and save)
Side-scroller with player constantly running, having to jump between platforms.
Auto-Runner

Driving Game
(click “View Raw” and save)
Top-down driving around a track with bordering objects.
Driving Game

Infinite Jumping
(click “View Raw” and save)
Vertical game where player automatically jumps and must reach new platforms.
Infinite Jumping

Physics Catapult
(click “View Raw” and save)
Fire catapult at structures with physics behaviors for impact/gravity.
Physics Catapult

Physics Puzzle
(click “View Raw” and save)
Click/touch objects to remove to clear puzzle.
Physics Catapult

Platformer
(click “View Raw” and save)
Jump between a variety of platforms (static, moving, one-way).
Platformer

Top-Down Shooter
(click “View Raw” and save)
Top-down view, move player and fire at targets.
Top-Down Shooter

Turret Defense
(click “View Raw” and save)
Add turrets to maze to fire on targets as they pathfind to their goal.
Turret Defense

Vertical Shooter
(click “View Raw” and save)
Vertically-scrolling game player and targets both moving and firing.
Vertical Shooter

Connecting your game to Windows Azure Cloud Services

There is FREE plug-in for Construct 2 which makes it easy to integrate the power of Azure Mobile Services into your games for Windows 8. Saving to the cloud is a great way to seamlessly store data for achievements, leaderboards, save games, user data and lots more see http://www.scirra.com/forum/plugin-azure-mobile-services-for-windows-8_topic64265.html 

We would love to hear about your experiences of building Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Games with Construct2.