Free game development program
Roblox Studio is a free software program that gives you the ability to create personalized video games and play other games made by the community. Available on Apple Mac and Microsoft Windows operating systems, Roblox Studio boasts a templated and interactive online environment.
Is Roblox Studio free?
Roblox Studio offers a considerable amount of customization tools for free. The community members can launch their Roblox games on the platform and earn money from their creations when players buy in-game purchases: coins, skins, etc. Developers can earn Roblox’s virtual currency, Robux, and convert them into real dollars. It becomes a great source for money.
Manage the virtual workspace
Once downloaded, Roblox Studio functions with a login system. On a Window’s device, the Roblox’s user interface is reminiscent of the Microsoft Office package’s easy-to-use aesthetic. Once logged in, you'll be greeted with a panel on the left that contains the opportunity to begin creating a new game, and access the users’ previous, recent, and archived titles: ‘New’, ‘My Games’, ‘Recent’, and ‘Archive’.
Within the ‘New’ tab, the upper menu bar provides the community with the options of ‘All Templates’, ‘Theme’, and ‘Gameplay’. Within the ‘All Templates’ segment, people are given a multitude of landscape options to build their game upon: ‘Baseplate’, ‘Flat Terrain’, ‘Village’, ‘Castle’, ‘Suburban’, ‘Racing’, ‘Pirate Island’, ‘Western’, ‘City’, etc.
Once the preferred terrain template has been chosen, you'll go to the development screen. Horizontally lining the upper portion of the screen is the menu bar: ‘File’, ‘Undo’, ‘Redo’, ‘Home’, ‘Model’, ‘Test’, ‘View’, and ‘Plugins’. By clicking on ‘Home’, you have access to the icon bar, which contains the basics to building the Roblox games.
Icons include ‘Select’, ‘Move’, ‘Scale’, ‘Rotate’, ‘Collisions’, ‘Constraints’, ‘Join’, ‘Editor’, ‘Toolbox’, ‘Part’, ‘UI’, ‘Material’, ‘Color’, etc. Adjacent to the ‘Home’ segment is the ‘Model’ tab which has additional customization features: ‘Effects’, ‘Insert Objects’, etc. The ‘Test’ section provides users with the ability to ‘Play’ their game with device, player, and server options.
The ‘View’ area lets the community enhance their user experience while developing the game by giving them the options to expand to full screen, record videos, take screen shots, and use breakpoints, grids, etc. Within ‘Plugins’, people can further customize their UX with third-party downloads.
To the right of the screen are the properties, which includes aspects: ‘Appearance’, ‘Data’, ‘Behavior’, etc. Within the panel to the left of the gaming screen, are the ‘Explorer’ and ‘Toolbox’ segments.
Use the ‘Explorer’ area as an organizational hub that shows which aspects are being added to the game and where they are being stored. The ‘Toolbox’ section includes the ability to use Robux to purchase developer products to improve the user experience of the game.
What script does Roblox use?
While the cross-platform freeware is available for everyone, those who want to code and take the experience one step futher will need to know the Lua programming language. Lua is considered a lightweight, simple scripting language. There are a multitude of tutorials available online to learn the Lua coding language.
How do you make your own game in Roblox?
By using the WASD keys or holding the right click portion of the mouse, you can maneuver the camera view: up, down, left, right, and zoomed in and out. You can begin building their games by inserting a ‘Part’; on the main screen, the piece will be displayed within the landscape of the game.
To strategically place parts within the terrain, click on the ‘Select’ button to maneuver the piece around. To the left of the ‘Select’ button people are able to manipulate the part by copying, pasting, cutting, and duplicating the object; this allows people to build structures.
Adjacent to the ‘Select’ key, is the ‘Move’ key which provides precise placement. Arrows will appear around the part when the ‘Move’ button is selected. To decrease and increase the size of the lot, you can choose the ‘Scale’ option within the icon bar. This feature is important for quickly creating an ideal ecosystem within the customized game.
An additional important aspect is the ‘Rotate’ key which provides the developer the opportunity to turn the object to a satisfactory position. By clicking on ‘Editor’ within the ‘Terrain’ segment in the icon bar, people can experiment with the landscape to create imaginative worlds; navigate to the lower left panel within the ‘Terrain Editor’, and discover the multitude of topography options.
Alternative game building tools
Blender and Unity are additional game development software programs. Similar to Roblox Studio, both Blender and Unity boast free access and are available on Apple Mac and Microsoft Windows operating systems. While Roblox Studio is an excellent option for people who are beginning to get acquainted to the building and scripting realm of games, Blender and Unity are geared towards more experienced modelers.
Considering the basic building options that Roblox Studio provides, Minecraft may be another strong alternative. Minecraft is open-source software that lets you experiment with the title’s creation process. The available terrain within Roblox Studio is similar to the style of the Minecraft landscape.
Personalize content for profit
While Roblox Studio is considered a development platform for beginners, the freeware allows the community to make money from their creations by launching them. If players decide to buy game passes, then the developer can profit from that purchase. You can create a variety of gaming styles: racing, obstacle courses, etc.
With a vast and active community, Roblox Studio updates the program consistently.