Hi, I'm also thinking about doing a management/tycoon/simulation type of game. The game would have many of the looks and feels and features of Patrician 3, Capitalism 2 and Sim City 4. I have designed on paper most of the game mechanics but now realize, from some of the many astute and wise comments on this board, that since I'm new to game programming and Construct 2 it is probably better for me to first tackle some smaller projects, much smaller projects, before I start work on my masterpiece.
I don't want to build a platformer, I hate those games. I have very little interest in RPGs and adventure games. Those games a so different from what I ultimately want to achieve. Is there a way to create a super, super, super simplified version of a strategy/simulation game? Do you have any suggestions of such a potential project that would serve as a learning experience and stepping stone?