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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
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

Setting up the frontend

With the backend of the experience fully complete, the remainder of this chapter will be used to create what players will interact with most directly. This will primarily include working with the UI.

Working with the UI

Up until this point, we have stayed away from creating or using any interface. The closest thing we have come to it is working with the leaderstats system, which is entirely automated. In this section, we will be creating a simple UI using instances provided by Roblox in order to become familiar with their associated properties, display important information to players, and provide additional engaging features.

Game message and remaining players display

To create UI for your experience, the first thing that you will need to do is navigate to the StarterGui service under the Explorer. After finding it, you should parent a new ScreenGui instance directly to the service and name it Main. By default, the properties of the ScreenGui...