For the past couple of weeks I've been attempting to work on a short game as a surprise for my girlfriend's birthday/Christmas, with the intention of using Super Mario gameplay and mechanics(ie powerups, world map, even some simple* cutscene and bosses. While I have the capability of spriting and composing music for this game, I've found I hit some roadblocks in using CC.
I will say that I did indeed follow the Ghost Shooter tutorial and the currently released Platform School tutorials, and that I find Construct is already easier to grasp then the likes of GameMaker, especially thanks to aspects such as the Platformer option. And not being very experienced with programming from code at all, I should be relieved that the events system is in place to do all that. However, I'm having a hard time grasping some of the technical aspects of it.
As far as I can understand, the events system at simplest runs on logic: For instance, if you wanted x get hurt by an y, you would have to create an event where x collides with y, and the resulting action being x powers down, takes damage, etc. Of course, it probably isn't that simple, as you'd have to factor in where y can be hit by x to destroy y, and other, more complicated actions and events.
This is where my problem comes in: I don't quite understand how to put a number of events/an event together, especially when creating one without aid. I've sifted through some tutorials on the site, but it's frustrating to think I've found a tutorial only to find that it's for Construct 2 or some such(And don't get me started on YouTube and all the Spanish Construct vids...). As I've said, I've never been very proficient in any sort of programming, but I would really love to learn, and especially get something done for my beloved!
I've had some other little troubles with the program, but I believe this is my biggest one. Hopefully I've posted this in the right section, and that I'm not just adding to a waste of other miscellaneous posts. I'm just a tad desperate is all, in the wake of school and such. I hope you guys can help me out!
*Obviously having never done anything like this I wouldn't really no if there IS a simple way to do it.