Book Image

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


In this chapter, you learned how to use the Create page of the Roblox website in order to create new games, change external settings, add monetization items, and promote your game for millions of users to see. Moreover, you familiarized yourself with Roblox Studio and you can now create and change the properties of new instances, manage internal game settings, customize Studio to increase your productivity, and manipulate your environment with built-in tools. Lastly, you found the resources that Roblox provides to its developers to advance knowledge, get development help, and network with other members of the community.

The next chapter will begin by introducing you to the Roblox Lua language and general programming constructs that will be key components of your future as a game developer and programmer in general. By the end of the following chapter, you will be able to make your own programs in Lua with the prowess to utilize proper style and produce optimized code.