I just started out making games for Construct 2, and already have a pretty good prototype - awesome!
However, before I spend too much time in finalizing the game, and adding all the flair, I want to make sure that it'll be worth it. I use iPhone, and in Sweden it's near 60% of the market share. By looking at the completed creations forum, it seems most people here develop with Android in mind, am I right?
According to market share stats, around 16% of users still have iPhone 4, which means that they will have iOS 7. The good news is that iPhone 4 is declining, and with the release of iPhone 6, probably even more.
I understand that iOS 8 is much better in handling HTML 5 and web graphics, but my question is - Is it possible to make games with Construct 2, and export them to the App store, and get great performance? To find this out, I'm trying as hard as I can to find well executed high speed action games on the app store, made with Construct 2.
The best (only) I could find so far is Mr. Dot by mollaq (beautiful art design), and it worked great on my iPad 4 (iOS 7) and also iPhone 5 (iOS8) with close to 60 fps.
On my iPhone 4 it was playable, a bit unstable frame rate of somewhere around 15-20, but not a native feel. Sometimes it missed my taps. And this game has mostly one character and a scrolling background. What would a game look like on that device with 20-30 object on screen, and perhaps adding some effects? Is it OK to ignore older phones like iPhone 4?
And the final question, which probably is the hardest one, and suitable for a different thread - which exporting platform should I use? Mr. Dot was made with Cocoon JS / ludei, but there seems to be some impopularity with it while browsing the Construct 2 forums. What other options do I have to make a high performing native like game?
And if you know any well made Construct 2 action packed games in the App Store, let me know. I assume part of the perfomance is based on skill and knowledge too. I'd love to try them out on iPhone 4, 5, 6 and iPad 4 and let you know of the performance.
EDIT: URLs to market share and Mr. Dot was removed due to this being my first post, but you'll survive