App Crash Course
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App Crash Course

Get started building mobile app games TODAY!
4.9 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,368 students enrolled
Created by James Weatherford
Last updated 7/2015
Current price: $15 Original price: $20 Discount: 25% off
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  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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  • 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)

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.

Sign up for The App Crash Course TODAY!

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.
Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
Start Here
1 Lecture 00:45

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

First Things First
Get Set...
1 Lecture 20:39

A detailed walk through of the Construct 2 Dashboard

Discovering The Dashboard
Importing Content
4 Lectures 47:40

Learn how to import content such as sprites "images"

Importing Sprites

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

Chopper animation

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

Copy and paste is fun!!

Build a set of commands to create random background scenery

Random Cloud Generator
The Appearance of flight
4 Lectures 57:24

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

Scrolling scenery, "The appearance of flight"

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

Bring in the artillery!

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

Teach those guys to shoot!

Import the sprite "lady"

Who are we trying to save? "The People!"
Spawning Objects @ Random Times
3 Lectures 47:25

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

Random spawn tanks and people

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

Time is of the essence

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

Logging Hits & Touch Input
3 Lectures 43:46

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

Hes Hit!

Now we take out the chopper when hit and subtract lives

Destroying The Chopper

Add physics properties to create the fall and lift effects

Gravity & lift
Speed Controls & Scoring
6 Lectures 01:00:45

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

Preview 15:11

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

Preview 11:09

Setting up the FINAL SCORING logic

Preview 14:43

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

Lives = 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.

2 Lectures 19:16

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

Compiling for ANDROID (INTEL XDK)

A Crash Course on INTEL XDK

1 Lecture 18:51

The final frontier of app development. PUBLISHING!

Publishing your APP!
About the Instructor
James Weatherford
4.9 Average rating
7 Reviews
2,368 Students
1 Course
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.

Welcome Aboard!