I am originally from Hawaii, but now in the scorching Arizona desert <img src="smileys/smiley17.gif" border="0" align="middle" /> I must say I was originally looking for a fun way to introduce coding to my son and the things that got me into coding weren't quite grabbing his attention (like Logo, C64, etc.). That is until I came across your amazing Construct2 product! We tried other similar products on the market like Game Maker, Logo3D (wonderful too!), and Platinum Arts Sandbox. Game Maker wasn't quite intuitive, Logo3D was excellent for math, and Sandbox was very simple, but really just a mapmaker though still fun for him. After showing him he could make an angry birds-like game or his current favorite game, Monster Physics using Contruct2 he was sold!
I could see how easy it was for him to grasp the event-based concepts and I started wondering if I could use it too. Due to your site's excellent manual, tutorials, forums, and all important and very kind members I was able to see that Construct2 could also be used for prototyping as well as creating pretty rich non-game apps. I decided to see how quickly I could code a similar app I did many years ago when I was still coding just to see how long it would take and when it took me just 3 days to do something that took me weeks I was sold! I purchased the Personal Edition and I am having a blast getting back into programming again!
Thanks again for this superb product and wonderful community!!!! <img src="smileys/smiley10.gif" border="0" align="middle" />