Sam Teach Yourself Roblox Game Development in 24 Hours The Official Roblox Guide

Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2020-10-15
Publisher(s): Sams Publishing
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Every month, more than 115 million people around the world spend over a billion hours engaging with the amazing Roblox massive multiplayer online video game platform — and Roblox’s fast growing community of developers has already earned over $150 million for the games it’s built. Sam Teach Yourself Roblox Game Development in 24 Hours: The Official Roblox Guide is Roblox’s official guide for every intermediate-level developer who wants to take their Roblox skills to the next level fast.

In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you’ll deepen your skills with virtually all facets of Roblox development. Each short, easy lesson builds on all that's come before, helping you take full advantage of this remarkable platform. Sam Teach Yourself Roblox Game Development in 24 Hours covers all this, and much more:
  • The Roblox engine, Studio dev tools, Lua language, and development lifecycle
  • Physics, rendering, terrain, lighting, atmosphere, effects, and sound
  • Importing assets, models, meshparts, and textures
  • Structuring your game
  • Coding game mechanics, animations, camera movement, and GUIs
  • Networking and mobile development
  • Monetization: consumables, one-time purchases, premium versions, attracting players, and advertising
Step-by-step instructions walk you through common questions, issues, and tasks; Q&As, Quizzes, and Exercises build and test your knowledge; "Did You Know?" tips offer insider advice and shortcuts; and "Watch Out!" alerts help you avoid pitfalls. By the time you're finished, you'll be a true Roblox game development expert.

Author Biography

Roblox’s mission is to bring the world together through play. Roblox enables anyone to imagine, create, and have fun with friends as they explore millions of immersive 3D experiences, all built by a global community of developers. Roblox is powered by a global community of over two million developers who produce their own immersive multiplayer experiences using Roblox Studio, Roblox’s intuitive desktop design tool. Roblox is ranked as one of the top online entertainment platforms for audiences under the age of 18 based on average monthly visits and time spent (ComScore).

Table of Contents

What Makes Roblox Roblox
What Makes Roblox Special
Inherently Social
User Made Content
Fast Prototyping and Iteration
Engine Components
Free, Free, Free
Open Ended
Quirky Intro to Studio
Installing Studio
Opening Templates
Arranging the Workspace
Building in Studio
Terrain Environment
Importing Assets
Working with Free Models
Importing Meshparts
Importing Textures
Game Structure and Development
Places and Games
Team Create
Physics/Advanced Building
Attachments and Constraints
Collision Groups
Coding with Lua
Coding Game Mechanics
Coding Animations
Coding Camera Movement GUI
Creating GUIs
Basic GUI Elements
Interactive GUIs
Coding GUIs Animation Editor
Using Editor
Importing Rigs
Importing Animations
Coding Animations
Default Character Animations Networking and Multiplayer
Client vs. Server
Local Effects Building for Cross Platform
Device Specific Inputs
Tips for Building for Mobile
Simulation Building for a Global Community
Compliance Monetization
One Time Purchases
Dev Ex'ing
Attracting Players
Game Thumbnails/Icons
Analytics Reference
Interface Break-Down
Lua/C# Comparison
Developer and Education Hubs

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