Here’s an article by Joseph about his experiments using two-dimensional game-creation software:
I recently started playing around with the idea of learning 2d game making in my spare time. However, while I want to learn Java, I don’t have the knowledge to be able to start programming games yet (or much else for that matter) so I’ve started using a free game creating tool called Construct 2 . I’ve spent the past couple of hours tinkering around and working through a tutorial for beginners…
The full article may be found at Kingdom338.blogspot.com.