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App Development question

  • Hi all,

    I did a quick search on the forums before posting. Didn't see anything that specifically addressed my question.

    I've been a Scirra fan for about a year now, and looking for my first opportunity to leverage Construct 2 for an actual project. Turns out it's harder to design good games than I originally thought, so I'm thinking of leveraging some work I've already done in the past to get me started.

    The thing is, this work I have completed is not the kind of game others are using Construct 2 to make. In fact, it's not really a game, it's a simulation of a casino game. I'm not even looking for flashy graphics or animations (although adding them later could be neat), I just need input boxes and formatted output and a whole bunch of calculations to happen on the back end.

    Currently, the simulation is written in VBA (Excel is the front end), and I would like to convert it to HTML5 so it is in a universal format that I can either publish or convert to mobile app or desktop app. Also, I want to roll up my sleeves and get a project under my belt with Construct 2.

    Am I on the right track by using Construct 2 to accomplish this, or am I trying to fit a square peg in a round hole? Also, I'm a pretty noob programmer at the moment (hence the VBA), so I like the idea of using Contruct 2 for this.

    Thanks for any input you can offer!

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  • You can probably make what you are trying to, but i'm not 100% i've seen the type of "simulation" you are trying to make. The front end stuff of course could be done with C2, but im not 100% sure of some of the backend stuff. Either way you could still connect to if you needed to through various different ways using C2 created front ends.

  • Thanks for the reply, justifun. I may just take a crack at modeling this in C2 and see where I trip up. Then perhaps I will have better questions to ask.

    All I really need is a simple UI, the ability to track about 125 global variables (or perhaps leverage a database), and perform a large amount of conditional checks (If/Then) for each run of the program. The calculations themselves are very basic.

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