Are you interested in creating your own games on Roblox instead of just playing other people’s? If so, here’s what you need to know.
Roblox is an excellent game for people of all ages. You may wonder how you can contribute your own games to the service if you’ve invested time and money in it for a while.
You will learn everything you need to know to create your very first Roblox game and publish it on the service.
What is Roblox?
The creative gaming platform is used by nearly one million and a half children in the UK. Why is it so popular and how safe is it?
Although Roblox is not as well-known as Minecraft or Fortnite, it recently announced that it has more than 100 million monthly active players.
Media attention for it has been lower than for rivals, leaving parents whose children now ask to play it (or play it without asking) in need of a primer.
There isn’t just one game, but rather a collection of more than 50 million games, all created by its community of players. Similar to YouTube, the service has a large library of “user-generated content”, but it is games instead of videos.
Roblox is an application available for computers, games consoles, smartphones and tablets that children (and adults) can use to browse and play games. A key aspect of the game’s appeal is the social aspects, such as the ability to add friends and chat with them while playing.
There’s nothing new about Roblox: it was launched in 2006 and has been growing steadily ever since.
How many children play Roblox?
Despite saying 40% of its users are female and girls, Roblox doesn’t separate its 100 million users between children and adults.
According to research firm Kids Insights, approximately 1.5 million children in the UK play Roblox. Based on data from 20,000 British children, the company estimates that 24% of 10- to 12-year-olds are playing Roblox – more than TikTok (13%) and Snapchat (20%) and almost as popular as Instagram (25%).
Roblox says 19% of these youngsters are playing the game, a bit behind YouTube (43%), but ahead of TV brands like CBBC (11%), Nickelodeon (10%) and Cartoon Network (8%).
To Create Your First Roblox Game, What Software Do You Need?
Roblox players should already have an account if they are already Roblox players. Fill out the Roblox registration form to create one if you haven’t already. Once that’s done, you’ll need to download a specific piece of software.
To create a new Roblox, log in to your Roblox account and click the Create button at the top. Click Start Creating on the new page, then click Download Studio to download the Roblox creation software.
Install the software by running the downloaded program and following the instructions on-screen. It’s as simple as dragging and dropping the application onto your hard drive if you’re on a Mac.
Everything you need is now in your hands. You’re ready to go after logging in to your Roblox account.
Getting Started Creating Your First Roblox Game
You can now start creating your game as soon as you download your software. Like many things, it’s not quite as simple as that. Depending on what kind of game you want to make, your first steps will be different.
Roblox Studio comes with an impressive collection of game templates. This is by far one of its best features. They provide a great starting point for you to build on. You should choose something simple to learn the ropes when creating your first game.
Your first game should be an obstacle course, otherwise known as an Obby. In addition to being immensely popular on Roblox, these types of games can also be constructed very easily with or without a template.
Start by opening Roblox Studio and selecting either Baseplate or Obby, depending on what you want to do. Unlike Baseplate, where you have nothing but a spawn point and solid ground, Obby has an obstacle course to get you started.
Making your game will follow a similar process no matter which way you go. You must open the Workspace drop-down menu on the right side of the screen, select Baseplate, and release the Delete key if you began with a baseplate. If players fail after all, the obstacle course is intended to cause them to fall to their deaths.
How to Use Roblox Studio
The first thing you should learn when you first start playing your new game is how to move the camera. By pressing W, A, S, and D, the camera will move forward, backward, left, and right, respectively. By holding down the right mouse button and dragging your mouse, you can also move up and down.
You will need some obstacles to start your obstacle course, and you can create them using the toolbar at the top of the screen. Go to Parts, then click the arrow. The shapes that you can spawn are listed here.
These different shapes can be used to create construction obstacles. You can start off by having a bunch of stepping stones that players have to jump over without falling. Creating obstacles, however, requires you to master manipulating parts.
You can manipulate your spawned objects around the screen by selecting Move, Scale, and Rotate from the toolbar after selecting your spawned parts. The move allows you to change the location of your object, Scale lets you change its size, and Rotate lets you change its orientation.
Your first obstacle should be able to be made out of basic shapes when you use these tools. You need to prevent your obstacles from falling out of the sky once you’ve set everything up. Under the Edit heading, click the Anchor icon in the toolbar after selecting your obstacles.
In the toolbar near the top of your screen, you can press Play to test your game. Duplicate can also be selected by right-clicking on any object you want to copy exactly. By following only, the directions we gave you, you should be able to create something similar to the level pictures above.
How to Improve Your Roblox Game’s Graphics?
You will need to make sure that your obstacle course looks prettier once you’ve developed the basics. You can do this in several different ways.
The toolbox menu lets you select pre-built assets from a repository of objects and skyboxes. From trees to spectators, you can decorate your new game however you like. Click the Toolbox icon under the Insert heading if the Toolbox isn’t visible.
You can search for objects by typing a search query in the search bar and pressing Enter once the toolbox is open. Once you click on the item you wish to use in your game, it will spawn. As with your level obstacles, you can manipulate it in the same way.
As well as the Edit heading on the toolbar, you can also use this to decorate your parts. You can modify the appearance of your part by selecting it. Select which material you’d like your part to be made from by clicking the arrow beneath Material. Color can also be changed by clicking on the corresponding arrow.
Adding a thank-you message at the end of the game is also an option. Make sure the sign is anchored with a flat object. Then click the white plus symbol that appears when you hover over the white plus symbol in the Explorer window on the right of the screen.
Then click on the white plus symbol on the Surface GUI you just created, and select Text Label from the drop-down that appears. You can customize your Text Label’s size, color, font, and content under the Text heading in the Properties dialog box.
Check the Properties window of the Surface GUI you created if your label does not appear. If the label doesn’t appear, try all the various options under the Face heading. The Face heading determines which side of the object your label will appear on.
A game’s ultimate goal is to be published. Click File > Save to Roblox as and create a new game. Here is where you need to give your game a name and description so people know what it’s about. Click Create when you’re ready, and your game will be live immediately.
Next Steps for Roblox Game Creation
Your first Roblox game is now ready with all the tools you need. Practice makes perfect, so keep working on your game. Your skills will improve the more time you spend with Roblox Studio.
Lua is the engine’s programming language, so you’ll have to learn it in order to create more advanced games. It is extremely easy to learn, and you can have the basics down in just a few days of practice. With your Lua knowledge, you can create almost any game you want.
Using software like Blender, you can make your assets from scratch if you want to get really advanced. If you run into trouble, there are also many online communities that discuss Roblox games.
This is how to build your first Roblox game
This guide should provide you with everything you need to become a master of Roblox game-creation. In this lesson, I’ll explain how to create objects, how to keep them in place, and how to get the software. Have fun creating!