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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)
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Section I: Introduction to Roblox Development
Section II: Programming in Roblox
Section III: The Logistics of Game Production
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Finally, the last M is marketing. Marketing is the process through which you will make your experiences known to the world and gain thousands of new players. We have touched on some marketing concepts before, but let’s look at what makes a marketing campaign successful and how to engage the most players at a minimal cost.

The Roblox promotion system

As previously discussed, Roblox has an internal system of promotion that utilizes two forms in which promotional material appears to players; these are called User Ads and Sponsors. In Figure 7.3, you can see an example of an experience promoted via the Sponsors system and an advertisement made for an experience using the User Ads system:

Figure 7.3 – This shows examples of the Sponsors (top) and User Ads (bottom) promotion systems

Figure 7.3: This shows examples of the Sponsors (top) and User Ads (bottom) promotion systems

There are advantages and disadvantages to using one of these systems over the other. When using the Sponsors system, advertisement-blocking web browser extensions will not...