Roblox has become the numero uno choice for millions of gamers to play their favorite games and has a fun few hours. The platform is filled with thousands of awesome video games to dive right in. But many players don’t realize that Roblox is much more than just a platform to play games.
You can create your own video games using some powerful game development tools offered by the awesome Roblox team. And what’s even more interesting is that you can make money with your games. So if that’s something you are interested in, I will tell you everything you need to know to create your own game in Roblox!
How to Make a Game?
Before we even begin to talk about the process of making a game on Roblox, the very first thing that we need is a game idea. You need to have a clear picture or documentation of what game you are trying to make. After that, you can create games on Roblox, from action adventure to fighting games to even anime-inspired games.
So, it’s up to you what genre of game you are trying to develop, and secondly, you need to figure out what platform you will develop your game for. Roblox lets you create games for PC, Mobile, and even Xbox. Last, you can even let players buy Roblox Robux to spend on in-game items and cosmetics.
Making a Game with Roblox
Roblox features many powerful tools to let you easily develop video games. From 3D models to UI elements, you can find everything under one roof to create various games. But for the sake of simplicity, we will discuss creating a Dino Run (chrome game) game for this tutorial.
Here is the step-by-step guide on how to develop a chrome game on Roblox. And for you to be able to follow this, you will need a stable internet connection.
Setting things up
The first thing you need to do to make a Roblox game is the Roblox Studio. You can find Roblox Studio on the official Roblox site, download it and open it up.
Roblox features many different templates you can use, which saves us a lot of time by not having to create the joint mechanics of the game in a particular genre. For example, since we are creating a 2D runner game, we can use the Line Runner template for this game.
You can find the templates under the All Templates tab and select the Line Runner template. This step can vary depending on the type of game that you are trying to develop. So you can choose the template accordingly.
Customize your Game
If you play the game, you will see that most of the game mechanics are already in place. From this point, it’s all about customizing your game to make it look the way you want. You can set up the level, play around with the objects or props, and pretty much everything on the screen.
You must go to the Workspace in the Explorer window to make changes to the game. You can change the game from the Workspace window by clicking on the object and changing its position in the game 2D world or removing it altogether.
If you want to change the game’s look, you can easily do so by clicking on the object and navigating to the Material tab, which will show you different types of materials with the object’s color. But, of course, each material in the template would already have some predefined setting to match the game’s theme.
Roblox Studio also allows you to change the game’s overall look to create the illusion of daytime by playing around with the lighting settings. For this, you will have to go to the lighting settings and play around with the time in the properties settings.
The Lobby / Start Scene
Once you are satisfied with how your game looks and plays out, all that’s left to do is create a start scene to let the players jump into the game. And to do that, what you need to do is add a start section from the StartModule folder into the Workspace from the ReplicatedStorage > PathModules and navigate to StartModule.
Simply drop it into the Workspace window of your game, and make some changes according to your own game. And after you have done editing it, drop it back from the folder you picked it from.
Publishing the Game
Now your game is ready to be published; luckily, it’s pretty easy to do that. All you have to do is follow these few simple steps:
- Navigate to the File tab and click on Publish to Roblox.
- Inside the Publishing window, you have to name your game and write a description to tell players what your game is all about.
- You can publish the game for different platforms by switching on/off the options available in the devices section.
- Once you have gone through the settings, you can just create the game’s final version.
- Done! You have created your very first Roblox game. All that’s left to do is make your game Public for other players to access.
Roblox has made it easy for gaming enthusiasts to create their own games from scratch. The development platform comes packed with ready-to-use assets and even templates that you can use to create a fully functional game within a single day.
But, of course, it all comes down to your personal preference and the type of game you want to make. Hopefully, this guide will help you make your first game with no problem.