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Coding Roblox Games Made Easy, Second Edition - Second Edition

By : Zander Brumbaugh
Book Image

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
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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

Learning about data types and creating variables

In programming, a variable is a way for your code to hold a piece of information; different types of information are called data types. Variables are convenient because when you create one, you can give it an identifier (a name) so that it may be easily referenced and used later. In many programming languages, these variables are typed; this means that the type of the variable, be it a number or a word, must be decided when it is created.

Luau is a gradually typed language; this means that variables are not typed by default, but you can specify them to be so. For this book, we will not be making use of gradual typing, which was the only option available before the implementation of Luau in Roblox and is more widely used. You can learn more about gradual typing and other features of the Luau language here: https://luau-lang.org/.

It is important that you know what the most common data types are before you begin programming.

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