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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


You have now finished creating what may be one of your first full Roblox games. From this chapter, you have learned how to manage players and their data and make systems that add functionality behaviors to your game as a whole, as well as implement engagement techniques to better attract and keep your audience. Going forward you will make another game example, which will use some of the systems from this chapter as well as many new ones so that you may implement more complex mechanics into your future games.

In the following chapter, you will learn how to create a Battle Royale themed game. Battle royale games are currently extremely popular, being the concept used in Fortnite, PUBG, COD: Warzone, and more. A game of this type will grant you more experience working from the client and subsequently implementing more security practices, as you will be guided to create weapons, work with the user interface, and generally use more client-to-server communication.