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Mastering Roblox Coding

By : Mark Kiepe
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Mastering Roblox Coding

By: Mark Kiepe

Overview of this book

Roblox is a game platform with over 47 million daily active users. Something unique to Roblox is that you’re playing games made by other gamers! This means that you can make your own games, even if you have no experience. In addition, Roblox provides a free engine that allows you to create and publish a simple game in less than five minutes and get paid while at it. Most Roblox games require programming. This book starts with the basics of programming in Roblox Luau. Each chapter builds on the previous one, which eventually results in you mastering programming concepts in Lua. Next, the book teaches you complex technologies that you can implement in your game. Each concept is explained clearly and uses simple examples that show you how the technology is being used. This book contains additional exercises for you to experiment with the concepts you’ve learned. Using best practices, you will understand how to write and build complex systems such as databases, user input controls, and all device user interfaces. In addition, you will learn how to build an entire game from scratch. By the end of this book, you will be able to program complex systems in Roblox from the ground up by learning how to write code using Luau and create optimized code.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Part 1: Start Programming with Roblox
Part 2: Programming Advanced Systems
Part 3: Creating Your Own Simulator Game

Programming game passes

Throughout the previous chapters, we learned everything about programming Roblox games. We learned how to secure and optimize our game, build data stores, listen to user input, and work with graphical user interfaces (GUIs). While it is true that all of these categories are essential while creating a game, there also needs to be a monetization aspect of your game.

There are many ways to monetize your game. Throughout this chapter, we will cover the most popular ones. One way to start earning from your game is by creating game passes. Roblox allows developers to sell game passes, which act as permanent power-ups for your game. We are allowed to implement the effects of these game passes ourselves. A few examples of game passes are admin commands, double money, bigger plots, exclusive cars, and anything else that fits your game genre.

Each published Roblox game has a Store section, as shown in the following screenshot. Inside this Store section, we can see...