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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

Third-party sales

Another way you can monetize your game is by selling avatar items. avatar items are sometimes referred to as Catalog Items as well. In the Avatar Shop area, players can purchase new accessories and clothing to customize their avatar:

Figure 9.13 – Avatar Shop

But how do we earn money through these avatar items? When we sell these avatar items in our game, we get paid a commission. This commission is our “thank you” for selling someone else their avatar item. Commissions get paid as a percentage. This means that we get a portion of the money the player spent on this avatar item when they buy it in our game. Let us take a look at these percentages:

Table 9.3 – Avatar items

The preceding percentages are when a player purchases an avatar item in your game that you do not own. You get more when this is your own avatar item.

Limited Avatar Items

Roblox has limited avatar items. These avatar...