The dream of every gamer is to create a game capable of getting thousands of followers around the world. Before Roblox, that only seemed possible for programmers and specialists in the development of this new form of art.
If you want to start making that dream come true you only have to use the tools that the Roblox platform has at your disposal so that you can develop an original, fun game with the aesthetics that you like the most.
That is why in this article we will explain, through simple steps, how to start a challenge that can produce many benefits, not only gain reputation within the Roblox world, but also can provide good economic gains and define your professional future.
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The first thing to consider
To all those who begin to venture into the development of games in Roblox many doubts are presented, for that reason I clarify the most common:
- You don’t have to be a programmer to make a game in Roblox, but if you know how to program there are more possibilities to create an adventure with more complexity.
- The process has certain level of difficulty, it requires patience and time to do it well. Although the Roblox editor facilitates the actions it is necessary that you are disciplined.
- The development time will depend on the knowledge you have with the tools and processes, the complexity of your idea and the time you spend on the task. In other words, it is not done overnight.
- You can only create the game with a computer, it can’t be done through a cell phone or a tablet.
- It is possible to earn money with a game created by you, but you should know that there are several ways: you can develop additives that you can put on sale, you can also give exclusivity to your adventure by making the user pay a price.
Steps to develop your own game in Roblox
The first thing you have to do is download Roblox Studio which is a platform specially created for you to give free rein to your imagination. Once you have installed it on your computer open it and follow the next steps:
- Enter the program with your Roblox account or create a new user.
- In the upper panel, place the tab “Develop” and in that window, place the tab “Places” in the column on the left of the screen and click it. A window will appear with a green button that says “Create new place“.
- Choose one of the predetermined places to start building: a city, an outdoor place with mountains, a water or racing environment, etc. If you want to start from scratch choose “Baseplate”.
- Then choose the tab at the top of the screen that says “Basic Settings“.
- Indicate the name you want to give it, depending on what you want to build. Write a description that is simple, clear and indicates the objective of the game. Select the genre, it can be adventure, fighting, sports, etc. and if it will be public or private.
- Go to the “Access” tab. Here you will determine important aspects like: Types of devices in which you can play, minimum and maximum number of players, who can access, if you want it for free or you want to sell it, for this last option enable only for VIP servers and write the price.
- In advanced configuration you can include many more details related to the genre you selected at the beginning. You must also configure the type of chat you will include.
- Now click on “Create place”.
- Activate your game from the main panel where it should appear.
How to build?
- Once you have created the profile of your creation click on the “Edit” button that appears to the right.
- It will open the panel with all the options to build the scenarios and the tools to incorporate pieces as if it was a set of chips with effects. There are cubes, spheres, corners or cylinders. Every time you place a piece, click on the “Anchor” button. Apply the texture and color.
- In the “Toolbox” button you can add any number of objects and characters.
- You can transform the terrain, it can be desert, mountain or any kind. It is also possible to add water in different ways, sizes and place it where you want.
- You can add effects to the cubes or figures.
- The “Test” tab gives you the possibility to test the progress of your creation. For example, how the character or car is moving along the landscape or path you have created.
- Now you just have to keep exploring the panel to discover the different tools and possibilities of building your game. The best way to learn is by experimenting with the different tools and functions to set your creation.
I started with MMORPGs and I still play MMORPG, WOW and Tibia :). Casual player in mobile games and sometimes I play Shooters like Valorant or CSGO.