I'm Steve, i'm 24 and from Nottingham. I'm a PhD student from Nottingham University (Comp Science) and i'm looking to have a little play around with construct 2 in my own time (interests outside of research).
I've had a look at construct 2 and I am just about to delve into learning how to use it by following the tutorials.
Before I delve in too far, I just want to check if something in particular is possible.
I will be using Construct 2 to make what i'd call more of a dynamic video than a game. I will need to get some data into the video/game which will depend on some ID.
I'll be running a jetty server with Tapestry 5 which all of the data be stored on (as java objects). I can open that up so it can be retrieved using Json or XML, or I can even put the necessary parts into the HTML page when it loads. I could just do with knowing that I can read in values from the HTML page into the app, or from an external JSON object (which will still require an ID to be known to retrieve it). If using JSON/XML, I will still need to be able to pass the ID into the construct 2 video/game so that it is able to retrieve the correct data from the web service, is there a tutorial or some documentation I have missed on how to do that? I hope that makes sense, perhaps I haven't described it too well.
Is this kind of thing easily possible? My video will be relatively simple, it is really just displaying data in some new ways.