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Coding Roblox Games Made Easy

By : Zander Brumbaugh
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Coding Roblox Games Made Easy

By: Zander Brumbaugh

Overview of this book

Roblox is a global virtual platform like no other for both playing and creating games. With well over 150 million monthly active users, Roblox hosts all genres of games that can be played by other members of the community using the Lua programming language. Not only can you create games for free, but you can also earn considerable sums of money if from the success of your games, and become part of the vast and supportive developer circle that provides excellent opportunities for networking in a tight-knit community. With this practical book, you'll get hands-on experience working on the Roblox platform. You'll start with an overview of Roblox development and then understand how to use Roblox Studio. As you progress, you'll gradually learn everything you need from how to program in Roblox Lua to creating Obby and Battle Royale games. Finally, you'll delve into the logistics of game production, focusing on optimizing the performance of your game by implementing impressive mechanics, monetization, and marketing practices. By the end of this Roblox book, you'll be able to lead or work with a team to bring your gaming world to life, and extend that experience to players around the world.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction to Roblox Development
Section 2: Programming in Roblox
Section 3: The Logistics of Game Production

Chapter 1: Introducing Roblox Development

Roblox is a massive entertainment platform like no other for both playing and creating games. With over 100 million monthly active users, Roblox has enabled both new and experienced developers to create successful games that can be played globally at no cost. With a plethora of resources and a vast and supportive community of developers from around the world to connect with, entering the Roblox game development scene is an opportunity that cannot be found anywhere else.

Before covering the technical details of working with Roblox Studio and programming in Lua, it is important that you are first familiar with what developing games on Roblox can offer you and what the day-to-day interactions with the platform typically consist of. By the end of this chapter, you will have a more comprehensive understanding of the different types of roles developers can fulfill in game projects, how becoming a Roblox developer can benefit you monetarily, and what to expect as you develop and publish your first games.

In this chapter, we're going to cover the following main topics:

  • Learning about the benefits of Roblox development
  • Discovering developer types
  • Gaining a perspective on your early projects