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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


Throughout this chapter, you learned how to make your very own simulator game. Together, we made a fully functioning game that uses data stores, server scripts, GUIs, developer products, and game passes based on a set of requirements.

Once we knew the requirements for our game, we started creating the data stores for our game. We saw how to analyze which keys we need to store in the data stores. In addition, we saw why it is a bad practice to store multipliers inside the data stores. Instead, we should save the amount of, for example, rebirths the players did. Then, we can convert the number of rebirths into a multiplier.

After implementing our data stores, we started creating the server scripts for our game. First, we analyzed what information should be displayed in the GUIs and which actions players can perform. Based on this, we created RemoteEvents and RemoteFunctions. These RemoteEvents and RemoteFunctions perform certain actions, such as converting orbs into money...