Construct 3 is a game creation tool for making online games. Scirra has announced the Construct 3 beta will start in April 2017. This is exciting new for anyone that makes online games.
Construct 3 will depart from Construct 2 in that it will practice what it preaches when it comes to online games. Construct 3 will not only create online HTML5 style games, it will be an online HTML5 web application.
If it worries you that Construct 3 will not allow game development when you are offline or out-of-range of a network. Never fear, Construct 3 will take advantage of Chrome’s ability to allow you to use web apps even when you are not connected to the internet. So, you can keep your resources in the cloud, or keep them locally. You can also create your games while on the internet, or when you’re nowhere near an internet connection.
Construct 3 will import Construct 2 applications seamlessly. So, you don’t have to start over with new projects for games you are currently developing with Construct 2.
Construct 3 will have a free version and a subscription version. The subscription version will cost $99/year. That works out to just over $8 per month. Not a bad deal for professional game developers. Those creating games as a hobby instead of professionally may find this a bit of a sticker shock. Luckily for game-creation hobbyists, Construct 2 doesn’t have a scheduled end-of-life date, yet.
The current official announcement thread for Construct 3 is at https://www.scirra.com/forum/construct-3-official-information-thread_t187100.
Construct 3 has been written from the ground up as a web application targeted at game developers that plan on creating HTML5 games. This is an exciting time to be a web game developer and make online games!