App Crash Course

Get started building mobile app games TODAY!
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  • Lectures 25
  • Length 5.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

This is a COMPLETE APP BUILD, In this course I walk you through every step of the process.

From software download to google play publication.

The App Crash Course from James Weatherford has been put together using the industries easiest, yet still powerful game design tools.

Construct 2 has been downloaded over 2,300,000 times to date and is actively used by tens of thousands of game developers.

Here is a quote from the software developers website:

CoinOp Story Developer

"Construct 2 is, by far, the most easiest and well made 2d game creation tool I've ever tried. Its event system is very intuitive and powerful, especially for a non programmer like me. "CoinOp Story" wouldn't exist without it!"

The course starts with a quick but effective intro to the Construct 2 software to eliminate unfamiliar fumbling so we can get right into the good stuff.

Then its animation, simulated flight, tanks, choppers and much more!!

If you have ever wanted to build your own game for android now is the time, I have streamlined the learning process and made this the simplest app build course on the market.

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What are the requirements?

  • You will need a desktop or laptop computer with internet access and the google chrome web browser installed.
  • Download the "FREE" version of Construct 2 from (full version required to publish apps for android)
  • A Google developers Account is also required to publish apps to the google play store (one time fee of 25.00 payed to google)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Build your very own Game using Construct 2
  • Understand The fundamentals of game design
  • Know how to use INTEL XDK for wrapping games files into an APK for ANDROID
  • Publish to google play using ANDROID developers dashboard

Who is the target audience?

  • The app Crash Course is designed to launch you into the world of mobile app development as quickly as possible!
  • This course is put together using the most user friendly programs available. Construct 2 and INTEL XDK
  • no special skills or programming knowledge required!
  • Simply put this will be the funnest Crash Course you will ever take and still walk away having learned what you set out to do in the first place.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Start Here

First things first... lets go ahead and get these downloads out the way so we can get to the good stuff.

Section 2: Get Set...

A detailed walk through of the Construct 2 Dashboard

Section 3: Importing Content

Learn how to import content such as sprites "images"


In this tutorial we add blades and lean to set animation frames


We can use copy and paste to create lots of clouds and other objects in game design


Build a set of commands to create random background scenery

Section 4: The Appearance of flight

We can give the appearance of movement, by moving all other objects and leaveing our chopper stationary.


We are getting deep now, The enemy has arived and there putting the barrels on there tanks.


Set up a auto fire mecanism to target and shoot at the aprochaing chopper


Import the sprite "lady"

Section 5: Spawning Objects @ Random Times

Build the events and comands that randomly spawn the tanks and people off the right edge of the display window


Now we are going to work on the valiables and images that control the count down clock


Use a action triggered varaible to add more time to the clock

Section 6: Logging Hits & Touch Input

Build a set of commands that will subtract lives and reset the game to its default settings


Now we take out the chopper when hit and subtract lives


Add physics properties to create the fall and lift effects

Section 7: Speed Controls & Scoring

Build the logic that tells the game to speed up when people are rescued


Set the maximum distance the lady can go "down" the rope


Setting up the FINAL SCORING logic


Set the action that sends the user to the scoring layout if lives reach "0"


Clean up your game, get ready for the ANDROID platform!


There is an action that needs to be added for the play button to be turned on... if the user is playing the game for the first time.

Section 8: INTEL XDK

We are now ready to turn our game into an ANDROID APP


A Crash Course on INTEL XDK

Section 9: Publishing

The final frontier of app development. PUBLISHING!

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Instructor Biography

James Weatherford, Founder & Instructor at App Crash

James Weatherford is a self taught ANDROID DEVELOPER with over 12 apps published to the google play store.

James Started building apps using the Construct 2 software 4 years ago and has continued to share his creative teaching skills with people just like you.

"Building Games has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I started in high school in the 90's when I dominated the basic programming class by creating a spaceship flying game out of simple keyboard characters like the "+" and "=" signs."

"My space ship looked kinda like this <++++++> and you could take off, fly and even abduct people!!"

Today I build apps and games using some of the most powerful and easy to use software ever created...

Construct 2 & INTEL XDK

Construct 2 is amazing, it uses a simple cause and event style command system.

Basically it works like this: IF (This Happens) [THEN DO THIS]

It is a command and event structure that is unlike no other.

Its that simple.

Anyone can use it and I make the learning process simple and fun.

Once you take any of my courses you will always have full access to the free resources and support available at the

App Crash Course website.

I will be here to help you every step of the way and I will make sure you understand exactly what your doing.

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