We are very excited to be able to finally launch the public beta for Construct 3!
Why we are running a public beta
As thrilling as it is to launch a new product and share it with the
world, the main aim of the public beta is to find and fix as many issues
as possible. This will likely include a lot of bugs, but will also
involve smoothing out any user interface or user experience issues. We
are still working on some features, too. On top of that we're going to
be listening carefully to everyone's feedback and working hard to make
Construct 3 the best it possibly can be. So please give it a spin and
let us know what you think! And if you run in to any problems, please do
let us know as well. We have a Construct 3 forum section for all feedback.
What to expect
Please be aware this is is an early release. It should not be
considered representative of the final product. The early stage of a
major software release is likely to be buggy, or have oversights or some
missing features. Things will likely improve quickly though. Also it
does not necessarily mean all decisions made are final; we still may
choose to make significant changes before the end of the public beta.
To help protect your work from any stability issues at this early stage, please be sure to back up your work regularly!
What the beta includes
Our aim is to get lots of testing done and receive general feedback.
Construct 3 is also not on sale yet. So for the public beta we are
making the Free Edition of Construct 3 available. This has limits and
several features are unavailable. However we will be making the
fully-licensed version available for one week during the Newgrounds Gamejam
from May 15th-21st! We aim to have subscriptions on sale when that week
ends, by which time we should have found and fixed any last issues
relating to subscriber-only features.
How to use the beta
Construct 3 requires Chrome 57+. This recently became the lastest
stable version. If your system hasn't updated yet, you can usually
manually update by opening the Chrome menu and selecting Help → About Google Chrome. On mobile, check for updates in the Google Play Store. If you still can't update, try installing Chrome Beta.
You can log in to Construct 3 (and the construct.net website) with the same username and password you use here on Scirra.com.
We'd like to point out one especially useful feature of Chrome that
makes it easier to use Construct 3: in the Chrome menu, try selecting More tools → Add to desktop (or Add to shelf on Chrome OS, or Add to homescreen on mobile). Be sure to tick Open as window
if the option is there. This creates an icon for Construct 3 on your
desktop or home screen that lets you use Construct 3 like any other app.
It also removes the browser address bar and UI, which saves space on
your screen for more of Construct 3! And don't forget Construct 3 works
offline too, so the icon will continue to work wherever you go or
whatever happens to your Internet connection.
Let me at it!
Ready to go? We're launching a whole new website over at Construct.net.
It's still a work in progress, but we'll be updating it regularly
throughout the beta. If you want to jump directly to Construct 3, just
click the link below.
We hope you enjoy using Construct 3!
Source Material: https://www.scirra.com/blog/202/construct-3-public-beta-now-available