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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

Setting up the round system

The main part of creating this game is setting up the game loop or round system. This backend code will allow you to have an intermission period before each game, add players to the battleground, show everyone who the victor is, and repeat the process.

Before creating this loop, we need to create a lobby for players to be in during the intermission period or after they die in an ongoing game. This lobby can be designed however you want and can include pads that prompt purchases when touched, like those you created in the previous chapter. Regardless, players will likely spend several minutes in here during their play session, so you want to keep them engaged. To keep dead players more entertained, you will be instructed on how to make a graphical UI (GUI) that allows you to spectate other players in the Working with the UI section of this chapter. Additionally, you could make a simple Obby with no checkpoints that players can try to complete to gain extra...