I'm learning on the fly here�and as someone who was...um...less than engaged in even the most rudimentary math courses, the design process has been infuriating (but awesome nonetheless).
When I was a kid, I dreamed of having access to a Construct 2. I made "games" using paper cutouts, legos and other toys�games that made sense in my imagination, but quickly fell apart when attempting to explain how you "play" to a friend.
Now I'm 35 and diving into this. I never really evolved past the 16-bit era, so my goal is to make a few retro-style games that are fun and ridiculous...but creative. Consequently, I end up continuously going back to work on game elements I thought I'd finished; things that I'm sure are totally needless.
Since downloading C2 in May, I've started several projects; moving on to another as I realized what a horrible mess I made. But, they're silly and serve the purpose of wrapping my head around game logic and all the other crap that eventually turns my sprites into a chaotic lunatics.
After countless hours, I think the core concepts and their iterations are finally starting to sink in: I've settled on a platformer project based on my (well, she's my wife's too) Italian Greyhound, Bella. The enemies are pretty much all things that scare the f**k out of her. Many of which are inexplicable�like lamps. She hates lamps.
Anyway, here's a few screenshots from 'Bella's Jaunt':
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<img src="https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/184507682/bella_shot_4.jpg" border="0" />
<img src="https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/184507682/bella_shot_5.jpg" border="0" />
<img src="https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/184507682/bella_shot_6.jpg" border="0" />
<img src="https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/184507682/bella_shot_7.jpg" border="0" />
<img src="https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/184507682/bella_shot_8.jpg" border="0" />
<img src="https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/184507682/bella_shot_9.jpg" border="0" />