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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

Small UI improvements

So far, we have learned a lot about GUIs and how to scale and test them properly. However, there are a few small things we can improve in our GUIs to increase the quality of our UI tremendously. In the following subsections, we will dive deeper into all these small improvements we can make. We will start by looking at improving our GUIs for color-blind players. After that, we will look at the controls and navigation on GUIs, and we will also talk about images. In addition, we will use Tweens on GUIs and a few other small improvements.

Working with color-blindness

When picking colors for GUIs, people tend to forget that there are color-blind people. How amazing would it be to make our UI easy to use for color-blind players? If you have some previous experience with making GUIs, you most likely used the color combination of red and green. While this is a super-basic color combination for most of us, this is a very troubling color combination for people that...