Hey, velo here.
Since I was born in '98 (yes, very young) I didn't really had the chance to play NES, SNES, Sega Genesis and others. (I did play some NES/SNES games on an emulator tough).
Although my first system was a PS1, I always felt some love for 2D. Yeah, sure, Call of Duty, blah. I find Limbo, Cortex Command and others to be my personal favorites.
As for how I found Construct, I was very bored with Game Maker. I couldn't really find anyway to make the project I had in mind. Well, I started searching game engines and here I am. <img src="smileys/smiley1.gif" border="0" align="middle" />
Currently I am starting learning Construct (I have the basics, only need to learn stuff such as INIs, variables, etc) so I can start my first project, an uncommon 2D shooter with a retro style to it. I really look forward to seeing it done. <img src="smileys/smiley17.gif" border="0" align="middle" />
Ah, and BTW, I am more of a coder and artist. I do understand music (can play piano and guitar) but am truly horrible at composing.