Construct 2 is an exciting new program that lets you make games — no programming knowledge required! Bundled with over 120 sound effects, loads of original music tracks, ambient atmospheric sounds and sprite packs so you can be making amazing games in minutes! Construct 2's event editor makes building and creating games visual and easy for beginners and advanced users alike. Want to try it out before buying first? There is a completely free version available so everyone can make games! Why not try out some online demos to see the true power of Construct 2? All games are HTML5 - which means they will work on loads of different devices (including your browser of course!) Construct 2 can make platform games, puzzle games, space games, your imagination is the only limit!
The editor is the best editor in the world for now! It really is the best! Easy to use, sometimes, it even fun! (Not always though) But, the main thing is, the export is really, really, really bad. It's the worse. It's not native so that's why it's so bad. The engine is actually for HTML 5. HTML 5 engine... such a bad step to take.
If you want to create a game that runs on PC, Mac and Linux, you can! But the size is super huge because of the "nw.js" If you export blank game alone, it will make the game 100 MB. Yeah, sure, PC's storage is much more than smartphone's but sometimes, you do want to make the game small.
Android export is bad too. You must use Phonegap or Cocoon to compile it. The performance is not consistent at all. Sometimes you get 40FPS sometimes 60FPS but I do get 15-30 FPS quite often. Well, it's based on my Samsung J3, which is a decent phone.
HTML 5 export is great though! It's actually for HTML so no wonder it's working so fine on HTML.
I'd say if your target is HTML 5, Kongregate and mainly on the web, this engine is really, really great! But, if your target is mobile or maybe even PC, you'd better off using something else.
Now, they do have a 'sequel' to this engine, it's called Construct 3. Which is 95% similar to this engine. For now, use this engine. In Construct 3, you must pay monthly, must be working on their website(They do have a desktop build but it's on beta.) and very similar. They're building the new runtime for the Construct 3 but for now, just use this engine instead.