To publish a project, use the
option. Construct 3 allows you to export to a range of platforms, such as the web (HTML5), Android and iOS (via Cordova), and desktop apps (via Windows/macOS wrappers or NW.js). Each platform has an accompanying tutorial to guide you through how the exporter works and covering any exporter-specific settings. Note in some cases fees may be involved, such as for developer subscriptions to allow uploading to app stores, or for hosting web content if you don't already have a server.
Every kind of export has three common settings:
- Deduplicate images will search the entire project for identical images and remove the duplicates. This helps save memory and reduce the download size by removing redundant images.
- Recompress images will recompress all the PNG images in the project with enhanced compression. This can take a long time, but often significantly reduces the download size of the exported project. This step is lossless, so is guaranteed to preserve the quality of all your artwork.
Each option helps optimise the exported project, but can make the export take longer. It is recommended to enable all three when exporting the final finished project for publishing. However if you are simply doing a trial export, you may wish to disable them to speed up the process.
Most exporters will prompt you for additional settings specific to that exporter. For example the Android exporter has a setting for the minimum supported Android version.
When the export finishes, you will be provided with a link to download a zip file containing the final exported project. You can also view some statistics about the export, such as how much download size was saved by image recompression (if it was enabled). The Export Manager can also be used to find the last few exported projects and download them again.
More information about publishing
The publishing process is different depending on the chosen export option. The Tutorials section has guides to help you export to each platform. Here are some to get you started: