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Coding Roblox Games Made Easy, Second Edition - Second Edition

By : Zander Brumbaugh
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Coding Roblox Games Made Easy, Second Edition - Second Edition

By: Zander Brumbaugh

Overview of this book

“I read/worked through the book with my kids to build a game together and I highly recommend pre-teens, teens, and tweens to pick this up as their first book to coding games” -James W. Y III, Technology Integration Specialist at Old Bridge Township Public Schools “...a must-read, must-practice essential book for anyone getting started with building games on Roblox using Luau programming...” -Frederic Markus, President, Feerik Games (Ex-Ubisoft, Nintendo, Rockstar, Disney, LucasArts, and Epic Games) “..includes everything from Roblox Studio menus, the basics of the Luau scripting language, how to tie in real-world (or any world!) physics into your experience of marketing your game as well as some great ideas for where to go next.” -Jay Sebastian, Computer Scientist and Adjunct Lecturer in AI for Games and Simulation Roblox isn't just popular; it's incredibly popular, featuring more than 54 million active players per day. Any experience imaginable can be created on Roblox. Coding Roblox Games Made Easy, 2nd Edition, is a go-to guide for anyone at any age looking to get started with building a game on Roblox using Luau programming. In just about 300 pages, you’ll learn the basics of Luau programming, build two end-to-end games, add customizations to finally publish and monetize them. The bonus chapter ‘50 Cool Things to do in Roblox’ is a perfect end to your learning journey with information nuggets presented with examples to save your time when coding, animating, building avatars, using Robux and so much more. Join Zander, 19-year-old Roblox developer and programmer on this game-development journey and bring your ideas to life
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Free Chapter
1
Section I: Introduction to Roblox Development
4
Section II: Programming in Roblox
9
Section III: The Logistics of Game Production
13
Other Books You May Enjoy
14
Index

Mechanics

The first M we will cover is mechanics. The mechanics of experiences on Roblox, or any platform for that matter, can vary widely. Some popular themes on Roblox include simulators, role-play (RP) games, tycoons, and minigames. The shared characteristics between these experiences regarding mechanics can be simplified down to repeated reward, social interaction, or both.

In this section, we will break down the mechanics of these commonly occurring experience themes and identify what makes them successful so that you can potentially integrate those ideas into entire genres of your own creation.

Simulators

For experiences such as simulators, users start off with very basic tools, weapons, or abilities. Over time, as users perform some simple task—often as simple as clicking their mouse—they gain stats, which can be converted to a currency that is used to purchase better items in the experience. This allows players at the beginning of the experience to...