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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

Demonstrating programming style and efficiency

Writing code with good style not only improves the quality of your work, but it also prepares you to pursue programming in more professional environments or when working with other people. The rules you are about to cover are categorized by whether they exist universally in programming or if they pertain primarily to Roblox.

General style rules

Readability is an important aspect of maintaining good style. Not only do others who may read your code need to understand what is happening, but being able to follow your own code will greatly increase your workflow. Having a clean coding style will also enable you to be more conscious of other style factors you should be implementing. The two ways you can make your code the most readable are to use proper indentation and observe appropriate line length. For line length, most college programming courses will likely suggest that you limit your lines of code to one hundred characters. In Roblox...