Hey Construct Community,
I got into the closed beta for Project Spark yesterday and I shelled out money to buy Windows 8.1 and run it. While Project Spark is neat, it really made me appreciate how powerful Construct 2 actually is. I, probably like other C2 users, take many of C2's features for granted. Project Spark has a very clumsy and unintuitive visual coding interface, for starters. You can only view 5 events on one page at a time, which seriously disrupts the work flow. Creating basic mechanics like inventories and maps can only be done by "cheating the system", and taking the player to a different instance of the map to show them items on a table, which is strange because one of the distinguishing points of PS is the ability to create RPGs easily. Overall, I can only really see using Project Spark for creating a 3rd person platformer or a very light RPG along the lines of the Fable series. Construct 2, however, allows me to create any 2D game I can imagine, and export it to almost every popular device and potentially make a profit. Project Spark is fun to use and quickly make a simple game (it is the best 3D tool for prototyping), but Construct 2 is still the best software to use for creating deep, well designed games with ease.
tl;dr Construct 2 beats Project Spark in almost every way.
If you have any questions about Project Spark, or how it compares to a feature in Construct 2, I will try my best to answer!
Thanks for reading!