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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

Filtering user text

Most of Roblox’s user base consists of younger players. Obviously, we do not want them to see any inappropriate text. Therefore, a lot of text has to be filtered in our games. Roblox already does a lot of text filtering for us, such as when someone sends a message in our game. However, sometimes we decide to make a system that involves text sent by users that can be displayed to other users. In those scenarios, we need to do the text filtering ourselves. If we do not do this, our game might get taken down by Roblox as it would break the Roblox Community Standards.

Text filtering is usually considered to be very complicated at first. Therefore, we will slowly walk through each step you have to program to filter messages in our game.


To learn how to filter text, we will be using a Roblox game with a premade user interface. Besides this, a partially made server Script listens to the ReceivedMessage RemoteEvent that the user interface fires...