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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

Traversing the Create page

The Create tab of the Roblox website displays all of your created games and uploaded assets, showing the most recently created first, in the tab related to the asset's category. Additionally, many of the actions that can be taken to change different overall settings of your game can be completed here. To access the Create page, navigate to, and you will be brought to the page depicted in Figure 2.1:

Figure 2.1 – The Create page shows everything related to development

To continue with this chapter, you need to navigate to the Create tab. Once there, find the default game that was created when your account was activated. If for some reason no games are shown in a list under the Create tab, click the Create New Game button, scroll down, and click Create Game. At this point, you can return to the Create page and continue. Now you are set to learn how to configure the external settings of your...