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July 16, 2012 / iunkn

Introducing the Metro Plugin for Construct 2

Metro Plugin – What is it?

Construct 2 is a HTML game maker. It provides the ability to export a game created using Construct 2 as a Windows 8 Metro app. In order for a game to have a professional finish, it is necessary to have good integration with the platform that it runs on.

The Metro plugin provides you a quick and easy way to integrate the games you wrote with Construct 2 into Windows 8. For example, to start you off, just adding this object in your Construct 2 project, you will get the Settings charm populated with the following!

Metro-fied version of Ghost Shooter game written with Construct 2 and Metro plugin

“Metro-fied” version of Ghost Shooter tutorial written with Construct 2 and Metro Plugin running on Windows 8 Release Preview.

Here is how the event sheet looks like when you use the Metro plugin in Construct 2.

Illustrating the On Game Lost Focus Condition.

Illustrating all other commands/actions/expressions

Next Step:

Download the plugin and the illustrative sample —  let me know what you think and what more features you would like!


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  1. Michael / Dec 26 2012 2:00 pm

    I am new to Construct 2..
    Just downloaded your plugin and the Demo ghost Shooter app.
    Have not made any changes to your sample app, but when trying to run it I get an error from the browser.

    Message says:
    Uncaught ReferenceError: Window is not defined
    http://localhost:50000/Metro_plugin.js, line 80 (col undefined)

    This is either a bug in Construct 2 or a problem with a third party plugin or behaviour….

    End Message..

    Can games using this plugin be tested in a browser (for gameplay etc.) or can it only be tested via VS for windows8?

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