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Pausing Your Game

There are times you may want to pause your game.

Turn In: This is an extra activity, nothing needs to be turned in.

This is an extra activity that is not fully developed but provided to answer a student question.

Some work, research, experimentation, and testing is required.

Copy one of your games and test with that copy.

You will need an event to pause the game and a different event to start the game back up. Assuming you have added the keyboard, set a Keyboard event when the P is pressed to pause the game and a different event when the S is pressed to start the game back up. If already using P or S then choose different letters.

When the P is pressed, the action should be System->Set time scale to 0. When the S is pressed, the action should be System->Set time scale to 1.0

In the Construct2 Tutorials are a simple and an advanced game pause tutorial. Read through and try the information provided in those tutorials as time and interest permits.

A Simple Pause menu

Advanced game pausing


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