Roblox Game Making Tutorials – Complete Guide

Roblox is an online game platform that has been very popular since its release in 2006, and is largely driven by its enthusiastic community. There are thousands of custom-made games that are open for the public to play in a multiplayer setting, ranging from simulations to battle royales.

As well as being able to play games, though, you can also create your own with Roblox’s versatile game engine known as Roblox Studio. Roblox game making is not only fun for all ages, but allows you to easily create pretty much anything that comes to mind – and multiplayer support is built-in already. With its vibrant community and many opportunities, jumping into Roblox game making has never been easier.

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Roblox Studio Features

Roblox Studio offers a ton of features to help you in the Roblox game making process including:

  • A large online library of 3D models, textures, images, etc.
  • Use of the Lua programming language to script game logic.
  • Well-documented API information.
  • The ability to instantly publish games online which are immediately ready to be played with friends.

roblox studio editor

Who is this For?

Well, if you want to create a multiplayer game to play with friends and don’t want to tinker around with networking code and servers – then Roblox Studio is for you. It’s also a great introduction into game development as it strips away all the daunting complexity of other engines.

If you already have experience in other game engines such as Unity, Godot, or Unreal – then Roblox should have a fairly easy onboarding process as well. The structure of the engine is similar to those mentioned, and learning Lua should be easy if you already have experience in C#, C++, GDScript, etc.

Another benefit of Roblox is that the whole experience of creating and playing games is self-contained. You don’t need to host servers, manage distribution platforms, etc. You hit the publish button and your game is out there for potentially millions of people to play. Roblox also facilitates monetization, so if your game becomes popular you could earn some money. So if you are just starting out with game development, or just want less complicated multiplayer development – then definitely give Roblox Studio a go!

Popular Roblox Games

There are millions of different games for you to play on Roblox. Here’s a few of the most popular ones.

Here’s the trailer forĀ Arsenal. A multiplayer FPS game in Roblox.

How to Start with Roblox Studio

Alright, so you want to make Roblox games – how do you begin? Well, let’s start by downloading the game engine here. Click on theĀ Start Creating button and you can download the software.

roblox create page

Once you’ve logged intoĀ Roblox Studio, you should have the program open. Go to theĀ New page and double-click theĀ Baseplate template.

roblox studio template page

The engine should then open up.

roblox studio editor

The only thing we have in our game right now is a baseplate (floor) and a spawn location (this is where the players spawn). To move things around, you can click on them to select (you should see a blue outline). Then you can hold down the left mouse button and drag around to move the part.

Now as you create your games, you’ll want to test them out. At the top of the window, you’ll see a row of different tabs. Click on theĀ TEST tab and click on theĀ PlayĀ button.

roblox studio test tab play button

You’re now playing the game! But there’s not much to do here. When you want to stop playing the game and get back to creating, click on theĀ Stop button.

roblox studio stop playing the game

Ok, so you’ve got the game engine open and you know how to play the game. But how about adding in some content? An obstacle course? Combat? Below is a list of tutorials to get you started!

Roblox Tutorials

Lua Tutorials

Lua is the programming language we use to script our Roblox games. These tutorials will help you out if you’re totally new to coding.

Roblox Community Links

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