Introduction
Construct is a free powerful and easy to use development software for both DirectX 9-based games and applications. It includes an event based system for defining how the game or application will behave, in a visual, human-readable way - easy enough for complete beginners to get results quickly. Optionally, advanced users can also use Python scripting to code your creations.

Construct is not a commercial software project, and is developed by volunteers. It is 100% free to download the full version - no nag screens, adverts or restricted features at all.
Features
Create games and applications with:

* Super fast hardware-accelerated DirectX 9 graphics engine
* Add multiple pixel shaders for special effects, including lighting, HDR, distortion, lenses and more
* Advanced rendering effects like motion blur, skew and bumpmapping (3D lighting)
* Innovative Behaviors system for defining how objects work in a flexible way
* Physics engine for realistic object behavior
* Place object on different layers for organising display, parallaxing, or whole-layer effects - also freely zoom individual layers in and out with high detail
* Debugger giving you complete control over all aspects of your game for testing purposes.
* Python scripting for advanced users - however, Construct's Events system is still powerful enough to complete entire games without any scripting.
* Smaller, faster specialised runtime for applications
* 60+ plugins ranging from Tiled Background to Windows controls and a C++ plugin SDK for custom development

Development process
Construct is developed open source under the General Public License (GPL). This means you can download and use Construct for free, but it also means that the underlying source code - the code that defines how the program works - is also freely available. This means other programmers are free to fix errors in the code and make their own contributions to Construct. Development is located on Construct's SourceForge.net page.

For more information, see Open-source Software (Wikipedia) and GPL (Wikipedia), the open-source license Construct uses.
User Interface Library
Construct uses the Prof-UIS professional user interface library, with kind permission of FOSS Software, Inc. Remember if you wish to use this library in your own project, you must purchase the appropriate license from the website.

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About Elysis with 7 comments by Fervir on Aug 26th, 2014

Elysis Demo v0.5.1

Features
2.7 dungeons with puzzles and treasures.
2 Boss fights.
20+ Weapons / Usable items
Weapon customization system with 30+ addons
20+ Monsters
Customizable controls
Intense combat action


What is the addon system?
The addon system allows you to modify your weapons to have extra effects.
For example, the item "Focus Bracelet" will give your main weapon swings a chance to shoot out a projectile.


Another example would be changing how the weapon functions entirely.
The addon "Remote Detonator" allows you to detonate all your bombs at once, where previously they would have a 3 second fuse.


But the best part of these addons is that you can equip four at a time which allows for some really powerful combinations.
Here we have the "Quiver", "Tri-Shot", "Magic-Shot" and "Magma D'Altimi" which allows you to quickly shoot three target seeking bolts that explode on contact.


To check out all the possibilities that there are, be sure to check out the downloads section and download the latest version of Elysis!

Elysis Demo v0.5.1

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onewizardstale
onewizardstale Jan 2 2011, 12:21pm says:

Great programm, to make interesting 2d games.

+2 votes     reply to comment
-Phil-
-Phil- Sep 12 2010, 2:35pm says:

REAL GOOD,And easy to learn

+1 vote     reply to comment
mast3row
mast3row May 11 2010, 12:08pm says:

i am going to try it now ;)

+1 vote     reply to comment
TheLP
TheLP Dec 19 2009, 7:01am says:

Looks sweet, trying it out :)

+1 vote     reply to comment
Andokool12
Andokool12 Nov 2 2009, 10:38pm says:

This looks good. Hoping to make the transition from modding to game development soon. This looks like an interesting approach :D

+3 votes     reply to comment
shadowofamn
shadowofamn Sep 5 2009, 2:25am says:

extremely easy to use and learn API for making simple to intermediate games. I am currently producing art piece for my tower defence games and will be using this engine.

+2 votes     reply to comment
kitheif
kitheif Jun 27 2009, 2:54am says:

ohh so you needa have DirectX 9...
so I have to downgrade...
fine :[

+2 votes     reply to comment
kitheif
kitheif Jun 27 2009, 2:48am says:

I am soo using this engine! :D

+3 votes     reply to comment
MelexM
MelexM May 8 2009, 5:41am says:

I hope for multiplayer plugin..

+1 vote     reply to comment
Wheeze201
Wheeze201 Mar 22 2009, 8:08pm says:

This is a great engine to start with game development.

The games that has been made on this engine makes it look bad but it has a wide capability of functionality.

And i use it almost daily just to fiddle around.

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