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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

Adding peripheral game aspects

For your game to be complete, you must be able to work with the more peripheral aspects of a project. Having the ability to manage sometimes overlooked project details such as sound, lighting, and other effects will make you more experienced and consequently more valuable as a member of a team.


In game development, sound is a very important aspect of making your players feel completely captivated by whatever is occurring in a scene or portion of gameplay. While proper sound design is its own subject, it is important that you know where to find sounds and how to manipulate them inside Roblox.

There are several routes you can take to acquire the right sounds, those being searching for audio in the Toolbox, looking for models in the Toolbox that may contain the sound you need, or uploading your own audio files to Roblox. The first option can be done through the Toolbox or Roblox library web page. Using the Toolbox or library, you can simply...