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Coding Roblox Games Made Easy

By : Zander Brumbaugh
Book Image

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 2: Knowing Your Work Environment

Fully knowing your work environment allows you, as a developer, to make progress on your projects more efficiently. Familiarizing yourself with the interfaces that Roblox developers work with on a daily basis in order to produce expansive, high-quality games will set you on a path to make your own.

From this chapter, you will be able to create new places for games on your profile, change external game settings, learn how to navigate and use Roblox Studio, and make use of the additional resources Roblox offers. You will also be able to manipulate some of the smaller, yet convenient, features it provides.

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

  • Traversing the Create page
  • Getting started with Roblox Studio
  • Exploring plugins and the Toolbox