Bob Crowley

Information & Communications Technology

.net .net core ASP.NET Visual Studio / .NET SQL Server Data Tools sql server Power Apps Power Automate Microsoft Teams

Portland, Maine, United States

Building 2D games with Construct

Construct is an in-browser development environment for creating 2D games. Contrary to what you might expect, the browser based IDE has extreme power and top notch user experience. It is an all-inclusive suite of tools for creating sophisticated games with as much, or as little coding as you desire.

This session will build a simple game from scratch that demonstrates the core features of the platform including movement, animations, sound, scripting and expressions. Even if you are a tried-and-true coder, the event sheet, which provides a code-less interface for defining all of the actions taking place 60 times per second, is a great way to build a complex game quickly.

We will also see how to debug, share and publish games to various platforms. Bring your device along and help me test the game in real time!

Bob Crowley

Sr. Software Developer, .Net

Bob Crowley is a Senior Software Developer in Portland Maine where he builds solutions in the .Net and Azure ecosystems. He has been writing bugs for over 17 years, mostly in the financial industry despite (or because?) still not knowing the difference between a debit and a credit.

In his free time he likes to make the most of both weeks of Maine's summer out on the water either in a kayak or saltwater fishing.

Find Bob on twitter @contrivedex and see his occasional ramblings on

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