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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

Getting Started with Roblox studio

Roblox Studio is the application in which you will create all of your games. With a variety of tools, information, and add-ons, Studio will function as your development hub from the conception of a project to its release.

Return to the Create page and click the Edit button next to the gear icon. If Studio is not already downloaded, you will be prompted with a set of instructions to download it, as seen in Figure 2.7, the program will launch automatically after installing:

Figure 2.7 – Clicking the Edit button will prompt you to download Studio if it is not installed

By the end of this section, you will know how to navigate through the tabs and menus of Roblox Studio, be knowledgeable about the various tools within Studio, and be ready to begin setting up your first game.

The File menu and settings

Like most applications, the File menu holds a variety of actions and submenus that are a core component of your...