We're pleased to announce the beta version of the new Construct Arcade has landed! You can go and visit the arcade here: construct.net/en/free-online-games
The new arcade has a host of new features and improvements. We've also imported a lot of the games on the Scirra Arcade over to the new arcade.
Help! Where are my games?
If you login and visit construct.net/en/free-online-games/published-games you'll see any games that have been ported to the new arcade. Update: May 2020 If your games are not there, the period for porting them over has now lapsed. You will need to upload them again to the new arcade.
Improvements & New Features
New improved layout and categorisation which is also mobile friendly. When viewing on a mobile, it will also default the filter to only show mobile enabled games.
The new arcade is hosted in the cloud which means it will be far more stable than the previous Scirra Arcade. We've had issues with the previous arcade where our web-servers couldn't cope very well with large bursts of traffic. We're carefully monitoring performance and are now able to add new resources on demand.
The new arcade should also respond and perform significantly faster than the previous arcade.
Our embedding code has been simplified to one iframe tag. The embed itself also has the functionality to share, view instructions and go full screen. It also keeps you logged in if you have a Construct.net account ensuring your high scores (when this feature become available) are recorded no matter what site you're playing the game from.
Your publisher profile allows you to link to your social media accounts and add contact information. A central location to view all your published games.
My Games Centre
Your published and unpublished games are all easily viewable at a glance for the new my games centre. Get a snap shot of how many plays and likes your games are getting.
Unlike the previous arcade, the new arcade now also supports the C3 runtime.
You can enter a Google Analytics account ID in your global settings page. This will track plays and some events when players play your games.
Improved Privacy Controls
You can disable and enable lots of features on a per-game level. Disable or enable comments, ratings, stats. There are also 3 types of privacy for your games:
- Public - Anyone can play and find your games
- Private - Only usernames or IP addresses you specify can play your game
- Private via URL - The game wont appear in listing or searches and will have a random URL you can distribute. Anyone with this URL can play the game. You are also able to regenerate this URL whenever you want.
Much Easier Uploading
We realised asking for an image exactly 400x350px in size was annoying at times! Our new arcade allows any image at least that size and allows you to crop it to wherever you want.
App Store Links
Add links to your game in app stores. If you're uploading a demo game, this can be a great way to try to convert those plays into sales.
- Implementing search
- Game jams feature allowing us to easily run competitions
- Return of leader-boards and achievements
- Private arcades for our educational customers, allowing a safe and private place for your students games to be played and hosted from