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Get Construct 3

Published 4 Aug, 2017
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Construct 3 runs right in your browser. There's nothing to download or install! Simply visit editor.construct.net in your browser on a supported system and Construct 3 will start. This makes it easy to switch between devices, use public computer terminals (even with strictly limited access), or painlessly deploy Construct 3 across a computer lab or office.

Run Construct 3 standalone

You can add Construct 3 to your desktop, shelf (on Chrome OS) or home screen (on Android). This creates an icon on your device to launch Construct 3 like an app. This is a great way to reach Construct 3 more easily, and also saves space on your screen since it hides the browser address bar and tabs.

To do this in Chrome, the steps depend on which platform you are using:

  • Windows/Linux: click Chrome's menu button and choose More toolsAdd to desktop
  • Chrome OS: click Chrome's menu button and choose More toolsAdd to shelf
  • Android: click Chrome's menu button and choose Add to Home screen.

Work offline

Construct 3 works offline! You don't have to always have an active Internet connection. You only need to be online the first time you load Construct 3. After Construct 3 first starts, after a while you should see a notification in the corner indicating Construct 3 is ready to work offline. Make sure you wait until you see that notification. Then Construct 3 will continue to work even if you go offline.

It's more convenient to use Construct 3 offline if you use the Add to desktop/shelf/homescreen feature to create an icon on your device to run Construct 3, as described in the previous section.

Updates

Construct 3 automatically stays up-to-date. It will notify you when there's a new version available, and when it's updated. Our website also provides a list of all releases with detailed information about changes in each update, and also provides links to run older versions in case there's a problem with an update. You can check which version of Construct 3 you're currently using by opening Construct 3's main menu and selecting About.

You can opt in to email notifications when updates become available in your subscription preferences. We also post news about updates on our Facebook page and Twitter account.

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