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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)
1
Part 1: Start Programming with Roblox
5
Part 2: Programming Advanced Systems
12
Part 3: Creating Your Own Simulator Game

Preface

Roblox is a platform with over 47 million daily active users (DAU). Everyone can play and create games or experiences, as Roblox likes to call them, for free. Experiences on Roblox are all made by other users. This means that you are playing experiences made by other gamers!Anyone can start creating on Roblox for free even if you have no experience. Roblox provides an easy-to-use game engine that allows you to create and publish a simple game in less than five minutes for you and your friends to hang out. All the technical aspects of hosting your game and allowing others to join your experience are handled by Roblox for free as well. In addition, players can purchase items in your experience. When they do this, Roblox gives you a percentage of this sale. And the best part is that you can get paid real-life money when many users buy your in-game items.