Construct 2 vs Unity 5 2D Game’s

If your at that stage right now where your deciding what engine you use can be very tricky. If your reading this you should have already come to the conclusion that a 2D game is the kind of games you want to build. Now it doesn’t matter if you’ve developed game’s in the past or even a pro just looking for something new. Construct 2 and Unity 5 are highly popular game engine’s that offer something in common. They both boast an easy to use interface in attempts to make game development more accessible.While at the same time offering you a lot of control.It’s contributed to the success of these engines.

If your not shy to programming or even a professional with another language. You might argue that building from the ground up is extremely fun and satisfying. Which if you enjoy that, you might prefer a library rather then and engine like these which take a lot of the work out of game development. Though you should also keep in mind, these engines are very popular because of the success rate of the amount of games produced with them. Keep that in mind.

Unity5vsConstruct2
 

Unity 5

Scripting

Yes – You have full control over your scripting in a choice of multiple languages.

Easy To Use Interface

Yes – The GUI can look confusing when you don’t know how to use it. Though in reality it’s as simple as it can be. While giving you plenty of control.

Scenes

Yes – You can construct different scene’s for your game.

Layers

Yes – You can use different layers on your scene’s.

Object Properties

Yes – Yes plenty of options on your objects and even the ability to add more options to each object.

Benefits (Opinion)

Unity 5 gives you a lot of power under the hood and even though boasting high accessibility, it give’s you unlimited control.

Construct 2

Scripting

No…  and Yes – Construct 2 uses an events system. It’s actually the basis of scripting in an easier to learn format without typing.

Easy To Use Interface

Yes – The GUI is as simple as Unity’s or even a tad bit more simple.

Scenes

Yes – Construct 2 supports scenes as layouts.

Layers

Yes – You can easily use different layers on your scene’s.

Object Properties

Yes – Their is plenty of options including additional properties that can be set per object.

Benefits (Opinion)

Construct 2 is a fantastic 2D engine. It’s extremely fast to use and quicker to pick up then Unity is. Though for a traditional programmer, the visual event system can sometimes be longer, more tedious hard work in the long run.

My Opinion

Both engines are fantastic and you’ll have a lot of fun in both. For me personally and keep in mind this is my own preference. I see Unity more as a 3D engine then it is 2D. While construct 2 is 2D only. There’s a lot of feature’s construct 2 give’s you easy access to. At the same time though I do wish construct 2 had an option for javascript or similar. As sometimes the event system can get frustrating and i think, this would be easier in script. None the less try both and see what will fit best for you.