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You can try to apply some functional programming ideas in other languages that have an imperative basis, but you haven't seen the real power unless you tried it in the environment of purely functional programming. Elm is a simple language with great learning resources and easy graphical output, which makes it easy to explore the power of functional programming. Plus programming in Elm is very readable. See More
Unreal Engine's visual language aka blueprints allows programmers to write games almost without limits, meaning that everything you would do in c++ is possible in blueprints too. Even if you find missing functions in blueprints, you can extend this language via plugins. Blueprints are beginner-friendly and suitable even for non-programmers. See More
Construct 2 is a tool for not just programmers, but artists as well. You can create a game with only visual coding, which is easy to learn and doesn't require any prevoius programming knowledge. You can focus on making your game better instead of just coding. It has some limitations of course, but it's definetly worth it. See More
Construct 2's event system allows for deep, detailed control over all aspects of your game. You aren't limited to just a few options. Rather, Scirra has thought of nearly everything in advance with access to any desired parameter of any object all paired with simple and intuitive ways to interact with them. Your events can be organized with event sheets (that can be included in other sheets), event groups, sub-events, loops, and functions that make the coding portion of your game as efficient as possible. You don't need any programming knowledge, but if you do have some, you'll feel right at home with the freedom C2 offers. See More
Construct 2 uses WebRTC technology to support it's multiplayer functionality. The nature of the technology allows peer-to-peer connection which does not require game developer to create server side architecture to allow communication between games. See More
All platform exporters are part of the subscription. There are no additional fees and new exporters are added quickly and maintained well. Currently, 15 platforms are supported, including HMTL 5, iOS, Android, Windows, Chrome Store, PhoneGap and Scirra. See More
Construct 2 is available in 4 variants. There's a free version with limited functionality that prohibits from making money from C2 creations and a full version that requires either a personal, business or educational license. The personal license is aimed at indie developers that make less than $5000 from games made with Construct 2 and non-profit organisations and costs $129.99. The business license is required once $5000 or more is already made and costs $429.99. These licenses are one-time buys that include all future upgrades of the software. An educational license is also available for $29.99/month that allows having Construct 2 on all on-site computers. See More
Extending the reach of a game developed with ImpactJS is easy due to the cross-platform nature the framework. There are Considerations around performance, resolution and audio, however all can be appropriately addressed when in development. Works in the browser via Canvas, even on mobile. Easily translatable into a packaged app. See More
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