Packt Publishing Ltd
Coding Roblox Games Made Easy by Zander Brumbaugh Summary
Publisher's note: This edition from 2021 is outdated and does not make use of the most recent Roblox features and Luau programming scenarios. A new second edition, updated for Roblox, Luau scripting from scratch, 2 end-to-end games, and a bonus chapter on 50 cool things to do on Roblox has now been published. Get up and running with Roblox development with the help of expert guidance for working with Roblox components and Lua programmingKey FeaturesDiscover solutions to common problems faced while creating games on RobloxExplore tips, tricks, and best practices and learn advanced Roblox coding techniques to create gamesUnderstand how to program in the Roblox Lua language, add engaging effects, add a variety of functionalities, and much moreBook Description Roblox is a global virtual platform like no other for both playing and creating games. With well over 150 million monthly active users, Roblox hosts all genres of games that can be played by other members of the community using the Lua programming language. Not only can you create games for free, but you can also earn considerable sums of money if from the success of your games, and become part of the vast and supportive developer circle that provides excellent opportunities for networking in a tight-knit community. With this practical book, you'll get hands-on experience working on the Roblox platform. You'll start with an overview of Roblox development and then understand how to use Roblox Studio. As you progress, you'll gradually learn everything you need from how to program in Roblox Lua to creating Obby and Battle Royale games. Finally, you'll delve into the logistics of game production, focusing on optimizing the performance of your game by implementing impressive mechanics, monetization, and marketing practices. By the end of this Roblox book, you'll be able to lead or work with a team to bring your gaming world to life, and extend that experience to players around the world. What you will learnGet started with Roblox development and explore aspects such as choosing a developer typeUnderstand how to use Roblox Studio and other free resourcesCreate your first game with the Roblox Lua programming languageBecome well-versed with the three Ms - Mechanics, Monetization, and MarketingDevelop real-world games such as Battle Royale and ObbyDiscover expert tips for collaborating effectively and managing project workloadsWho this book is for This Roblox guide is for anyone interested in learning how to develop games on the Roblox platform. If you're already familiar with Roblox and looking for tips, tricks, and Roblox and Lua best practices for efficient development, you'll find this book helpful. The book requires no prior knowledge of game development.